I wanted to get into this book, but I just couldn’t.
Maybe if I had not read Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series, I could have. But the bottom line is, I did read those books and they were all I could think of as I tried to invest in this story.
Stop me when this sounds too familiar.
–The main character is a happy-go-lucky college-age pretty girl whose life is turned upside down when her sister is killed in a foreign country.
–She loves to wear
pink stiletto heels.
–After she travels to the country where her sister died, she discovers things she never knew existed.
–Her sister may have been involved with this crazy and dangerous stuff.
–Now our heroine is dragged into this world even though she doesn’t want to be.
–There is a sexy, powerful, not-quite-human man who knows what’s going on, but won’t tell her.
–He calls her by her last name.
–He has awesome sports cars stashed in his garage and floor to ceiling books.
–There are sexy Scottish accents and words like “doona”
–The not-quite-human sex-god-man makes the heroine cut and dye her hair. He talks to her like a child. Yet there is a barely restrained sexual undertone.
–She is tattooed against her will.
–There is a birthday cake scene that reminds us of her innocence.
And then Jen was done. (Jen being me. Yes, I just spoke about myself in the third person.)
Summer’s story isn’t exactly like Mac’s. Summer isn’t a Sidhe-seer; she’s a mind reader. Her sister isn’t older: she’s a twin. And there is a powerful consciousness inside her mind that can wreak great havoc and violence if she lets it have its way. –Shit. Scratch that last one and add it to the first list.
Maybe the story finds more of its own legs as it continues. But if I wanted to read a book this much like the Fever series, I’d just read the original.
If you want a Fever feel and you don’t mind a new story that seems really familiar, this one may be a better fit for you. But it’s not for me.
*Book provided by author for review
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Chance the Darkness
by LA Wild
Release Date: November 20, 2014