Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep

unwantedReviewed by Jen

The idea of having a Finn-centric novella in this series seemed like a fun idea. I wish I  could say that it lived up to its potential. It’s not a bad story, necessarily, but there is not much to it. And it didn’t really feel like the Finn we know and love.

Understandably, this isn’t the time for Finn to be smooth or charming or sexy. This story is set on the heels of a book where his own mother tried to kill him. She tortured him and left a trail of bodies in her wake. And now Finn feels responsible. He feels guilty and everyone around him blames him too. No fun to be had here.

Basically, Finn learns the widow of one of his co-workers is being threatened and he feels like he needs to save her. This, while he essentially hates himself for being suckered by his mom.  That’s pretty much the whole story, less than 60 pages on my e-reader. I felt no flavor from his character and the whole thing read pretty flat.

Hard-core Finn fans may enjoy this one, but I felt really underwhelmed.

Rating: C

*ARC provided by publisher

Click to purchase: Amazon

Unwanted
by Jennifer Estep
Release Date: July 18, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Star

 

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