This reader's personal opinion, ©2018, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by goodreads, Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers*
I enjoy Dory. Put off this one too long because starts with a chapter where she has memory loss (just not personally my favorite plot device). I shouldn't have. It gets away from that quickly and then a rousing story start to finish.
A lot of Dory in this one with lots of other characters almost in cameo positions and new ones more in the front. So, good thing I like Dory. More senate and fey politics, more about her other self, and absolutely more family dynamics (even some mushy moments). Thankfully more of Louis Cesare and their relationship moves forward.
I'm not always a fan of the romance parts of UF books, but Cesare has certainly proven himself so was routing for them.
I finished the book happy with how everything from relationships, worldbuilding, plot lines, character catch-ups, and most "mysteries" were resolved except for that opening chapter memory loss. Oh, that was resolved -- just not done well in my opinion. Nor badly enough to spoil the read at all -- just didn't flow that well with rest of book where I guess I was right to side eye the memory loss opening.
Will be reading more in the series.
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Ratings scale used in absence of a booklikes suggested rating scale:
★★★★★ = All Time Favorite
★★★★½ = Extraordinary Book. Really Loved It.
★★★★☆ = Loved It.
★★★½☆ = Really Liked.
★★★☆☆ = Liked.
★★½☆☆ = Liked parts; parts only okay. Would read more by author.
★★☆☆☆ = Average. Okay.
★½☆☆☆ = Disliked or meh? but kept reading in hopes would improve.
★☆☆☆☆ = Loathed It. Possibly DNF and a torturous read.
½☆☆☆☆ = So vile was a DNF or should have been. Cannot imagine anyone liking. (Might also be just an "uploaded" word spew or collection that should not be dignified by calling itself a "published book." If author is going batshit crazy in the blogosphere over reviews -- I now know why they are getting bad reviews. Or maybe author should take remedial classes for language written in until basic concepts like using sentences sink in. Is author even old enough to sign a publishing contract or do they need a legal guardian to sign for them?)