by: Marie Hall
If you enjoy steamy adult paranormal romance, you will enjoy this new series. I really enjoyed the newer concept that drives this book. The vamps are bad, the bad guys are really bad, even the "good" guys are bad! This is not a story for the faint of heart and certainly NOT meant for younger readers. There is some pretty taboo and down right demented twists in this story. I'm glad to say they are not presented in a good light - wrong is wrong and that is important when reading about disturbing topics. The story moves along quickly and seamlessly. This book is all popcorn and candy; leave your mind behind. If you're looking for escapist reading this is a good choice.
This book was a solid 3 stars because I felt a little let down in the character development department. Our leading lady is created fairly strongly, but I would've like to see more depth with the surrounding characters in the carnival. I understand not every detail can be crammed into book one, but I needed more to really sink my teeth into. With that being sad, I do believe this series is one that I and many others will continue to read when they are released because the setting is so unique and intriguing. I really am looking forward to reading more about the carnival and the characters that reside within.