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This is a different cover from the one I see on my Kindle. These models don’t match the images in my head, but then this entire novel was a mixed-up mess for me. There was no feeling of satisfaction when I finished it. 

I have such mixed feelings about this book. I think I’m leaning towards not liking it. It was frustrating. I admire the author’s ability to create a unique and diverse world of non-human beings. However, I was often confused as the hero is an Ichorian who is half-brother to a different race of beings, the Hydraians. I believe one can create the other but not the other way around, but it’s confusing. The Ichorians seem to be similar to vampires. I’m not sure at all what a Hydraian is other than immortal. I frequently had trouble telling who was who, and at times it all jumbled up in my mind.

I got annoyed with the idea that we STILL don’t know exactly what the heroine is. Everyone kept saying she wasn’t ready to hear certain things about herself. Then when she has a key piece of information about her mother that might be crucial to understanding her heritage and who or what she is, she withholds the information and never did tell anyone. I wanted to scream.

There are a lot of bad guys in this book, and it’s not always clear who could be trusted. At book’s end, the heroine volunteers for and puts herself in an extremely stupid situation. Apparently all for nothing. The person she was trying to save (the MC in book 2) is being moved out of her reach.

I hate that this novel is not a standalone. It ends on a cliffhanger with no resolution of 95% of the issues. I have book 2, but I’m not even certain I want to read it just now. I’m not sure I care enough to continue muddling my way through another frustrating read. I don’t mind series; in fact, I love them. I just need more of a happy ending when I turn the last page.