I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Lora Leigh
Released: August 7, 2012
Series: Breeds #27
Published by Berkley
I have to be honest here… I read the book, I sat and thought about it. Then I walked away from writing this review for a couple of days because I wanted all my feelings to fall back and settle down and here’s how I feel now.
When you run a series for 27 books you have to know that what keeps readers interested is not JUST reading about yet another couple in the world they’ve grown to love. There has to be more. When I finished reading STYGIAN’S HONOR I actually thought that this book had completely missed the mark on giving me that. Then on second thought I guess there was a good story, actually maybe even a better plot than in the previous book. But I have two major issues with STYGIAN’S HONOR and the reasons why I think I enjoyed the last book more than this one.
I really haven’t had the chance to care one way or another about Stygian. He’s the typical overprotective breed and quite frankly, I’ve read that before. There was nothing that really stood out about him amongst a sea of other breeds. Well, maybe except for the fact that he’s awesome at dirty talk.
Then there’s the heroine, who actually annoyed me to pieces for most of the book. Then her back story comes along and yes, maybe she stops being so whiny, and she’s tolerable. But again, her character is not all that memorable, even though there is a crazy twist at the end which I’m hoping will set a different tone and new adventures for the future of the series.
OK ok ok it was interesting. And I may be the only one that feels this way but I am actually getting tired of the “save Jonas’ daughter” plot. I think it’s being dragged and I wish there was a resolution for it already. I need something to finally happen so that we can move on to something else.
What ever happened to…
I find the choice in couples lately to be a bit strange. We are getting books about breeds we’ve barely even heard of when we are still missing important stories, like Dr. Eli and Cassie. At this point, I don’t think Cassie can possibly be too young still, right?
I love Cassie, don’t get me wrong. But I find it so unrealistic when every time her character is needed in a book for some random breed that she has this special bond with them, they always have inside jokes and she’s just their BFF almost. It happened again with Stygian and somehow it didn’t ring true.
Seriously, am I the only catching these things? Gideon was introduced in LAWE’S JUSTICE and we learn more about his character in this book. I have a feeling he might be the next book, since it would seem the logical progression of the general story. And I like him well enough. But has no one else notice that his name is exactly the same as Sylvia Day’s hero in BARED TO YOU?
*ARC provided by publisher