I had such high hopes but they slowly dissolved away into disinterest as I continued to read Ms. Chance’s debut novel, Touch the Dark. I am somewhat overwhelmed with paranormals at the moment so maybe that’s why my eyes glazed over and I kept putting it down.
There are only so many different ways you can do an Anita Blake clone. Yes, they are all Anita Blake clones if the heroine is a necromancer/necromancer/sorceresses who raise the dead (this one sees the dead, neat twist) and everybody wants to bone her. I read Bam’s review and it sounded like I should give Touch the Dark a pass as it sounded like something I didn’t want to continue to read. Of course I fell for the Patricia Briggs cover quote (shame on me) but hey, cool cover and interesting plot aside – I wasn’t gripped.
I wasn’t all that gripped by the Kresley Cole either but I’m still reading it. What can I say….I am a contrary reader. Shit. This book is good.
Must admit my reading moods have been swinging lately.
Anyway, if you’ve enjoyed Touch the Dark….why? What made you keep reading? Problems I found were the laws/traditions didn’t quite jive to me. Bells went off when the heroine’s introspection/fear/paranoia were repetitive for example the heroine has been found by some rival group and wants her dead. Things started to click in my mind like the heroine has a roomate (check) and needs to run away and hide quickly (check) and of course, leads them to her roomates place of employment (bad move). I stopped there.