Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright

There are no words. …And I’m not saying that because this book was so amazing that it rendered me speechless. I literally mean that I don’t even know how to begin this review without coming off as too critical or harsh. I think my best bet is to just accurately show you guys how I must have looked the entire time I was reading this book: 

I seriously just didn't get what all the hype was about when it came to Feral Sins. For starters, I couldn't picture any of the characters- I didn't really feel like the author gave her readers any detailed descriptions of them, which in turn had me imagining a wolf for everyone... 

The heroine supposedly had a head full of a million shades of blonde hair… Yet I only pictured this:

The hero is supposedly the biggest, strongest, and hottest Alpha around yet all I picture was this:

...Let’s face it: That’s not attractive.

On a more serious note though, the story did nothing for me… The characters did nothing for me …And the “steamy scenes” did nothing for me. This isn’t typically the type of book I would normally pick up- But after reading so many amazing reviews and seeing such high and impressive ratings, I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m a big fan of overly protective Alpha heroes, and after hearing that this book had one in spades it really sealed the deal for me about buying this book. However, what I got was a huge disappointment and another reminder of why I should probably just stay away from books that wouldn’t typically call to me. 

I was never able to understand why anyone would think the steamy scenes in this book were… Well… Steamy. Trey’s “dirty talk” is supposed to be sexy, I guess. However, being called "my little bitch” during sex isn’t really my cup of tea. Now don’t get me wrong... I’m no prude. I love a good steamy novel just like the rest of you. That isn’t what my issue was with this story- But the sexual interactions between Trey and Taryn were absolutely ridiculous and deserved more than a few eye rolls. For starters, it got old having to consistently read about her fighting him for dominance in the bedroom. The name calling… The scratching… The growling… Having sex fifty times a day… It was all just too much and way too unrealistic.

Taryn eventually grew on me, but I still wouldn't go so far as to say that she was a likable heroine. I think the author attempted to make her seem funny, witty, and intelligent but instead she came off as the complete opposite. There were only so many ”La La Land” and "Flinstone" references that I could stomach before I thought that I was back in junior high. As for Trey being a protective, honest, and possessive Alpha male? Well, that image was destroyed when he agreed to share her with all of his buddies- It was just so contradicting to his character and a complete turn-off.

There were so many scenes that had no relevance and felt like a constant filler- So much could have been eliminated in this story, but even then I don’t think it would have held that much more potential. Everything just felt so repetitive. I think we all got the fact that Taryn was such a sensual and dainty woman next to the giant, impressive, and almighty Trey the first fifty times it was mentioned.

Sadly, nothing about this story rang true to me. I got bored with the constant repetitiveness… The constant sex… The constant snarky comebacks… Everything that makes reading a good book a completely enjoyable reading experience was just missing for me. Perhaps I’m just being a bit biased since I wasn't a fan of snarky alpha heroines or paranormal romance to begin with, but it’s safe to say that I won’t be reading anymore books from this series anytime soon ever again.


Tina B said...
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Tina B said...

I am always hesitant to read a book outside of the normal genres that I read because I feel I am already kind of biased against it. I have read some though that I have loved.
I like the cover of this one and the concept sounds like something I would enjoy, but the after your review, I am in no hurry to read it. Repetition in books drives me crazy. I understand that sometimes it is necessary, but only to a degree. As far as the hero goes, I don't mind the possessiveness, and them being protective, but after what is described and then for him to share her seems a little ridiculous. Lol.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Alyssa.

Maria said...

Thanks for the review - sometimes things just really click as you try something new and other times ....not so much

Alyssa said...
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Alyssa said...

Tina- You're very welcome! This book was definitely not my cup of tea! I just can't comprehend how it got so many fabulous reviews and ratings! I'm like you... I'm usually hesitant to read a book outside of the normal genres that I like only because I'm usually already biased against them as well. However, I figured I'd give this one a try since I had heard so many good things about it and it didn't sound horrible. (Not to mention, it had a pretty cover.) You may really end up loving this one, but for me personally it was a huge disappointment!

Maria- You're so welcome! You're right- Sometimes trying something new ends up being an amazing decision, and sometimes not so much, HA!


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