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Monday, 18 July 2016
Blog Tour: Vigil
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Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher!
Verity Fassbinder has her feet in two worlds. The daughter of one human and one Weyrd parent, she has very little power herself, but does claim unusual strength - and the ability to walk between us and the other - as a couple of her talents. As such a rarity, she is charged with keeping the peace between both races, and ensuring the Weyrd remain hidden from us.
But now Sirens are dying, illegal wine made from the tears of human children is for sale - and in the hands of those Weyrd who hold with the old ways - and someone has released an unknown and terrifyingly destructive force on the streets of Brisbane.
And Verity must investigate - or risk ancient forces carving our world apart.
I do have a soft spot for Urban Fantasy, I went through a period where I was completely obsessed with it but these days I don't really read as much of it as I'd like! I was intrigued by this just from the synopsis because it sounded original and like it was going to be a lot of fun, and while it was, there where a couple of things that made me a bit iffy about it if I'm honest, and I try to be honest in my reviews!
The opening of the book really grabbed me and I thought the book was quite atmospheric, and like I'd thought it was original. I liked that there where lots of different plot threads, and you knew they had to be related but you had to try and work out how, while Verity did the same. I loved being surprised and I liked seeing what was going to be introduced next, first it was Siren's and then it was Angels and there where all sorts. I loved the Norns as well! Those scenes made me insanely hungry. The book also had me laughing a fair few times!
The book was fast paced, and I liked that pace but at times I did wonder if it was a bit too fast. Verity's romance with David for instance, I felt a bit like he was just there, and then she was together and a lot of their relationship developing was off screen as it where and we didn't really need to get to know him that well, which was a shame. In the beginning there was a lot of information and I did feel a bit like I was missing something, and had to check it was the first book in the series, but the author gave you the run down not too far in and it all made sense.
Verity...I liked Verity but at the same time she's supposed to be the big bad everyone's scared of, but I didn't find her all that scary, I didn't see why she warranted that kind of fear from beings that I was fairly sure could take her. She was grumpy rather than having an attitude, usually when I read Urban Fantasy the heroines have a serious attitude and they're all kickass but I didn't get that vibe with Verity, she just threw her strength around a bit and got Hangry. I was expecting a bit more from her character than I got.
I'm intrigued by some of the secondary characters, I'd like to get to know some of them better and I have to be quite frank. The amount of times I was reading this and Verity was having issues with Bela I was like....I'd have told him where to go a long time ago love! I'm fairly confident there isn't going to be a love triangle though!
The Blog Tour continues....