20 November 2015
Desprite Measures by Deborah Jay
Title: Desprite Measures
Genre: Urban Fantasy
This is a very well written book, but totally out of my reading preferences. I received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review, so I felt compelled to finish it. While I usually read a book in 3-4 days, it took me almost two months to finish Desprite Measures. What I liked about the book is that it was really well written. Probably one of the best written books of this year for me. Deborah’s prose is beautiful in its simplicity. She manages to deliver without using big words, and her characters are fleshed out, with their own, unique voices. The events took place in Scotland, and as I have a huge crush on Scotland and Ireland, that was a reason enough to keep reading.
What I didn’t like was the plot. I couldn’t get into it no matter how much I tried. There’s a reason that I keep away from romance. I just don’t like it. Cassie was a very likeable character, but her constant pining over Gloria very soon began to tire me. There were a lot of characters, but the only one I found interesting and tolerable was Cassie. The rest were mean, selfish, and ungrateful.
My other problem was the villain. I found him a weak antagonist, and our heroes got into his traps not because he was a mastermind, but because most of the time their actions and plans were not well-thought.
This is a beautifully written book, filled with Celtic mythology and eco ideas, and if you’re a fan of the genre, then by all means give it a try.
urban paranormal celtic mythology
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