I have to be honest, I have spent the last 24 hours going back and forth between three and four stars. Ultimately, I enjoyed the story and I think that is all that counts. So, 4 stars it is!
What I loved, Labyrinth is my favorite movie of ALL TIME! Growing up I dreamed about marrying David Bowie and thought Jareth was the sexiest man of all time. So, I was tickled to read a story loosely based on the movie. And it did not disappoint! Natalia Jaster did such a good job following along with the story while making it completely her own.
I try not to give spoilers in my reviews—but—let’s just say I loved Cerulean, BUT I AM SOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT HIS BROTHERS STORIES!
Now the not so popular opinions . . .
What bugged the ever lovin’ crap out of me . . . and I say this with all the love and respect in the world for the author and all the hard work that went into this book—but girl!!! There were SO many times where unnecessary synonyms were used to the point it would almost make the sentence not make sense. I wanted to shake my kindle and ask to be a Beta reader so I could help avoid this. It does not make you look like a bad writer to use simple words when simple words feel right to the flow of the story. End of tangent.
The other thing that was not my jam was the verb tense. I am not a huge fan of present tense, but that is on me and did not take away from my rating or the enjoyment of the story. Just a thing that would randomly catch me off guard and pull me out of the story.
Lastly, there are a few times (especially in the beginning) where our MC Lark is awkwardly slutty; to the point it feels forced. You can have a promiscuous character without making her talk about sex randomly in the middle of a conversation. But be warned, this book brings the smut! It is New Adult/Adult NOT YA!
Overall, I enjoyed it and very much look forward to the next book that comes out in April!
Kiss the Fae was written by Natalia Jaster. Check it out on Goodreads!