The first book of this series got me all excited to read its second installment and it raised the bar pretty high that’s why I end up a bit disappointed with this one. I just really want to mention something about the three main characters here – Genevieve, Reed and Russell.
Genevieve – There’s something seriously wrong with this half human – half angel. She’s like the most inconsiderate /selfish heroine I’ve ever known in this genre. In the first book, I love how she’s carrying the girl power banner and how she’s like an overachiever and is supposed to be smart. Here though, everything went spiraling down for her character. It was like a character assassination / suicide – whatever you wanna call it. She became too emotional, irrational and to put it simply – dimwit. And for geez sake! She’s flirting with three other guys and can’t seem to make a decision – a rational one for that matter. She’s actually the one abusing the trust of people around her and is also very abusive to Reed if I may say so. I just hate the fact that during the first book, she was this strong, amazing woman and here, she became a wimpy half-angle when she’s supposed to be evolving into something superior – well, she did evolve physically at least.
Reed – I love Reed’s character from the very start and I find it weird that the author didn’t try to tell the story or at least have chapters in this book through his POV. His age and history would’ve been sufficient enough to tell something more about him. Instead, he became the martyr lover who think that it was his entire fault [yeah, yeah I get that it was in his nature to protect] for being unable to protect the thick headed Evie.
Russell – Really? The way he speaks was inconsistent. Gosh, I hate the way I could hear that accent in my head. It was annoying as hell and I don’t really see the point of giving him more than a couple of chapters [POV-wise]
I really thought that this second book lacked focus and became a bit self-indulgent midway till the end. I didn’t like the way the author made Evie’s character like she’s got a multiple personality disorder. She was such a kick-ass in the first book which is ironic because here, she keeps on getting physically stronger along with her supernatural powers but her personality isn’t developing at all. She’s becoming an emotional wreck. I guess I’m just totally disappointed with the whole thing – it really dwindled down for me big time but I’m hanging in there for the next book.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars