The least sexy romance I’ve read this year.
This story is told through Violet’s and Kaspar’s POVs so you would have a sense of Kaspar’s way of thinking. Doesn’t matter. He’s as flat as a piece of cardboard. No surprises, no character development there. Same goes for Violet. They truly are a match made in hell.
I don’t know how anyone could go from despising this guy to loving him because he’d apparently saved her life twice. Uhm, hello? You wouldn’t even be in such a precarious situation if he’d left you alone! The thing is, there was no smooth transition from hate to love between the two. It’s an abrupt 180 degree change. That’s what got to me. If you’ll just make it convincing that Violet’s change of heart is founded, then I wouldn’t be having such a problem with the romance. Perhaps, if you’d just ease me into it. I just can’t read about Kasper without dry heaving. She was also waaaaayyyy too accepting of the fact that vampires exist – a mild reaction at first then she shrugged her shoulders and just moved on. Actually, much of her reactions didn’t make much sense to me. She comes off very immature and not at all like a woman on the cusp of adulthood (she turned 18 in captivity) would.
This book was a surprise hit on Wattpadd – pre-ginormous contract publication. But I wish someone had spent the time to help the author polish her work. It’s a five-hundred some odd pages of cliché and totally not worth the money I spent on it. I haven’t learned my lesson, I guess. Sometimes, if there’s a big buzz about a book, chances are, that’s all there is to it: an unpleasant noise that sounds like a fly buzzing in your ear.
My rating: 2 out of 5 Stars