Top critical review
May 17, 2019
Am I missing something? Why so many glowing reviews for something so awful? In a nutshell, there was no world building at all; I never got the sense of where this takes place. I know what the author said, but I never saw it as it was all tell and no "show". The characters were all unlikable. I got that they were "bada$$es" as we were told that repeatedly, but I never really felt any development of the characters, they were all flat and equally snarly and snarky. The characters expressed little real wit or cleverness in their dialog. The story development was lacking; it was just a series of violent events. The main character is poorly developed; he's whiny and unbelievable in the role he was given.
The sad thing is that this was an idea that had promise, but that promise wan not fulfilled.
Perhaps there was a prologue (please...no) or maybe a series that I should have read prior to this book that would have clued me in? If so, then there should have been fair warning given when purchasing this book, so that I would have better understood just who the heck these people were and where this was taking place.
Maybe it gets better after the half-way mark, but I just couldn't stomach any more.