3.0 out of 5 stars
Honesty is the best policy., July 7 2004
I adore her writing, and it is so addictive. However, in nearly each novel she writes the same them is presented. As mentioned in a review below, the tall, dark, beautifully handsome prince/man and the cold, and reserved, beautiful woman was a them used in Demon In My View.
She makes her characters flawed, but does so in a way that doesn't allow us to hate them at times. We can't help but thing the world of Danica and Zane.
I read Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series and I go through random bouts of hatred toward Anita and this makes her series a more complicated one. There are more twists. Even still, I read the series because I like it.
Of course I could hate Adelina. But it was too obvious. Too cliche.
And what ever happened to Erica? Amelia mentioned Danica being suspcisious of her, but the train track seemed to suddenly end over a cliff. It went nowhere, and that says to me that she used the idea of Erica as a traitor as merely a momentary plot filler, but couldn't be bothered to follow through anymore. Very sad.
I also agree that the worldly description was left very blank. I got a picture of woods, and tall trees, and that was pretty much it. All that she described about historical geography was the fact that the Mistari were driven out of Asia. So, I'm thinking, "Well, they're not in Asia! That leaves 6 other continents!" And time period was also never mentioned.
The story line itself was wonderful, but the actual writing and the characters were very 2-D. But I still commend her. Her writing has improved and her storylines are growing more complicated as she gains practice. I'm hoping for Snakecharm.