I do not have time to read, but the books just keep getting stuck to my face. UF, HF, YA, fluffy romance, whatever. I love it all.
But I might judge you if you hand out five stars all willy nilly.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with My Little Pony. Best toy ever made. I only had a couple, but I loved them. My neighbor down the street had like 50. Every color of the rainbow. She even had the water ponies that were like mermaids. Only, she never played with them. Or if she did, it was just to brush their hair or whatever. I always felt like, "If you don't know what to do with those things, give them to me! I could so work with that!"
That's how reading this series was for me.
I loved this world Sandy Williams created. I loved her characters and I loved how different it was from other UF I've read. And mother of god, I loved Aren, that hot little snarky stud muffin.
But that was book one.
After book two, I was confused. Perplexed as to why an author would solve the love triangle conundrum, and solve it beautifully I might add, and then resurrect it. Didn't she have enough to deal with with the human brothels, and the sight serum killing McKenzies best friend, and bringing Kelia back from the dead for Naito (yes, I honestly expected that to happen), and securing Lena as queen, and bringing healing to the to'rum? There were enough loose threads that she could have written three more books.
But as it is, I'm relieved it's done.
I was skimming this one like a fiend, and once it became clear that not only was she not going to solve the many mysteries she'd created, but she had wasted my time by even bringing them up, I completely lost interest. And this has to be the WORST outcome of any love triangle ever. There is no resolution, and Aren and Kyol got royally screwed. Who on what planet gets their cake and eats it too? And eats it while shouting, "Suck it, Kyol!"
They should have left her alone and let her be a librarian. Or Kyol should have let her die on the battlefield from the wounds she got leaping in front of a fireball for no reason, and then he should have gone and made a life bond with that nice boring Fae chick.
I wound up losing all affection and respect for McKenzie, a character I had really enjoyed in the first book. I still like the world, and I even like her writing, but I am super disappointed with what Sandy Williams did with these characters and I wish I would have quit after the first one and just enjoyed my happy contented feeling. The conclusion left a bad taste in my mouth towards the series, so I will no longer be recommending it *sigh*