Meh. I just couldn’t with this one. If the first book is the absolute worst book in the series, and it gets better (a lot better), someone let me know. Otherwise, I won’t be continuing on with this.
To me, this was silly, shallow, and not even remotely dark, despite the enticing dark concept. It’s a concept that sounded great on paper, but when written in such a frilly, shallow way, it took away everything that should have been great about this.
This could have been deep, dark, angst-filled, and emotional. Instead, what you get is 2D characters, a plot that is only there to forward the romance, underdeveloped side characters, shallow and lazy villains, and weak world building. Honestly, I’m most upset about the weak world building and boring, one-note characters.
Yes, this is fiction, but you’ll have to suspend disbelief to an ultimate level to be able to swallow the lazy dialogue and plot.
And I take it back. I’m most upset that this is a high concept failure, because there’s just so much that could have been done with this dark, demon-filled world. And instead, I got a bunch of annoying, emotionless fluff. Bummer.
Book 274 read in 2018