Claimed by Shadow by Karen Chance
Claimed by Shadow
by Karen Chance
Pros: Good character individualization
Cons: Frenzied pace
I’m a huge paranormal romance fan – it’s almost the only thing I read these days – so I was excited to think I had found another author to add to my list. Unfortunately, Ms. Chance doesn’t make the cut.
This is the first book of hers that I have attempted to read, and I have to say it doesn’t motivate me to try again. Frankly, I haven’t even finished it. She lost me in the first chapter. I have continued to slog about halfway through the book, but the pacing of the book is frenzied and the characters, while fairly well developed, seem out of control of their own lives. Too much back story is needed from the previous book (which I wasn’t aware existed when I purchased this one) to really understand this one.
The feeling I get from this book is that the author is trying too hard. She seems to be attempting to achieve a Harry Dresden style, but is just flat out trying too hard. Too much in too short of a time. She’s rushing and I’m not enjoying the ride.
Basically, I’ve lost any interest in these characters and don’t really care what happens. I expect I will eventually finish this book when I don’t have another one and am desperate for something to read. I can only hope it suddenly improves.