Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Rogue's Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue's Pawn
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Release Date: July 16, 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Covenent of Thorns Book #1 
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Netgalley

This is no fairy tale…

Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancĂ©, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can't control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…

With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…

The opening line of the summery is definitely right on, This is no Fairy Tale. In fact a good portion of the first half of the book was depressing to have to witness.

It took a while for the story to take off. The beginning really didn't give any clues as to where the story might go or the whole point of what was happening. When Jennifer finally was sent into faery it still seemed to take a while to get the point of things but the scenery was quite nice. There were some interesting characters and creatures thrown into the story and I really only disliked a few of them that you are pretty much expected to dislike. There are some things that I wish would have been explained more like why Jennifer was now Gwynn (besides just saying that was what Rogue picked), and why she is pretty much a slave but still treated as royalty by most people (What gives her, her status exactly) Maybe I just missed it?. There is a ton of things happening in the story but the pace was all out of whack for the most part. There is a lot of world building and I did enjoy about every aspect of Jeffe Kennedy's idea of Faerie.

ROGUE'S PAWN was definitely unique. Even having said all that I was still interested in seeing what would happen next and I'm still interested in seeing what happens to the characters in the future. 

I gave it 3/5 stars