April 29, 2015
Book review is up on Word Revel
.March 28, 2015Initial thoughts: Eh.
That's the first description that comes to mind. Interjections count! It's just that as much as I loved the setting, the writing didn't impress me. The pacing wasn't as strong as I thought it could've been. The plot points were strung up well but the connections lacked finesse. In terms of characterisation, the depth was lacking and just overall I thought the book was okay. I wish a glossary of some sort would've been included because while Russian-inspired, the "foreign" words weren't always Russian but made-up terms. That made reading rather cumbersome as well.