Review: Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow

Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Okay, the long and short of it is that up until the last probably twenty pages I disliked this book, to a degree. No. Not true. I loathed it. Fiercely. The character development was not going very well and I was annoyed at how opaque the world-building and backstory were.

At 9% I was like "Ugh hope this gets better." At 40% I was like "WHY WON'T SHE EXPLAIN ANYTHING OR LIKE, BE NICE TO HER FRIENDS?????" and now, at 69% I am just ultra baffled at why anyone would say this book is paced well and isn't harboring a grudge against the editor that could have made it SO SO GOOD with very few well chosen suggestions. I will never again criticize info dumps. I will cherish them.

But then love story and glorious action. Stakes high enough. Realistic consequences. Tragedy.

This book still had a lot of flaws, but I was won over at the last minute. I guess all it takes to book-seduce me is to write me an unlikely romance and then kill off my favorite character. I have issues.

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