I love a good fantasy story and am always on the look out for something new and interesting. This book fit the bill. Good writing, a good plot, action packed,and some well developed characters. I am happy to report I will be looking out for the sequels in this series. The action and drama never ended. I really enjoyed the evolution of Errol as I love a scrappy underdog. Congrats to Patrick Carr on his debut novel.
Two things, I love urban fantasy, and i have not read the previous books in this series. Although this book includes history elements and a reintroduction of characters, I really didn't like the way the past was recapped in journal notations. It had the flavor of telling a story rather than showing. I was never pulled into this story though I did like Jolie's character and thought the author developed her characters nicely. I am not one for enjoying sexually frustrated romances and was turned off by the continued sexual tension without fulfillment. I don't like a lot of internal dialogue and found that distracting, not gripping. The action was not compelling enough to keep me interested in the book nor was there a great climax. Maybe if I had read the previous two books I would have been more involved with the story.
Ironically I really enjoyed this book though I am not sure what it was about. The plot was confusing and there were attempts at foreshadowing? but nothing came of them. The bad guys were a fuzzy group whose aim was never revealed. Why were they after Celia, who knows... What motivated them another mystery. Relationships were hinted at but not developed. And yet I am interested enough in the Characters and story to give book 2 a try.
I enjoyed the book. It kept me engaged although I am not a big fan of continued gore and thought it went a little far at least for my taste. If you like YA drama with a zombie twist then you will definitely enjoy Twice Shy. I have to say I don't know what I was expecting but the ending had quite a twist to it. It left me a little disappointed. Overall it was a very readable, fast paced book about teenage relationships.
I enjoyed this book and didn't have a hard time following the plot despite it being the second in a series. There were a few holes including Dace's previous relationship with Tayvis, but overall I was able to connect the dots. Dace is an intergalactic Calamity Jane given to accepting responsibility for disasters not necessarily of her own making. She is being chased across worlds by alien beings who believe she has their sacred Eggstone. By the time they catch her she has bonded to the Eggstone and is now their unwelcome priestess. Overall I enjoyed her adventures and the characters she came in contact with. I felt the love triangle could have been developed a little more as could some of the plot points but it was an easy, enjoyable read.
I enjoyed reading this book. The writing style was such that I was immediately drawn into each story. I liked the strong women in the stories and I hated the weak and evil men. The world building worked for me. The only downside was that each chapter could have been its own book with a longer and more developed story. I was unsatisfied when each chapter ended and then we moved another generation of characters. I would have enjoyed reading each story as a separate more in depth book. Well written well edited and interesting.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Like other reviewers, I wish it was a little longer. I enjoyed the characters and the story. It was well written (which is always a plus in my book) and kept my interest though I felt there needed to be a bit more depth to the story. Samik being gay? was totally out of the blue. Holly Bennett has a lot of potential as a writer and I will be looking for future books.