(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Again, I’d probably give this book 2.5 stars. While the book was fairly easy to read, there was a lot of character development that I felt fell by the wayside. There were a lot of conversations mentioned in the narration that I knew hadn’t actually appeared in the previous book… one of the biggest examples of telling rather than showing.
I did find Olee to be a really interesting character and it would have been good to see more of him outside of Aimee. I found it really disappointing that Aimee basically became a lust object… and didn’t seem to have any holdovers from apparently being monogamous in her life. (Plus, her attitude in this book made how she treated Marc completely hypocritical… much worse than it had been to him and Naomi in book two).
It took me about 30% of the book to remember that Damian was technically a bad guy… but Aimee seemed to have completely forgotten her past with him. She didn’t have much of a character in book one… but book two, I felt she was becoming too much like Damian.
I would have liked to see more action in this book… or at least more in the sense of Aimee building up allies and contacts. Having finished this book, I actually can’t say that I know what it was really about… There was a tiny amount about vampire children being targeted… but even though there was a brief conversation, it seemed to be far from the priority that both Damian and Aimee claimed it was.
I felt that, in this book, Aimee was the centre of attention. I found it really hard to imagine any of the characters having lives outside of when she wanted to talk to them. I had the feeling the secondary characters didn’t exist outside of Aimee being there.
I was a bit disappointed not to see anything more of Tierney in this book, after what had happened to her in the previous book. And there were a lot of characters I didn’t know very well and found hard to picture who they were in my head.
I won’t be reading book four in this series… and will not be seeking out any more books by this author right now.