Saturday, August 12

Book Review: Darkangel by Christine Pope

Author: Christine Pope
Title: Darkangel  (The Witches of Cleopatra Hill #1)
Genre: PNR & YA
Pages: ebook
Published: March 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon freebie)

Finding the man of your dreams can be a real nightmare….

As the future prima, or head witch of her clan, Angela McAllister is expected to bond with her consort during her twenty-first year, thus ensuring that she will come into her full powers at the appointed time. The clock is ticking down, and her consort has yet to make an appearance. Instead, her dreams are haunted by a man she’s never seen, the one she believes must be her intended match.

But with time running out, and dark forces attempting to seize her powers for their own, Angela is faced with a terrible choice: give up her dreams of the man she may never meet and take the safer path, or risk leaving her clan and everyone in it at the mercy of those who seek their ruin.

Darkangel is the first book in the Witches of Cleopatra Hill, a paranormal romance trilogy set in the haunted town of Jerome, Arizona.

I got this as a freebie on Amazon. It came with a bundle of other books. I was feeling some paranormal romance so I decided to give this a read. 

Well...this wasn't horrible...but it wasn't good. It was simply a meh. I liked the concept and I like witches. The main character wasn't too bad and she wasn't the hottest and best witch in the world, so that made me like her a lot. I used to be a lot like her when I was in High School so I was able to connect with her. I even liked her friend. I want to learn more about that non-witch friend of hers. Maybe she can get with Adam or something. She needs a HEA for sure. 

Now...that is all liked about this book. 

It dragged onnnnnnnnnnnnn and onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. I wanted to literally throw this book at the wall, but alas, it was on my Kindle fire so I decided that was not the best idea. There were just pages and pages of nothing. You think something is going to happen and then nothing. Something happens, but it lasts a page or two and it is over. Honestly? This should've been just a short story prequel. I imagine the next book is going to be a good one...

How do I know this? 

Well, HOLY ending. That was when things got good. I was SO hooked and then it just ended. Just ended *snaps fingers*...just like that. I want to read on, but I am scared. 

It also bugged me that the prima (head witch) needs a mate while the primus (a head sorcerer) really doesn't need one. So sexist. I would purposely NOT get my mate and tap into my true powers in some other way. I would FIND a way. 

In the end, this was a meh. A couple good things, but the rest was a big no for me. I am curious to see what happens next, but I am worried. So if the next book is a freebie or I find it at a library I may pick it up. We shall see. I am going to give this one....2 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...


Carole Rae said...

Big Meh.

Anachronist said...

Sounds like not exactly my piece of cake...but I would love to trash it! :D

Carole Rae said...