This one is a mixed bag of a read. Firstly, the writing is good and easy to read with good selections on wording most of the time. There are a few moments I felt as though someone else were doing the writing. Maybe this is too heavy of an editing hand? The research that went into this book is evident from the start; a very good job at that. The characters are good but could use a touch more work to make them feel fleshed out. The order of presentation provides for some rather lengthy sluggish points. With some editing and restructuring this could be a much better book. Overall it is an interesting read and a good mythological/fantasy choice. I received an ARC through STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a mixed bag of a read. I really like the writing and the sheer amount of research that goes into this book is stunning. I love the whole premiss for the story line and I like how everything moves along with the plot through to the end. This is an easy to read book and enjoyable except for a few minor things that dragged down the whole experience for me. I did not feel like every character was thought through, fleshed out or layered which made it difficult to feel anything towards them. The pacing was a bit slow at times, to the point I really wanted to skim through pages. Overall though, this is a good read and one to enjoy. I received an ARC through Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
Well written intriguing plot line that picks up following the story from the previous book. I’d recommend reading the first book, Something Red, before starting this one. The author takes fantasy and works in mythology with a twist of horror and does it really well. I was hooked from page one and didn’t want to put it down. The editing job was really good. The characters felt so real and believable right from the start. I especially liked Molly. I’d recommend this book to all lovers of fantasy, mythology, horror, or who just love a really good book. A free copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased review.