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Posted August 23, 2010
Terrible character development for the sake of an insane plot twist
Rarely do I find a book I truly hate, and this is one of them. The protagonist is very poorly developed in this story. I found myself having no connection at all with her. Very little of her back story is told. This is for a direct reason, which I'll get to later. Her friend Leo seems forced into a story that he doesn't fit into. The only characters I found myself really connecting with were Trixa's friends Zeke & Griffin, and the charismatic demon Solomon. Then end of the story comes like a slap in the face. Not only doesn't it make any sense, but it's insanely random to the point of absurd. It would seem that Trixa's character development was abandoned completely in a poor attempt to hammer a square ending into a round hole. Think the craziness ends? Not at all. They throw in completely random homosexuality out of nowhere. While I have no issues with this subject matter, the author seems to take a lifelong friendship that is for all intents and purposes a brother-brother relationship and somehow turns it into a romantic endeavor. There is no end to the random twists and lack of story telling to this book.
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Posted September 22, 2010
I wish I could have liked this book
I love the Cal Leandros book series by Rob Thurman. I was thrilled when I heard she had another series starting up. Sadly, I hated this book. The character development just wasn't there. I liked some of the minor characters but the main character was poorly developed and just when I started to like her, the author hits us with a completely random obnoxious "twist". Its not a twist when you just throw something in and say all of the early stuff was lies. That is just poor plot development. That is lying to your readers for the shock effect. Skip this book and go read Nightlife (book 1 of Cal Leandros) instead.
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Posted March 5, 2010
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