My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Lots of promise but the execution lets it down a little and it ends rather abruptly without any real rounding up of the narrative.
I liked Simon and his pack, I liked the take on magic and how Gabriel’s powers worked, I liked the relationship between them, but the coven threat element of the narrative really didn’t work for me and neither did how it all got resolved really without any “proper” explanation of how Gabriel did it.
There’s the bones of a good story but I think it actually needed a bit more time to percolate as it’s quite a short book and it doesn’t have a lot of groundwork laid down first. There’s a bit of exposition without letting the reader “see” what’s going on.
#ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.