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Posted May 23, 2012
2.5 stars for Lilith Straight
Back when I first started my blog in October I signed up for this tour not even thinking that I would still have a blog by the time this tour rolled around let alone having a Kindle to read it on but I'm still here and I did get a Kindle to read it on and I'm extremely glad to have been a part of the blog tour.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Thinking back, what first made me sign up for the tour was the cover. I don't know about you but I really did covers like this. I think that in the midst of really steamy covers there is a need for a more simplistic and flirty (did I just use the word flirty? Yep) cover just to set things a part a bit more and I think that the covers are so vibrant that they really do work and get more people interested.
When I read the book I thought it started off on a pretty high note. I like how Lilith and the side characters like her daughter, niece, half-sister etc. were introduced to the story line and I enjoyed how the author didn't really jump into the paranormal aspect of the book right away and let the story build up a bit.
But I'm sad to say that there were several parts of the book did not appeal to me. I had a very difficult time connecting to the characters because I wish that Lilith had been a stronger character. She seemed rather timid to me for most of the whole book and her inner monologues grew rather tiresome. I thought that she let everyone walk all over her even when she had her demon working for her. I wish she had shown more of a backbone and that she was a lot stronger because she just didn't work for me.
However, there were some things I did like about the book. I enjoyed the way that Michelle wrote about Lilith becoming a succubus. I thought it was a really unique twist on it and that the book was a lighter take on the paranormal side of fiction which was refreshing because a lot of them are intense.
Overall I wasn't really that impressed with the book. I liked it but it could have been better. The writing was really good but like I said I was unable to connect to any of the characters because I thought they were irksome. However, I will be continuing the series by reading the next book because I do believe Michelle has a talent for writing. I would probably recommend this book to those who want a quick easy paranormal read.