I won a signed copy of this book through a giveaway on the internet, and the following is my honest opinion for this book.
At almost 450 pages this is one of the longest I’ve read/reviewed. Ms. Faragher did a wonderful with her conglomeration of paranormal characters: ShapeShifters, vampires, telepaths, super-healers, etc; and does a decent job educating her readers who aren’t familiar with these entities.
The story centers around Beatrice "Trix" SinClara and her journey as she sees her own shape-shifting and telepathic powers growing stronger and which she needs to get under control. Trix tries to unravel what is happening in The House such as shape-shifters disappearing from The House all of a sudden and without leaving a trace.
While the book is enjoyable, I feel it would be even more so if it wasn’t for its length. Too much of the beginning of the book is spent introducing us to its characters and creating the world of the book. A good review by the author coupled with a willingness to delete all of the excess verbiage would improve its readability. As an author myself I can understand the difficulty Ms. Faragher might have in wanting to deleting hundreds of words from various sections of the book, because I’ve faced the same challenge in regards to one of my current WIPs. No author, whether it be male or female, wants to delete any which they’ve given “birth” to.
Despite the wordiness of the book, I feel it still deserves the 4 STARS I’ve given it.