Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mini Reviews: Dead Sexy Dragon and In His Command

I received ebook copies of both books from Netgalley.

I felt that both of these books had the potential to be great books to kick off their perspective series. Both authors have created an interesting world that as a reader I would love to explore through their books.  However, the books were a let down.

 Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat, #1)Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This world of dragons is intriguing. I haven't come across a dragon shifter outside of a novel in the Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark-Hunter series.  The author has this great world to play with and she just hits at it's existence. I would have loved to have some more background into the life of the dragons.

The pace moved too quickly.  Things that felt as if the characters should have more resistance or adjustment period too, where easily accepted. I think if the pace had been slowed the story could have been flushed out a little bit more.

Another thing that I would have liked to seen, is a lead into the next novel. At least introduce the next hero or heroine, and more than just a brief appearance.  Give me a reason to want to pick up the next novel.

 In His Command (Don't Tell, #1)In His Command by Rie Warren
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Whereas, Dead Sexy Dragon felt too rush, this novel felt too long.  If half the sex scenes were cut, this book would have moved quicker.  There was a lot of world building, but it was done in a way that left me lost and confused at some points.  It was interwoven with back story that sometimes felt as if it bogged down the forward progression of the characters.

There were also a few points where actions during a scene were confused and didn't seem to fit together properly.  Parts of this book just seemed disjointed and it made it frustrating to read. I kept wanting to put the book down, but I wanted to see where the plot was heading.

I probably will not be reading the next books in these series.

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