Publishing Date: 2019
Review: An average series that embraces world building via the quest while denuding characterization.
Book One: This type of series is usually not in my wheel house when there is a super speshully gurl that wanders around in a daze of self-deprecation and unawareness. There is some “Oh, I don’t know how, or if that was even me, that forced the ground to swallow three werewolves. Won’t you tell me?” Ho-hum. What makes Finn different from the rest is that she is fallible due to her innate lack of experience and often takes matters into her own hands. Sure she gets led around by the nose by people with bad intent but that is central to the story line. What really made this novel pop were the various characters that round out Finn’s experience. Aed is one of the best built characters I have read as are Anna and Keiren.
Book Two: Aye, yai, yai, whadindafuk happened here? Finn has now become a boy infatuated gurl with a penchant for histrionics. She flounces about, STILL unaware of her power and cries constantly. Not to be outdone with a beat to shjt story line, she now has a pet baby dragon that is brimming with anthropomorphism. I had to suffer through this as I bought the set, but you should skip this p.o.s. and move on to the finale’.
Book Three: Well, Finn is still a Drama Queen and begs everyone “Why haven’t you killed me?”. Well, I certainly would if I was writing this novel. I would have killed you off the minute your vague sense of self-importance reared it’s ugly head. But no, such self-sacrifice only means just how good she is within, and only external forces used her in such a despicable blah, blah, blah, blah.
There has been this weird tri-bangle developing throughout and of course one of the interested parties is named……wait for it…………..wait…………………KAI!. Because all shjtty romance novels feature a dude named Kai. When he appeared in the first novel, I thought “Fug me, this better not be a fukin’ fantasy romance novel…”.
Finn does seem to come out of her fugue state to realize her powers without yelling “Stop Fighting!!” then crying and crying. The Faie Queen should have been expanded upon as she was a very good character. I think she should have been pitted against Keiren, the Queen of , er….bitches?
Conclusion: This started out brilliantly with a character cleaner than a whistle in a virgins butt. Too bad the slate was ascribed with cheap romance novella type mewlings. This series could have been crazy good with a little inventive character building. Yeah, it is more involved and takes effort but at least your not in Trope-Landia. There is some redemption towards the end and I found myself enjoying the story line. And, if you happened to love this series, there is no conclusion so get ready for serialization.
Total rating for the series: *2.45 stars*