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Posted July 14, 2012
First off, I actually read this as a beta reading copy. I know a few things have changed, but the story is the same and I feel confident in letting folks know what I over-all thought of it. I’ll also admit that I helped do the cover art and blurb, so I’m not entirely not-involved but I think I can write an objective review.
So, on with it…
This is the second book in the Telepathic Clans Saga. I posted my review on Goodreads about the first one, which I had several issues with. However, I beta read the second book and was pleasantly surprised. I had trouble getting into the first until maybe half way through, but then it got me. The second book did a better job of grabbing and holding me all the way through.
I found the world of the telepathic clans to be fascinating, and I liked a succubus as the main character. I found it different and fun. I loved the polyamorous angles to the opinions of certain characters about love, sex, dating and life. It needs to be seen more in mainstream fiction. Not as The Big Deal as some menage romances, but just as a different way of life, of being. The open sexuality for women and men alike was wonderful. Just… it’s a part of who we are. And when you’re a succubus, even more!
The ball/party halfway through nearly made me take a cold shower.
But what I liked a lot better about this book was that we see all of these characters loving the MC, Brenna, but in this one we’re shown why more than we’re told why, which was an issue I had with the last book. I felt like that aspect was Tell rather than Show, but this fixed that and I felt better connected to Brenna. Rebecca was kickass. I’m still not sure I feel this is a “romance” per se, since while the first book felt more like a coming of age story, this was more a political world-builder, and coming into one’s own.
Still, it was a good paced read with a fascinating world. I have the third book waiting on me to beta read it and I’m looking forward to it! This is a solid 4 star tale.
Posted July 9, 2012
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