Review: Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine, #2) by Lilith Saintcrow

Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine, #2)Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm sure if I'd been having a better day I would be darkly amused by the glossary at the end of this book. The glossary which should have been at the end of the first book and also integrated into the story. But whatever.

I think what sets my teeth on edge so much about this series is how fundamentally damaged Dante Valentine is/is supposed to be, yet she doesn't function like the fundamentally damaged, per se. I'm no expert and everyone is different, but there seem to be a good deal of psychological missteps here. Paired with unreliable narration, stingy exposition, and unusual pacing, I can't love these books. I am not even sure if I can like them. Yet I seem to keep reading them?

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