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The Bohemian Housewife Blog Review
January 31, 2016
(I received this book in exchange for an honest review)
I once read somewhere about the different type of writing styles. I have learned that each author has their own way of writing the story out. From what I read, this book is more based on character development then it is on the plot. The reason I say that is because in the beginning we are faced with Eira is on her death-bed, where she meets Raikidan. Someone who has promised her to help get revenge on those who have done her wrong ~ which is the way I see it.
As the story moves on Eira and Raikidan form a bond, one that I believe is not something Eira is used to. Through my eyes I see that Eira is very distant with people, except for the ones she cares about. But whether she knows it or not she has some of the feeling that she is not supposed to have. In this story we get to learn more and more about Eira, about her past, even about the things that haunt her.
Towards the end it doesn’t seem that she get the revenge that she sets out for. Instead we get the see the character grow as a person. In no way do I believe that this takes out the quality of this story, In fact I loved the story. It was refreshing to read the about the characters growing closer together.
Now we do get some action in this book, and the flow in the fight scenes are great. Details are fantastic as well, you really get a good picture of what is happening in your mind. I think that Shannon had a good balance when it came to that.
The only reason she did not get five stars from me on this, was for the fact I got a little confused. Though the we have one main pov, then we get to one part and it switches to another one. I understand the reason for it and what it did for the story, I just don’t see why it only happened once.
In fact I find it very odd when we see authors do this, I think that if you are going to move through more than one pov, don’t do it just once in the book. Maybe try out more the one chapter with a different pov. But don’t go crazy and do to many.
All in all I thought this was a great book, and the ending had me very curious about what is going to happen in the next book. I mean serious CLIFFHANGER, BEWARE!! You hate to love it, that is something that leaves you craving more.
I think this is definitely a book I would like to keep in my personal paperback library. Just going to start making a list of the book I want to buy and keep in my house.