Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wicked Ever After by Delilah S. Dawson (Blud #4)

Wicked Ever After
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Written by: Delilah S. Dawson
Series: Blud
Sequence in Series: 4
Print Length: 177 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: October 5, 2015
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy

Delilah S. Dawson’s award-winning Blud series comes full circle as Tish and Criminy, stars of Wicked as They Come, embark on a sexy and harrowing final adventure in a world RT Book Reviews called “delightfully edgy with hidden charms.”

Ever since landing in the magical world of Sang and falling in love with dashing ringmaster Criminy Stain, Tish has been waiting for the axe to fall. Until her dying grandmother’s last breath on Earth, Tish can’t bring herself to give up her all-too human frailty and commit to life on Sang as a youthful, long-lived Bludman like her handsome husband. But when a peculiar twist of fate delivers Tish’s grandmother to Sang, an unexpected chain of events forces Tish and Criminy to embark on one last wild adventure. From old friends to new and into the lair of terrifying enemies, the couple’s love and longevity will be pushed to the brink by each harrowing encounter. Is blud thicker than blood, and can Tish and Crim find their wicked ever after?

Wicked Ever After (Blud, #4)Wicked Ever After by Delilah S. Dawson

Throughout this series, Dawson has created a dark world of blood drinking, magic and mayhem that has swept me away many times.

Criminy and Letitia are back in the lime light with the conclusion of this series.

Tish's grandmother is dying so Tish pulls her into Sang to have Criminy transform her into a Bludman. The transformation goes as planned and once the transformation is complete Tish is actually older and her grandmother.

Criminy and Letitia find themselves traveling across Sang to recover Tish's grandmother who has taken off rather abruptly from the Clockwork Circus.

A nefarious plot is at the root of Tish's ability to cross into Sang with her grandmother playing an unexpected role.

There is lots of cameos and interactions with past characters, but after reading the other novels and novellas in this series their placement didn't seem to fit.

I also didn't like Tish's or her grandmother's portrayals. It was really hard for me to reconcile the Tish from the beginning to the Tish now and not in a good way. For her grandmother, it just didn't work for me and I'll leave it at that.

Although, the story was tied up rather nicely with the epilogue at the end I was hoping for more. Wicked Ever After gets 3.5 stars. It was good, I enjoyed seeing it all tied up but it didn't grab me like I've come to expect.

I received this ARC copy of Wicked Ever After from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books - Pocket Star in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 5, 2015

1 comment:

  1. It can be disappointing when a story doesn't grab you like you want it to. Loved reading your thoughts on this one.