Monday, 2 June 2014

Thrall (Daughters of Lilith #1) by Jennifer Quintenz

Thrall (Daughters of Lilith, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But as her sixteenth birthday approaches, Braedyn discovers humankind is at war with the Lilitu, an ancient race of enticing demons that prey on human souls. Her father is a member of the Guard fighting against the Lilitu - and so are the new neighbors, including her crush, Lucas.

As her world starts to unravel at the seams, Braedyn learns the right answers aren’t always clear or easy. And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how we choose to act.

Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes.

Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz

My rating: 2.25 of 5 stars

Thrall (Daughters of Lilith, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book, and the author requested a review.)
16-year-old Braedyn is shocked when her father tells her that demons exist – very specific ‘succubus’ type demons called the Lilitu.
What is going on with the Lilitu? And what is Bredyn’s part in the battle against them?

This was an okay story, but it just wasn’t for me.

Braedyn was an okay character, but she did maybe allow herself to be led astray a little too easily at points. I could see why it would be difficult for her to adapt to her Lilitu powers though, so I suppose I can forgive her some of that.

The storyline in this was okay, but I found it a little unbelievable, and I quickly lost interest. I tried alternating chapters of this with chapters of another book to try and get through it, but even that didn’t help unfortunately, and I ended up feeling like I was forcing myself to keep reading. I don’t know why I lost interest, but I did, and even when we got some action scenes, I just couldn’t get into the book.
The ending was again action packed, but unfortunately I just couldn’t focus, and I couldn’t enjoy what was happening. I won’t be reading the next book in the series.
Overall; not for me,
4.5 out of 10.

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