Author: Karen Marie Moning
Grade: 60/100 and 1 Gold Star
I really didn’t feel anything for the characters, and only gave partial credit for character growth as the POV character didn’t so much experience growth so much as trauma.
I almost put this down in the beginning, it was so slow. Picked up a good bit toward the end.
Internal consistency, world building and realism: 38/40
Lycanthropy is clearly viral in nature, not genetic (totally a throwaway line in the book, but it pissed me off).
Nothing really…wrong with the plot, but nothing really special either.
This book nearly lost me in the beginning – it was just…terrible. But, with a little perseverance, it got better and more interesting. I think, long term, the most interesting thing about this series is probably the world the author created, but I can’t promise I found this book interesting enough to bother finding out if I’m right.