My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Not having read the first two books, I found it relatively easy to pick up the narrative threads in the third Iron Fey book. The problem was that those threads were all too familiar.
A Seelie and Unseelie Court, a Winter Prince, a main character named Ash - sound familiar? Of course Oberon, Titania, Mab and Puck/Robin Goodfellow predate all the paranormal romance books, so I'll give that a pass. And then there was
Reading this, I felt sorry for Meghan. Her stomach and hands were continually clenching, her heart seemed to pound or stop, and her eyes narrowed far too often. In other words, the poor girl never had a calm or what felt like a real moment throughout the book: everything was heightened and suspense-filled. It seems to me that if the action doesn't convey that in and of itself, using those words regarding characters reactions to the action should be sparing, as otherwise it just becomes one nervous tic on their parts. Not every conversation needs to be Very Important.
Overall impression is that this series is great for those who absolutely must have yet another paranormal romance, but for people looking for something new in that vein it's not necessary.
ARC provided by publisher.
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