Review: The Hopeless – Dawn Robertson & Kristen Hope Mazzola

the-hopelessThe Hopeless by Dawn Robertson & Kristen Hope Mazzola
Series: The Huntress #2
Genre: suspense

I am not a good person.
In fact, I am the worst of the worst. I am a god. I give life and I taketh away. I can ruin someone at the drop of a hat and often do it for fun. Yet the world would never know. I smile for the cameras and live the privileged life. But with every vile existence comes the opportunity for redemption.
She is my Redemption.
I am the Huntress.
Society doesn’t realize how deadly I truly am.

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Heat: 2/5
Rating: 3/5

I very much enjoyed the first instalment to this series, finding it a breath of fresh air with a strong-willed heroine who owned her sexuality and cold-blooded nature. It was dark, it was interesting. I was incredibly excited to finally have the opportunity to delve into this sequel.

I confess, I was slightly disappointed.

The strong start and build up of the first ended up going absolutely nowhere. Instead, we see a softer side of Ellie and there is much less focus on the darkness, the killing and the erotica, making way for personal development. Normally this is a good thing, but here it just felt completely forced to me. The novella genre is difficult as everything is ridiculously fast-paced with no time whatsoever for strong development. What made it worse for me was that there was too much telling, not enough showing, as well as skipping over the parts I personally found more interesting. It seemed highly inconsistent, a little clumsy.

The ending grasped me a lot more that the rest of the story, and has left me really intrigued by the final instalment. It will be interesting to see where this story goes – after all, it is nothing if not unpredictable.

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