I needed some time to write this review, because I was angry.
I mean, I trusted J.R. Ward. One of the main reasons why I read The BDB Series is that it always grants me a Happy Ending. Yeah, we have lots of drama and people trying to kill each other and conspiracies and did I mention drama BUT we always reach a Happy Ending for everyone. Even when the mate is human, as for V or Payne or Rhage, Happy Ending is always certain.
Well, damn, not this time. And while I was reading I was like “oh, yeah, wonder how they’ll find a cure for Selena this time”, and when she died “gotta find a way to take her back” and then the book ends and I’ll better censor what I thought in that moment.
So right after I closed the book I was really angry because I was stolen of my promised Happy Ending and I felt like I was cheated.
Now, a few weeks later, I’m not that angry anymore and I understand it was a necessary development even for the next book, and I appreciate the way it was written.
It doesn’t mean, however, that it has been a perfect book. First of all, the book is called “The Shadows” but it is about Trez and Selena for like 80% of the pages. iAm storyline is so underdeveloped that even Layla and Xcor get more room than him, and I also felt like it was just a patch, something forced in the story to solve all the problems with a magic button. (Like discovering Manny was Butch’s brother and had vampire heritage, too much coincidences are, well, too much).
I skipped all the sex scenes. I’m sorry but they’re getting boring. I don’t care about their wonderful time under the blankets, I need the story to go on. The last days of Trez and Selena together had been cute and everything, but they lasted too long on paper, I needed something to happen because I was really starting to fell asleep on my book.
And Rhage and Mary... Am I the only one in the world who doesn’t like them. This is a serious question. The next book will be about them, and I really hope it will disappoint my bad expectations as much as “The King” did.