Queene of Light (Lightworld/Darkworld #1)
by Jennifer Armintrout
What is it about:
In a time not long from now, the veil between fantasy and reality is ripped asunder--creatures of myth and fairy tale spill into the mortal world. Enchanted yet horrified, humans force the magical beings Underground, to colonize the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels beneath their glittering cities. But even magic folk cannot dwell in harmony, and soon two Worlds emerge: the Lightworld, home to faeries, dragons and dwarves; and the Darkworld, where vampires, werewolves, angels and demons lurk.
Now, in the dank and shadowy place between Lightworld and Darkworld, a transformation is about to begin....
Ayla, a half faery, half human assassin, is stalked by Malachi, a Death Angel tasked with harvesting mortal souls. They clash. Immortality evaporates, forging a bond neither may survive. And in the face of unbridled ambitions and untested loyalties, an ominous prophecy is revealed that will shake the Worlds.
What did I think of it:
This was a nice read.
I really liked the word building, it was intriguing and with some interesting views on good and bad. The descriptions were all very vivid and I could picture the world easily.
The story was pretty decent as well and had me curious where everything would lead.
What this story lacked for me however was true emotion.
I never connected with Ayla or her love interest. And to me their love/attraction felt forced and just on the surface. I couldn't believe they really needed each other. Their emotions, and those of most other characters, felt artificial and shallow. In fact I felt more connection with the bad guy and how he felt than with any other character in this book.
So in the end this was a nice read that could have been more. I don't think I'll continue to read this series, but I might try something else by Armintrout.
Why should you read it:
It's a nicely written Fantasy read.