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on July 11, 2016
My second Ford novel, and maybe it's because a few years passed between the two reads, but I'm a little stunned here.
Vampire gods -- good and evil vampire gods are banished to earth and must save us pitiful humans from (them) ourselves. 'Rejected' vampire gods are sent to earth to save us when it ends up being them that set out to destroy us. I'm missing something, right?
The premise already confused me, but the way the author chose to clue me in only made it worse. I was lost much of time trying to figure out what was going on, why, and where it would all lead only to arrive at a cliff-hanger. And, I had to push myself to reach that non-ending, too.
Too many f-bombs and with far less intelligent or even significant dialogue among 'gods', which was as pitiful as the 90s high school vibe trying to mix with super-human biker dudes (who waltz around shopping malls armed to the teeth yet don't set off any alarms or warning bells in the mall cops heads).
It just didn't work.
No one convinced me of their worth, their need, or their attraction. I was led to believe that American women are superior to gods. They're smarter, wiser, and tougher. We Rock! (groan) and yet it read more like a Korean melodrama where the mature, adult male with it ALL ends up falling for the immature nudnik with mouse appeal. It makes no sense and doesn't qualify as a 'romance' -- which leads to another conundrum here: there was no romance in Damian's Oracle, so . . . why was I led to believe it would occur?
And, it's PYRE, not pile and MONOTONE, not monotonous, which is what this story became until I wished I had a pyre on which to toss it. Very disappointed and unsure if I'll want to read another Lizzy Ford novel.