FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) by Virginia McKevitt
Strange things are happening in the little town of Blessing. The townsfolk are dreaming of angels. They're happy, content, after all this is Blessing. Seemingly random deaths begin to happen. A lonely old drunk dies in a camper fire. A young factory worker dies of a drug overdose and a young woman's parents are brutally murdered for no apparent reason. There is a reason. A hunger. The kind of hunger that cannot be quenched with simple food and water. A hunger that is not from our world and there is one who has been sent to stop it. An assassin sent by a king from a world so close a mere fracture separates the two. His mission is to get in and out before he or his prey are discovered, but fate has a different plan. Follow Tegrin, a king's most trusted Guardian, and Kristina, a strongwilled young woman whose revenge for her parents murders sends them on a collision course that will change their lives forever.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really wanted to enjoy this book. I was so excited when I read the blurb. It was like romance, fantasy, paranormal all tied into this big strange plot.
I was let down. The characters felt stilted. They spoke so 'proper' and it felt odd. "Let us go," instead of let's go. Things like that. The story starts very very slowly. There's a large build up to get to the action. Ok, it's a saga, we need that. But what we don't need, is the repeating of things over and over. It was like every 5% of the book, I was reading the same thing. Why Tegrin only had Natiana as his concubine. Kristina has green eyes, she's a warrior. I felt these things were harped on. Ok, they were important to the story, but let the reader remember it, don't hit us over the head with it.
This book was not horrible. The plot was interesting when you trudge through the slow parts. Tegrin is a Lion warrior. Not a shifter, he just full on looks like a Lion man. That was cool. Kristina was from his world, no one knew. Also cool. The whole storyline was different from anything I've read before. This could be a FANTASTIC book, but there's just so much that was wrong, that I couldn't really enjoy it. I feel if some of the parts that are repetitive are trimmed, that this would flow great and be a 4 or 5 star book.
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