I really wanted to love this book. There is so much promise in the world that Cate Tiernan is building with this series. But in the end, I was left scratching my head and asking myself, “what happened?” I kept swiping the page on my e-reader thinking there had to me more to this story and maybe it was just missing from my ARC. And perhaps that’s still the case. But here’s what happened on the way to my 2 ½ star review.
Vivi has just suffered through the loss of her parents and is dealing with the aftermath of grief and regrets. It’s during this time that she discovers more family in New Orleans and heads there blindly from Florida to see this family she knows nothing about. It was a good start to the book. I was starting to speculate how this was going to play out…
But then nothing really happened. The entire story just didn’t live up to the synopsis. It could have been a lot shorter and perhaps worked better as a novella – a warm up to the actual book.
The characters were pretty flat with little fleshing out, except for possibly Aly, Mateo’s girlfriend. She was definitely my favorite character.
Unfortunately, even the love interest was kind of dull. He had so much potential but I couldn’t get over the disjointed make-out sessions that tended to end oddly.
There was a pretty cool action sequence towards the end but where it could have answered a few questions, it only added more questions. Grrrr… And the ending? Talk about all of a sudden!!! *Swipe, swipe, swipe…*
“Why is my e-reader stuck? There have got to be more pages!!”
I really hope it was just my ARC and perhaps the finished copy had more answers or was perhaps tighter and more organized. I’m not sure I’ll continue with this series unless I know I’ll get some closure.
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