June 25th, 2017

Book with cat 2

Book #22 of 2017: Aisling, Book One: Guardian, Book Two: Dream

Aisling, Book One: Guardian by Carole Cummings
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

I loved Carole Cummings's other books. Her Wolves-Own books were some of my favorite I ever read. Based on reviews and word of mouth, her Aisling series was supposedly even better, so I was really looking forward to reading it.

I just finished the first book of it, and unfortunately it just never hooked me. I gave it more of a chance than any book I ever read before (I read the entire book and 10% of the next book), but it just never caught my interest.

Set in some other wild west-type world, where gods were real, one person (the Aisling) had some kind of magical powers. Something about his dreams, he could control reality through them. Of course everyone wanted him for that power.

He was 'caught' by lawman, and the two started the slow, slow, sloooowwwww journey to getting to know each other. (The books are M/M, but in this one, the extent of that was they each had a thought about each other. Once. One thought about being physical with the other in the whole book.)

I don't mind slow character development, but I just need more spice in my stories in general. It was a nice story. The characters were nice, good people. The world it was set in was nice. The writing was very good. Unfortunately nothing in it hooked me.

Aisling, Book One: Dream by Carole Cummings
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

Not about to give up, even though the first book didn't hold my interest, I started the second. It wasn't too long before I had to give in and admit that I was just bored, and gave up on the book.

Like the first book, everything was fine in this story. The writing was good, the characters were nice. The plot was a continuation of the first book (the two main characters on the road together, trying to avoid everyone), but it just wasn't to my taste.

Point reached in this book: 10%
Previous abandoned book total:87%
New total: 10% + 87% = 97%