This book was a disaster. I did not like this book at all. The only reason I gave it a 2.5 stars rating was because I felt like the story had potential. To me–the potential was lost, but hopefully, in the second book she tries harder.
I did not like the writing style of this book, (it may have been that I just came from reading the Masterpiece of Kerri Maniscalco), she was very sloppy and I got lost in writing all the time. There were some facts as the story developed that were redundant. Unnecessary facts that the book could’ve done without. So many other little things throughout the book that were unnecessary.
And let’s talk about the main character, Jude. She and her sisters witnessed her parents get murdered right in front of them and then they were whisked into the fairy world when they were very young. Jude has no purpose in this book, as I read the story I found it very easy to get lost in what she was doing, her focus changed every few chapters and even her personality was all over the place.
The secondary characters suck, the way the author portrayed them was (I feel like) just to fill in some space. However, I did feel like these characters had a clearer purpose throughout the book then Jude’s. How are you going to write a book without giving your main character a purpose, or at least a clear idea to follow? Black did bring an element to Jude’s performance in the story, that if you read the book you’ll see what I mean (I just don’t want to say it just in case its a spoiler) but that still is not a purpose, that was just Jude trying to react to a situation, acting on means for an end.
This book involves fae, kingdom, war and politics and all of that mumble jumble–if you are interested in that, go ahead and give this book a try. I didn’t like it but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to! I hope you enjoyed my review.
Would recommend for readers 13 years or older.