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 Shelly Laurenston
Released: March 31st 2015
Series: Call of Crows #1
Published by Kensington
“I did like the world that Shelly Laurenston has created and although the romance may have been a bit lacklustre, I would read the next in the series” ~ Under the Covers
I feel like I am having a torrid and stormy love affair with Shelly Laurenston. Like all good love affairs we have our giddy highs and earth shattering lows; when we first met, I couldn’t get enough of her, I devoured her. There wasn’t anything that she had a hand in that I didn’t immediately gobble up and enjoy immensely. However, recently, I feel we are in a dip, she just isn’t satisfying me like she used to.
When reading The Unleashing, I felt like I was having a flashback, all her books a very similar and her characters bare a remarkable resemblance to one another so I was on very familiar and oft trod ground when I was reading this. But, I do happen to enjoy Shelly Laurenston’s stable of characters, even if she does trot them out in various new images on a frequent basis, so The Unleashing was just the read I was expecting; funny and full of action.
I did feel that the romance was lacking, the main characters Vig and Kera were great together, I just wish I had a chance to see more of their impending coupledom; it all seemed to resolve very quickly. I would have liked to see more interactions between them, one, because they adorable and hilarious, and two, so that this paranormal romance book was a bit heavier on the actual romance.
However, I did like the world that Shelly Laurenston has created and although the romance may have been a bit lacklustre I would read the next in the series, just to see what happens and to learn more about the clans. So, although the romance between Laurenston and I may be at a low ebb, we aren’t on the rocks quite yet.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?