Thursday, November 1, 2012

[Review] Dark Time

Title: Dark Time (Mortal Path Book 1)
Author: Dakota Banks
Publication Date: July 28, 2009
Rating: 3/5


This is a sexy, action-packed story of redemption and finding peace within one's self.

The whole story itself is a combination of fantasy, action, horror, suspense, mystery and romance, which gave the reader a lot to digest. And I don't necessarily mean that as a good thing. It all depends on what the reader prefers.

Personally, I didn't know what to think about the story because it had too much going on in it. Everything was crammed up in a 306-page book and there were things which needed some time for it to be plausible but then, the heroine was already up and about.

For example, the romance aspect between the heroine and the fed guy. It would have been more believable if the author banked on the attraction phase of their relationship, but they jumped right into the love thing without even knowing much about each other first. The heroine is what? A few hundred years old. She had a few hundred years to know that instant attraction does not automatically mean love.

Second, what kind of woman are you if you bed a guy multiple times without even having feelings for him? And what kind of woman are you if you bedded multiple guys outside of a committed relationship? While I sound old school and I get that the heroine is a very attractive woman, sleeping around with different men is just not the kind of thing that a righteous heroine does.

While I liked the premise of having a demon granting immortality to assassins, and a woman trying to right the mistakes she made, the story itself wasn't that great. I thought it was too fast-paced and too complicated. Having too many genres in a book isn't bad per se, but having too many genres and not being able to decide which shall take precedence in a story is just not good.

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