Monday, January 25, 2016

The Shadow (The Florentine #2) by Sylvain Reynard


The Shadow - Sylvain Reynard

The Shadow (The Florentine #2)



Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart...

A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’ mortal enemy.

As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest weakness.





My Review:

I don't know where to begin with this review.. My main confusion was with the vampires in this book. Even though they expressed themselves about how they felt so often it also felt like they were completely emotionless. Its strange but I think its how the emotion is depicted that caused the lack of connection.

I spent most of the book being lost because the author kept calling characters by different names in a single paragraph. I had a difficult time following that.

Example for such an issue is when you name a character Jane but you also call Jane Jill, Becky and Sue on the same page.

I'm not sure if this is poor editing or if it was done on purpose but left me feeling lost from the get go.The plot feels as if it picks back up from the previous book I haven't read so once again the book was lost on me.

Aside from the characters and the story lacking sincerity even in its casts traumatic points the book itself was well written and the potential it has to be really great is an issue that's piqued my interest but I may have to re-read the book a couple more times and pick up the first book in this series to hopefully fill in some blanks.



My Rating:

2 Stars




Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews



Note: I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley

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