Review: So combined with the cover and the summary in the back of the book, as yes I did buy this one, I so wanted to like it. A great premise, with Latinx characters and feel, along with some lgbt romance! When I first tried to read this a few years ago, I only got a third of the way through. I tried again to read, thinking maybe I’d have a better understanding but barely got any further.
The characters were confusing and wooden to me, and I couldn’t quite follow what was going on. I felt more like I was reading a colorful text book than a narrative. Some of the lines of descriptive text were beautiful, like poetry, but when it’s nearly every other paragraph of metaphorical description, it loses its glow.
Although I’ve heard good things about the Kushiel series, it’s more than likely I won’t try this series again and probably keep Kushiel low on my ever growing to read pile.
Cover: The cover is mysterious and lovely, and not at all over-sexualized like most covers tend to be, sadly, with women. It’s pretty empowering looking too.
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