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- Listening Length: 24 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penguin Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 8, 2011
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004MTWWD8
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The plot makes me think exactly enough to keep me entertained. I almost need a diagram but in a good way. Not in a game of thrones way (still love GoT, don't get mad).
The settings alone are enough to suck you in. Book 2 is happening today. I'm thankful I didn't know of this book earlier and didn't have to wait eons for the next installments.
***Spoilers and edits have been added below.***
Things I wasn't fond of:
1. Pale vampires. Why? Why can't they just be normal flesh colors?
2. The constant creation of new magic to propel the character. She's nearly been given unlimited unknown power.
3. Too quick of a romance. Realistically, you just don't become that infatuated so quickly. The pacing is off on this part.
Keep on keeping on author lady. This book doesn't suck.
Book One in All Souls Trilogy
I found this book to be slow. Yes, Ms. Harkness is introducing us to the characters and some of their history. We are introduced to witches, deomans, vampires, and warm-bloods—good and evil. Ms. Harkness sets us up for the search by Diana (witch) and Matthew (vampire) and a host of others for a lost book: Book of Life.
I heard about the books from a FB sister who said she had not expected to like the books. Based upon the first half of the first book, I was not interested in continuing. But I’m glad I did.
Interestingly, it's many of the secondary characters that I found most interesting, and I wished there was a bit more of the families and colleagues around earlier in the story to pull me in more quickly. As cheesy as it may sound, I did really enjoy the concept of a yoga class just for "creatures" (how witches, vampires, and daemons are referred to), with each group having their own particular strengths and weaknesses in the practice. I guess I ended up enjoying the world and the quirks of it better than I actually enjoyed the two main characters, who I never really found compelling.
This first book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, as it is the first in a trilogy. I went ahead and bought the second book, and so far am about halfway through it, and the the same issues I have with the first one are still present - I'm liking the world, but just not liking the main characters all that much. So I've kind of lost my drive to really keep pushing forward. I guess perhaps I'm also a little bored of the whole "vampire love is so strong and possessive - they make me FEEL things" paranormal romance trope.
But it was still an enjoyable read overall. I wouldn't NOT recommend it if you want something interesting to read!
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