This series, especially this last book, had complex characters that changed and grew, interesting relationships that also changed and grew, and a lot of emotional situations. And yet, I didn’t quite feel all the emotion. I think the story was just a little too big and spread out over too many POVs without enough pages to delve deep enough into any of them for my taste. It wasn’t bad, and it wasn’t all telling or anything, but I still wanted more from it. It’s both a good and a bad thing—I wanted more depth because I was into these characters and their relationships and situations; I just think the series could’ve benefited from being longer or having fewer POVs. This has been a hard series for me to review because it seems like something I should’ve loved, and though I did enjoy it, I was left feeling a bit let down with each book.
The series also had an interesting plot with a lot of interconnected parts and characters, good guys and bad guys, vampires and werewolves and witches. I actually think this series would make a great show, if any TV producers want to get on that.
Even though this didn’t quite have the depth I wanted, I still enjoyed it and would say go ahead and try it if you’re interested. If you’re just trying to decide whether to read this book after the previous two, I can tell you it was worth it to me to see how everything wrapped up since I did feel some investment in these characters. It was a good conclusion that tied up all the loose ends well.
Fans of Books 1 and 2 in Chele Cooke's Teeth series. Anyone who likes vampires who break tropes, werewolves with a very predatory side, complex characters and relationships, and many POV characters.
More Books in the Series:
Book Review: Teeth: The First Bite (Teeth Book 1) by Chele Cooke
Book Review: Meat: The Second Serving (Teeth Book 2) by Chele Cooke
Book Review: Blood: The Third Course (Teeth Book 3) by Chele Cooke
It is disappointing when a series doesn’t live up to your expectations; wanting something to be amazing but it falls a bit flat. I’ve read some that have been good but not the “wow, this is amazing” like I was hoping for.
Hope the next book you read blows your socks off! 😉
It is disappointing when that happens. Thanks!
Good to know that you still recommend the series. i have book #1 on my Kindle.
Karen @ For What It’s Worth
I hope you like it!
I haven’t read this book, but I can relate to wanting more from a story. It can be hard to get into a book when the story is spared across so many points of view as interesting as it can be. It does sound like there are elements to like, such as the plot and interconnected parts.
There were definitely some good things, despite the book not blowing me away 🙂
Just wanted to say thank you for the review. It is much appreciated. Your insights are fab, and give me a lot to think about for my next Urban Fantasy series. I’ll be going for the same interconnected style, but each book will be single POV. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a deeper and more satisfying perspective.
No problem! Glad I could help!
Sorry to hear this didn’t quite manage to hit the mark on the emotional front. It does sound like an interesting addition to the series but it being spread out and having too many POV is understandable that it didn’t have the emotional impact that was probably intended
Yeah, I often have that issue when there are too many POVs.
Hi Kristen! Hope you’re well.
I don’t think that I’m a huge fan of a lot of POVs because it’s HARD to keep track and also to care about so many people unless it’s happened over time, you know? And even then I think I prefer to know more characters who aren’t actually POV characters….
It’s always a bit hard when you’re disappointed by something you think you should have loved! Hopefully the next read is better.
I generally prefer fewer POV characters too for all those reasons.
I’m sorry about the lack of depth. I know that would make me feel disappointed. I’m glad that overall, it’s been a good series for you.
That can be really frustrating, but thanks, I did still enjoy it at least!
Eh, I am so sorry that this whole series didn’t really work out for you. Some days that just happens and there isn’t anything we can do about it. You’re never obligated to enjoy anything just because it fits to your usual brand!! I hope you will like your next read more…
I def don’t fee obligated, don’t worry! It’s disappointing though when it seems like something should be perfect for you, you know? Still not bad though!
This sounds interesting. I like unusual vampires! I hope there’ll be audiobooks at some point 🙂
Unusual vampires are great!