The Stanton/Serena angst I can't take it anymore!
This book's plot idea in general-good.
The way it was carries out-*cringe*.
Romantic angst is fine is small doses, but two whole books about it in the same series about the same couple is WAY too much. The plot seemed to serve one purpose make Serena even more confused about her feeling about Stanton and bring her closer to her dark side. There was no other purpose. the plot wasn't even what held the book together. It was the romantic angst between Stanton and Serena.
I like Stanton, but if I have to read another book like this I may just give up and start banging my head against the wall and give up. Basically Serena and Stanton's love life is like a bad version of Romeo and Juliet-if you want feuds watch "West Side Story" it's about three thousand times better.
Another problem was everything was so freakin' obvious when it came to the plot-ever heard of subtly. All the other Daughters' relationships are second to the plot and that's how it's suppose to be unless you're writing a romance novel then it IS the plot. But this is a grievance.
We already had a book dealing with romantic angst between the two: It was "The Sacrifice" remember and it was better! Much better!
But reading this book was a bit like plucking out my arm hairs one by one. I actually paid attention in math class (not that it helped) instead of reading this book which was a first.
Here is my thoughts on the series so far: the second rotation through the DoTM was no where near as good as the first. I hope if we go through a third that it's better.