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Posted May 29, 2014
Alas, I cannot find the allure that most readers seem to have found in this book, which is a shame because the plot is quite interesting. Time and time again I thought that I was going to get into the story (the author does a fair job of drawing the reader in) but I kept pulling back. I found the characters, in general, to overact in a lot of situations. They would either go ballistic when they were angry (like repeatedly punching into a wall, shouting at the top of their lungs for minor annoyances, or throwing far too many chairs into walls when they abruptly stood up), or go into fits of hysterics when something was funny (there were far too many tears rolling down faces over jokes). I wanted to like Darian, but there was just something about him that did not draw me in. I found his and Emily’s relationship went from one end of the spectrum to another in far too quick a time. I found the pace of the book far too rushed and lacking in detail (I still cannot tell you for the life of me how the castle really looks plan-wise but for a few details here and there) and the dialogue a bit unrealistic at times.
I was just not captured with this story.