Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 336 pages
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Indigo Court series
Source: Through Goodreads First Reads for Review
Rating: 1.5/5 stars
This is the 2nd book in the Indigo Court series. I got a copy of this to review through the Goodreads First Reads program. I really did not like the first book, Night Myst, but by the time I had read that book I already obtained this review copy. So, I thought “maybe the series will get better” and went ahead and tried to read it. I just couldn’t finish it, I got maybe 100 pages in and it was just so awful.
In the first book Cecily discovered that she is one of the Fey who can shift shape. In this book her quest to save her lover, Grieve, from the hands of the Indigo Court continues. She has allies to help her, unfortunately one of their allies the vampire Lannan is requiring payment from Cecily in a way that is taking her down dark and depraved paths.
I read the first 100 or so pages of this book and just couldn’t take anymore. This book is just as bad as the first book was, the only reason I even started this book was because I got it for review.
The language is incredibly awkward, the characters sound like 2D paper cut outs. The writing style is incredibly hard to read. The writer uses very short sentences that make this sound like an awkward kid’s novel at times. Added to that the book just takes itself so incredibly serious. I am sooooo done with this series.
Seriously in the middle of discussing a battle with the Queen of River and Rushes, the two characters start discussing hummingbirds and how their life is sacred and how hummingbirds need to make sure not to fly into stuff as part of their survival..so everyone has trouble surviving you know? I am all like…uh…okayyyyy….not even sure why we had to digress. It was so weird I was laughing at the awkwardness of it all.
Seriously I was so frustrated with the horribleness of this book, I threw across the bed in frustration. I love my books and try to treat them with respect, but I do not like books that waste my time….was this book even edited? Okay enough ranting, back to the review….
Let’s not even talk about the characters or plot. Cecily is abused by all of the men in her life. Her romance with Greive consists of her and him having rough sex whenever he can sneak away from Myst (the queen of the Indigo Court). Then the vampire she is working with Lannan, frequently abuses her physically, mentally, and sexually; her friends feel bad but what can they do? The whole thing is yucky feeling and the heroine is in tears as often as she is kicking butt or taking action.
I just don’t know what else to say. I disliked the characters, they didn’t come alive for me. The plot is pretty darn lame and the writing is horrible. The idea behind this world with vampiric fey is interesting, but it is executed poorly.
Overall I hated this book. I guess if you liked the first book this one is more of the same, so you will probably enjoy this one too. If you hated the first book (like I did) this book is more of the same and worse so you will probably hate it even more. Not recommended.
If you want to read an excellent book about the Fey check out Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series, Kaylana Prices’s Alex Craft series, Karen Chance’s Dorina Basarab series, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, or Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles. All of these books are much much better books about Fey than this one.