Sunday, June 21, 2015

Book Review: Athis Dey (Finding Home #4) by Jennifer Wright

Athis Dey (Finding Home, #4)Blurb:

Is it truly better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all?

In Larken’s case, he isn’t so sure. He did love someone, then he lost them, and it hurt like hell. Now, Larken has to figure out how he’s going to get over it and find love once more. Then again, does he even want to care for someone so strongly for a second time? He’s had his heart broken once, and he fears it’s too soon to open up to someone else. But how can he really deny the new feelings that are growing inside him?

Khale, on the other hand, has yet to fall in love at all. It’s something he’s wanted his whole life, and now he finds that it may be within his grasp. Khale could love Larken with all his heart—he can see himself with the warrior for the rest of his life. But Khale also yearns for Vardel to finally accept him as his son, and this wanting misguides him, leading him into trouble. Now he needs Larken’s help—he needs the man he’s fallen in love with to save him, but he fears his secrets and possible betrayal will have ruined his chance of ever finding happiness.

Todd’s rating:

While I absolutely loved the first three books of the Finding Home series, this one felt as if it were milking the proverbial cash cow.

In each of the first three books, it felt like a lot of major events happened, where this book really didn't progress the overall story line much further forward at all.

Yes, there were a few things that happened, but for the most part, I felt that the entire first half of the book was only Larken wallowing in self-pity (and drugs), since Zane had chosen Bo over him. I don't watch Days of our Lives for a reason and that's pretty much it.

At the current pacing, I suspect that this story will take at least two more books to wrap up the war between the vampires and the draguns.

While that's is all well and good, I totaled up the current cost of the first 4 books on Amazon, which is already at $23.00.

Then if each of the next books is around the same $6.00, start to finish, the series will (probably) cost the reader right at $35.00. For me, that's a significant figure for one story line, regardless of how it's broken up.

In my opinion, that's dragging things out to make more money, which makes me sad, as all of the events in this one could have taken *several* less pages.

But again, that's just my subjective opinion, as all reviews are, so consider my thoughts or set them aside.

However, readers do generally take the cost into account when deciding what to purchase and this one felt a bit intentionally weighed down to lengthen the overall book count.

3 *not-as-thrilled-as-usual* stars and hoping the next book(s?) progress the story more quickly to conclusion.

My copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.

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