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Hmmm. There has been a lot of hype with this series and it comes highly recommended. I'm not sure I see the appeal. It had all the makings of a great series but it fell flat for me. J. R. Ward does a better "warrior" series. Sherrilyn Kenyon's take of Greek mythology is much better. I'm really perplexed as to why this is a 5 star book for most people. Maybe if I had read this before the likes of Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. R. Ward, etc. I would have enjoyed it more but it just didn't do it for me. There are a lot of elements that could be explored that would interest me but the first book in the series was a bit of a disappointment. I'm determined to continue the series, however, so we'll see.
High 3 stars--low 4.. very easy to delve into the unraveling of Alice..Great attention to detail on the part of the main character although little light is shed on anyone else. Written in first person it reads like a detailed diary entry of an egotistical narcissistic woman entrapped in the snare of alzheimers and it's effect on her emotional state. Enjoyed her story although felt some-what unsympathetic to her..and agitated at the authors self-righteous tone.
I had stopped reading King somewhere around 1990. Wanted to see what he did with a Florida setting, limited as this portrayal turned out to be. I quite enjoyed the book (if one can enjoy suspense, or perhaps just the relief from it) but felt let down by the denouement. Will probably go for [i]Full Dark, No Stars[/i] next rather than catching up on the past two decades