Dark Moon. Leisl Leighton
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I love supernatural novels, and shifters ones feature high on my must read lists…I was looking forward to this one, but though it wasn’t a book I could dislike, it wasn’t one I’d rave about either. Somehow there seemed to be a bit too much packed in. I’m not usually one to moan about that but here it felt a little like overkill, especially as the characters didn’t really work for me. I couldn’t empathise with them and I just felt they were a bit unreal..I know, I know, it’s fantasy and everyone IS unreal but I need to feel the characters are real people and the problems genuine, and able to be overcome, preferably not by some last minute spell of talent!
The characters just felt too stilted and clichéd to me. I felt as if I’d read caricatures of them in a myriad of other books. Still, I can see others have loved them and it just shows what I’m always trying to say, that not all books suit all readers, and thankfully that leads to a wide variety even within specific genres. I need to feel that the people and plots are original, and though I’m not saying the story isn’t genuine it just feels like a generic shifter novel, not one that’s got any unique points 😦 I haven’t got price info but its around 329 pages so a decent length and though its not one for me it may be just what you’re looking for. I loved Liesl’s Killing Me Softly so would happily try another book, and not let this one put me off. Not everyone is going to enjoy everything an author writes just because they loved ( or didn’t) one book.
ARC provided via Netgalley
Stars: Two and a half, I didn’t dislike it, but I can’t give it a three/good rating.