I’ve actually read the first three books of the series now and am still not sure if I’m a fan of the series or not. The ideas and plot are interesting and enough to keep me reading. I don’t mind Joanne as a protagonist. David is *hawt*. Jonathan is intriguing (although, he’s not in this book). And Lewis I can’t yet figure out.
I do enjoy Joanne’s kick ass attitude. She’s not a complete idiot about it, rushing head first into battle – she does tend to have a plan B and excellent survival skills. All things you want in a heroine with a rebellious streak. However, she definitely has a martyr complex. Which, I suppose, goes well with David’s. That man cannot plan for shit. He rushes in to save Joanne even when he can’t win and knows it’s a trap (again, I may be getting ahead of myself in the series). Of course, their chemistry (so far) makes up for any annoyance I’ve felt thus far about David’s inability to use his big brain. Although, his unwillingness to consult Joanne and treat her like the romantic partner she is, is quickly getting on my nerves.
I enjoyed the plot of this book. It moved along at a good pace. I like the concept of the Djinn and their enslavement to the Wardens. From the beginning though the Wardens have rubbed me the wrong way. From their name to their ‘our way or the highway’ attitude to their blatant enslavement of an entire race made me wonder when the author was going to address the issue of corruption among them. Spoiler alert: it’s touched on in book 3 and I’m hoping dealt with in book 4.
Like I said, I enjoyed the book, but I, unfortunately, didn’t feel the page turning compulsion I do when a book really hooks me.
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