ARC Review: Frost and Flame by Gena Showalter

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ARC Review: Frost and Flame by Gena Showalter
Frost and Flame

3.5 Stars


Book Info

Released: September 17th 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Gods of War #2
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

“The narration felt really choppy to me, making it a little difficult to get into. I also found the book to be extremely predictable this time around, which is strange because Showalter usually keeps readers on their toes.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m going to cut to the chase with this book. First off, I was looking forward to diving back into this world because I really enjoyed the first book of the series. However, I have discovered something about the writing in this book. As a fan of Showalter for many years, I can safely say that I have read quite a bit of her books so I am familiar with her writing style. However, it seems that she is changing up her style quite a lot in this series and to be honest, I’m not really sure how I feel about it.

The narration felt really choppy to me, making it a little difficult to get into. I also found the book to be extremely predictable this time around, which is strange because Showalter usually keeps readers on their toes. But I knew a character was going to die almost immediately after they were introduced, so I don’t know if it was just me or if the book really did feel too foreseeable.

However, I am going to keep trying the other books in the series because I like the premise of the series. It has an Immortals After Dark feel to it, so if you like Kresley Cole’s paranormal writing, then I think you will enjoy this. But the writing style of this book felt more like Cole’s YA series, the Arcana Chronicles, which I actually wasn’t a fan of. So I guess I will have to learn how to deal with the chopping style.

So while this book wasn’t a total hit for me, I am still looking forward to seeing what Gena has in store for her readers next.

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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Annie

Elizabeth

I don’t think I could get beyond the choppy writing.

Sophia Rose

Weird about the change in style, but I do like IAD so maybe it will be a hit for me. Thanks, Annie!

Amy R

Thanks for the review.