I hate the word "mewling". Loathe it. Think it's idiotic sounding. Makes me picture a cat.
Can't. Stand. That. Word.
Unfortunately, that word is used on several occasions (since the "good" debutante is known by her "mewling" noises) throughout the book.
Now that my opinion's been stated...this was a "meh" book. It started out pretty solidly with an interesting premise (step brother and step sister reconnect....sparks fly...there are other complications including an evil mother/stepmother...oh, and a scandalous sex club called "Sodom". You know...a nice, wholesome story) but it felt like the author threw all her cards on the whist table and the last half of the book fell flat.
Not much romance...a whole lot of lust, poor decisions, and anachronistic slang.
And to slap icing on the cake, the plot's big finish was the heroine being chased up a tree by the evil suitor. Like a cat. That mewls.
Mewling. What a horrible word. *shudder*
I'm really getting tired of vampires. That said, this book was still ok. I enjoyed the spin Black took on the worldbuilding. It seemed more realistic than some of the other vampire books that have sat on my to-read pile. But beyond the worldbuilding, there wasn't a whole lot of plot to me. Maybe I just missed the plot somewhere? There was Tana and Gavriel's romance...but it wasn't the focus of the book. The big "reveal" of the Thorn of Isra (or whatever the name was) happened to be heavily foreshadowed, so that wasn't a big shock. I kept waiting for something big to happen and nothing really did.
That said, I managed to finish it and I guess I'm glad I did. But, yeah...rather ambivalent about the whole thing to be honest.
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