|At least the cover is kinda cool...|
Disclaimer: I DO NOT like de la Cruz's Blue Blood series. I don’t mean to yuck anybody’s yum, but I find the twin-incest uber off-putting. I know that they are reincarnated soul mates blah blah….but still!! Game of Thrones and Blue Bloods taught me that twin incest is my fiction deal breaker. (It is important to learn new things about yourself, no?) But I did my best to meet with book with an open mind.
- Originality: 4. This builds off the world of Blue Bloods, and I think I would have been a bit confused without having read a couple of those books.
- Absurdity: 7. I liked the witchcraft storyline, but I did not buy into the larger world of reincarnated souls/immortal gods. Eye rolls were everywhere. Goosie Mama was next to me on the train and kept being all “WHAT is making you so annoyed?!?"
- Level of Paranormal Romance: 10. This is a book for adults, kids. Things don’t stop at extended eye contact and feelings. But rather than building real relationships, we get insta-lust, insta-love’s promiscuous older cousin. Not to mention immortal, destined lovers = the definition of paranormal romance.
- Level of Harry Potter-ness: 3. These points reflect the wands and magic. But this is not high-brow lit. Or even middle-brow lit. I did not connect to the characters, who I felt rushed into things without justification and felt very boilerplate. Not my favorite read.