Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wicked Circle by Linda Robertson

Wicked Circle by Linda Robertson
2011, Pocket Books
Series: Book 5 of Persephone Alcmedi

Synopsis: Persephone Alcmedi has helped her waerewolf lover Johnny unlock his powers. Now she must come to the aid of Menessos, the vampire overlord she has secretly marked. Beset by a trio of truth-seeking vampire sisters so dangerous their own kind keep them confined in stone, he now needs her more than ever...and she realizes her need for him. Seph has magical promises to fulfill for the waeres, multiple mundane family challenges to meet, vampire politics to confront, both the supernatural males in her life to balance, a dragon to deal with...and then a government investigator shows up to complicate matters.

The Good: Menessos continues to grow on me, especially in Wicked Circle, as we get to know him better. That's one thing Linda Robertson is fantastic with - developing major characters and revealing their layers slowly, over the course of many books, without making them seem purposely mysterious.

The Bad: The first Persephone Alcmedi book that didn't rank a 5/5 for me. Johnny's POVs were not working for me at all. I like being in Seph's head, only. Knowing exactly what Johnny was thinking made him go from pretty much perfect to someone I really didn't like all that much. Switching to a shifting narrator format after 4 books of seeing the world completely through Seph's eyes was a strange choice, one I could have definitely lived without.

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