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Hmmm...jury is out on this one. I think I need to see how the next book in this series develops.
On the plus side, I liked the Vampire Princess and it wasn't full of annoying teenage angst. Fairly original; original enough I want to read more of the worldbuilding.
On the downside, I sniff a love triangle approaching and everything was pretty easy where it lacked a certain tension; the "easiness" impacted connecting more to characters and story. No urgency to turn the page or get the next book. Strangers were very quick to have very deep emotions for other characters.
Other than the main character, the side characters were not very deeply drawn -- although mostly pretty original and could develop more as series continues. A huge fail for me were the parents. Mom character was kinda erratic where seemed to undergo personality changes as plot needed. Dad who'd never met child before this book was awfully emo and "I love you" -- plus I really hate when centuries (or in this case millenniums) old characters seem like teenagers or normal humans.
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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?)