Archive | February 5, 2016

The Deepest Well, Age of Gray, Book 1, Juliette Cross


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Genre:  Romance

Well, I liked the sound of this, but didn’t realise until I came to write my review that its a spin off from another trilogy, and I’d read the first book there. To be fair Katherine and George weren’t a huge part of that book, so as I read such a lot its not that surprising I’d forgotten them ( sorry George, sorry Katherine). I’m not sure if this is another trilogy or the start of a series.

So we meet Katherine, married to the horrible and cruel Lord Blakely. He put on the charm until the wedding, but in the two years since then he’s shown his true colours, and now although Katherine doesn’t know it he’s dipping into some very dark waters. Then at a society soiree she meets George, Lord Thornton, and something sizzles between the two. George is a demon hunter though, doing a dangerous job and his interest in Katherine doesn’t go and totally taken aback by his feelings for Katherine. She was a good character too, married to a callous brute and yet she kept her inner self, her spark, and did her best at protecting others from her husband as much as she could.

Its kind of predictable to begin and I wasn’t really hooked onto the story, but by a third of the way through it was getting interesting and took a turn i really didn’t expect in the last third! Its a great mix of historical and paranormal romance with that unexpected twist that lifted the book for me. It had some good characters, very true to time period, and that was fun reading – all those constraints over who you can talk to, and what you may do – I’d have been a total fail in that era! Overall its a story that took a bit of time to warm to me, but once it did it was very real feeling and I enjoyed it. Its a good read but for me wasn’t a great one.

Stars: Three and a half, a slow start but excellent unexpected finish, but didn’t quite have the spark I needed.

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