So I initially rated this a 3.5 star, but upon further reflection and some pinot noir, I’m feeling gracious.
Not about the pinot part.
About the being gracious part.
Because this book doesn’t need my pretentious graciousness.
It was awesome all on its own.
Haha, tricked ya.
Sorry, that^^^ probably made no sense whatsoever.
But I’m watching The Avengers in the background as I write this and I’m feeling very… avenger-y.
And horny, because well:
Oh, le super swoon.
But anythorbabies, this book.
I was looking forward to this book – Bo and Nyx’s book – based on the foundation laid out for them in books #1-3.
Bo was as obsessed and possessive as I wanted him to be and Nyx really came into her own as well.
In previous books, I must admit that she seemed kind of one dimensional – while in contrast, Bo was VERY fleshed out dynamic in my mind. So I was pleasantly surprised by her in this book.
I really enjoy Reus’ writing and the world she has built in this series.
So why not 5 stars? And why an inital thought of 3.5 stars?
1) The “Realm” Jumping…
…was not my favorite thing.
As I said above, I enjoy the world Reus has built.
Not this other “hell realm” or some such nonsense.
Not my cuppa joe, homies.
2) Very limited shifter interactivity…
…which was a bummer.
Something I love about this series is how all the characters work together and interact – with the Stavros pack kind of at its core.
But that was missing in this book. Sure, we got to see Victoria and Drake a little bit. But the scenes they were in felt very superfluous and really did nothing to enhance the story line.
And, as I said, a lot of the action in this book happened in that weird, aforementioned, hell realm.
2) There were NO DRAGONS….
…or at least not much of them.
Ya’ll know how much I love my dragons – thus my unending lurve for books two and three.
So after enjoying them for two solid books in a row, perhaps I was left in a state of dragon withdrawl during this forth installment.
Thus, the only drawbacks of this book for me were completely personal.
The story was there, the writing was there, the enjoyment was there.
It just wasn’t my favorite so far in the series.
That said, something I DID really enjoy about this book and the ONLY thing I enjoyed about the visit to the hell realm was the introduction of Bo’s brothers, Ian and Rory.
I really liked them and I am hoping they get their own books soon…especially Ian…why you say?
He’s half dragon homies!