Things are not going well for Ember and the Wild Hunt at the moment. Their last case went more than a little sideways, one of Herne’s ex’s showed up with the news that he’s a father, and there’s an existential threat to the Fae. Their newest case is locating the missing fiancé of an ante-fae, and Ember does her best to focus on that. But it feels like everything is coming apart at the moment, and Ember has to wonder what the future really holds for her.
So, a lot of things happen plotwise, and on the one hand, it does take up some of the plot threads from the earlier books. However, once again, the case itself has very little to do with most of what’s going on. And while it does introduce a new character who I hope will be around for a while, there could have been other ways to do that. It also felt like there was really too much going on, and one of the subplots was deeply frustrating. It also was the first time where it felt like Ember’s character wasn’t consistent. I really wish the author would make up her mind if this is a series with an overarching plot that goes from one book to another or a case of the week mystery series because the books are suffering from trying to be both.
Still, there’s a lot of solid worldbuilding here, and each book adds to it in new and interesting ways. And I’m definitely invested in the characters. Their all interesting people even if they sometimes act deeply frustrating. I’m invested in finding out what happens, even if I’m not enjoying the books as much as I want to. Three out of five stars.
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