Release date: March 20, 2012
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Series: The Fae Dragon Chronicle #1
Author: Marne Ann Kirk
Thank you to the author for providing this book for review!
I LOVED the first half of Love Chosen. Sadly, the second half had big shoes to fill...and while it was okay, it fell kind of flat.
Issie is a great character. She's strong and smart and kicks serious ass.
Tyler, on the other hand, felt forced to me. I didn't feel the chemistry that was supposed to be between he and Issie.
And the sex scenes--which are VERY graphic--were also VERY cheesy, rushed and unrealistic.
Okay, now that THAT'S out of the way, I'll get to the good bits!
Ms. Kirk's Fae Dragon world is amazing. It's amazingly real and definitely a place I'd want to visit!
Her characters are vivid and alive, and you come to care for them very much.
Her dragons are wonderful and so very easy to love (and fear), and the magic, the trials, the royalty and the mystery were all so well written and a real pleasure to read.
I breezed through the first hundred pages or so...and then just kind of plodded through the rest.
Luckily the end DOES make the last half worth reading, and because of that ending, I will be picking up book 2.
If you like romantic fantasy, I think you'll LOVE this book.
It went wrong for me because I prefer a bit of romance in my fantasy, and this is pretty much the other way 'round. ;)
Let me know if you read it!