Friday, April 5, 2013

Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson

Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson
2013, Pocket Books
Series: Book 6 of Persephone Alcmedi

Synopsis: After her werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, tried to kill her, Persephone Alcmedi finds herself in the comforting arms of powerful vampire Menessos. She’s trying to sort out her feelings for the two men, but not even Seph is above the confusion of tangled emotions. All Johnny wants to do is mend their relationship and reveal the life-altering news he’s recently received, but his new responsibilities as the werewolf king take up most of his time.

Does this mean Menessos can finally make his move?

Meanwhile, unknown to Seph, her beloved foster daughter, Beverley, has been playing with a magical artifact and making dubious friends on the other side. When Beverley disappears, Seph must seek help from a supernatural being so potent that even Menessos fears him...and such aid always comes with a very steep price.

The Good: I have so much love for Shattered Circle. Either the shifting POVs have gotten smoother since the last book or I've gotten used to them. Either way, they weren't distracting, didn't detract from the story, and I actually found myself appreciating many of them this time around. I love the continuing storyline between Johnny, Seph and Menessos. Sure, Beverly gets taken again, but it serves to further the plot so much more than it has in previous instances.

The Bad: I wasn't quite sure how to take Seph's fall down the rabbit hole, so to speak. On one hand, it feels like it was one of those things that just had to happen, given the circumstances. On the other hand, it felt way too cliched and convenient. The whole time reading, I was thinking "of course this is happening." The problem is that I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I guess we'll just have to see what, if anything, comes out of it.

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