*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*
This book was kind of half about romance, half about banshees, and although I found the romance a little too sudden to really be believable, I enjoyed the banshee aspect!
This was the first book I’ve read about banshees, and it was an interesting take on the creature. The author used a lot of the Irish folklore about them, and I appreciated that the banshee aspect wasn’t completely overshadowed by the romance. Also, this is the first of a series, and from the way this book ended, I suspect the next book will probably focus more on the mystery surrounding the banshees.
Speaking of the romance, although it felt rushed (or maybe I was just confused about the passing of time), the characters didn’t make a bad couple. They seemed to fit together well enough. They weren’t perfect, they made mistakes sometimes while learning to navigate the whole relationship thing, but they were supportive of each other.
As for the characters, I didn’t understand all their decisions (most notably, they all knew someone was trying to kill Sara, yet Sara kept going outside completely alone), and their emotions and relationships weren’t delved into too deeply, but (those decisions aside) they were believable. I loved that Sara and her friends felt like authentic 18-year-olds. Sara had her immature, rash-thinking moments, but also times when she showed a lot of maturity, intelligence, and compassion. And Ridley was a nice guy who was just given a bad lot in life because of his abusive, alcoholic father.
So overall, though certain aspects of the book didn’t quite suit my tastes, I still enjoyed reading this deadly take on banshees.
Anyone who likes new adult romance and uncommon supernatural creatures (banshees).