Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Review: Entwined by Elisabeth Naughton

I read the first book in this series a while back. And by a while back I mean last year or maybe more. I had gotten the first book as a free download and I remember not hating it completely so I got the second one from the library when I was trying to think of something decent to request.

I had kind of forgotten that this series was all about Greeky mythology and that the male leads are all part of a super group of warriors who can each trace their roots back to a one of the ancient heroes of legend. Although I still don't remember why the bad lady was in hell or why she got thrown out of the special magic world. I mean I vaguely have and idea but most of that is just mush in the back of my brain trying to make sense of it.

I will say that I don't hate Callia and Zander. I think they have some kind of chemistry. But I do think that it is really weird that they could basically work in the same building for ten years and never once confront one another about what they thought happened. I just think it is odd that the major plot point is that her dad lied to both of them and they sort of just went with it. Also when her dad died I was not sorry to see him go, he clearly was a complete ass for what he did to his daughter.

The thing that gets me is the King and his one "real" daughter Isadora. First of mr. man can't seem to keep it in his pants. I mean the entire first book was basically them like "you are human!" and then the girl being like "but also my dad is your king." So he already had one daughter out of wedlock. So when there were hints that Callia's son was a prince I just sort of groaned and accepted the fact that of course she was also the kings daughter.

Isadora is really were my rage settles in. I didn't hate her so much in the first book. She was trying to help her sister and get out of an arranged marriage. She proved she had some back bone in that book. In this book she just kind of becomes Bitch tastick. When her dad is like "arranged marriage number two!" she just kind of sit back and takes it. She gets annoyed but doesn't really do anything and just seems to throw a tantrum by cutting her hair.

The super bitch moment is when Callia realizes that her son did not die during labor and is still alive. Callia is dying to go find her son and save him from the demon her father sold him to, and Isadora seems to think it is the perfect time to get all high and mighty suddenly. She says in so many words that Max will never be king because Callia is a bastard child. And oh by the way she still plans marrying Zander even through its super clear him and Callia have been in love all this time.

And no one says anything. No one is like "princess, not the time." Great personal revelations have just occurred and the main characters have finally learned the truth about what happened to their child, and now is the time she chooses to go all upity. Then she still after everything is super ready to marry Zander after all of that. Well not super ready she lets her handmaiden drug her so she can get out of it.

I want to punch this bitch. I get that we are supposed to feel sorry for her because daddy always made her choices but she is just a mean person. The shitter is the next book is about her, and I hate her. But I really like the guy she gets to bone, which is completely depressing.

Anyway. These are worth the read if you like Greek Mythology and romance novels. That might be a smaller niche than I think it is.

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