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What disappointed you about House Immortal?
The book was mostly set-up, introducing the characters and the world. Not enough happened in this book, I think.
What could Devon Monk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Have more actually happening in this book and give more of a conclusion rather than a direct lead-in to the second book.
How could the performance have been better?
Different narrator. Something about this narrator just didn't do anything for me. She didn't have enough differentiation between the characters, in my opinion, and overall I just found her unpleasant to listen to.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from House Immortal?
There's no one scene that stands out, but the whole book just felt like there wasn't enough forward movement, either in terms of plot or character development. Even when something that should be dramatic happens, like a betrayal, it's skimmed right over.
Any additional comments?
This book, most of the time, seemed like a character moving around doing stuff, without anything very interesting happening. Kind of weird. I kept waiting for stuff to happen, and when stuff did start happening, there wasn't enough time left in the book to really give any of the events or developments the attention they deserved. I'm having a hard time describing it. It's like she spent lots of time on less important stuff and hardly any time on stuff that was important.
*Note: my rating is based on GR ratings, so 2 stars mean "okay".
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Love the characters and the performance. Initially I was concerned about the farm with"stitched" animals and a two headed man. It felt almost too bizarre. After a chapter or so I fell into Tilly's world.I like this even more than Allie Beckstrom series. looking forward into where it will go.