Take two And this is me eating my words. I feared I’d lost interest in the dynamic douche that Daemon could be. I feared I no longer cared for Katy, the one who reads and likes to point it out. And to be frank… I did lose interest in both of them. The first half was not what I’ve grown accustomed to from JA. Where were the funnies? Where were his douche-all-mighty moments? The strength of the first books lay in the chemistry between the two; he’s an asshole, but a loveable one, and she’s not the greatest lead, but becomes more interesting with him in the mix. Separated as they were, I felt like a whole lot of nothing was going on. So I gave up… then picked it up back again. …and then things got interesting with the reveals getting darker and darker, and them together making things more interesting as well *wink-wink, nudge-nudge*… Only not completely, because it’s less about them as a couple with him doing god all for her and vice versa; it’s the both of them finding themselves in over their heads, and not alone in that respect either. All this new players and all those sudden losses: JA’s has amped it up a whole lot. To the last though- the way a couple of the (not so key) players winked out here, it felt abrupt. I feel like JA went rushing through some key moments, bypassing some could-have-been’s. Save that complaint, I’m totally ready for the next one.