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Not as good as the first books in this series
on 13 March 2012
This book was frustrating - I loved the first two books in the series (Dark Prince, Dark Desire) but Dark Magic didn't work at all. It was very repetitive, with long passages in which the couple argue about the same petty issue back and forth for ages and nothing really happens. The heroine comes across as a total idiot, and the book feels highly unrealistic (even for paranormal romance!)
The main problem is that the first few books dealt with human heroines falling in love with supernatural heroes, and so of course the human heroines find lots of things difficult to understand/accept and the author had lots of fun with the conflict this created. However, in this book, a supernatural woman falls for a supernatural guy - but the author seems to forget this and recycles a load of the material from the first few books. So the heroine doesn't seem to know the most obvious and basic things about her own culture and has random problem with it all, but it's not clear why. We're told vaguely that her mother tried to raise her with human values - but given that her father is the leader of the supernatural people, you would think she'd have picked up a thing or two.
The book becomes really dull, so the author tries to spice it up with lots of sex scenes and (yet another) evil vampire stalking the couple. But because the couple are dull, the reader just finds it all a bit hard to care about. I struggled to finish the book it became so boring.