Let me start by saying that I absolutely LOVED A Curse So Dark And Lonely. The characters, the plot, the romance, everything about it. I don’t read many re-tellings but was pleasantly surprised by this one. As usual with books that grab my attention, I couldn’t put A Curse So Dark And Lonely down and I finished it within days. However, after I finished (holy sh**t, great ending), I went on to A Heart So Fierce And Broken; only to find the story, the vibe and the pace completely changed.
Don’t get me wrong – I love Grey. And his POV isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I also love Lia Mara, from what I’ve seen from her so far, she is my kind of woman. BUT, I strongly believe that if you start a series with a main character, you should at least still have them as one of the main characters in the next book. Harper was a major part of the whole entire plot, it was HER STORY, yet now I’m thrown back into the same world without her in it almost. And as a consequence, the pace becomes reaaaal slow, as you’re having to adjust again.
I guess for me, it feels like I’m re-starting a book instead of picking off where the last one stopped. I wish that Harper and Rhen still had a good amount of chapters, and have Grey and Lia Mara’s among them.
That’s why I feel like I’m struggling to get through A Heart So Fierce And Broken. Instead of picking my kindle up straight after work in anticipation of continuing this great series, I find myself browsing on my phone as a way of avoiding going back into the book.
I will not DNF this, as I enjoy all the characters, and I want to see how it plays out. But man, the pace is a problem.
Did anyone else feel the same as me on this one? What are your thoughts on the Cursebreaker series?
Until next time,
UPDATE: When I eventually got past the 30% mark, I must admit the book got interesting and started to flow better. The action is amazing throughout the second half of the book. Onto A Vow So Bold And Deadly!
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