Tuesday, October 18, 2011

JR Ward - Envy

As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas "Veck" DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father- while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers... to questions that are deadly. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle between good and evil, their fallen angel savior is the only thing that stands between them and eternal damnation.

Comment: I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the series. Not because I was expecting some like BDB, because I knew it wouldn't be, but due to other issues, namely the fact the villain can disguise herself so well that tricks sometimes innocent characters. I hate that, I hate the fact some of them are treated like morons just because they don't know what is happening. Somehow it was ruining the series a bit for me. However, the rest of the story usually was better and I could put aside what I didn't enjoy.
In this 3rd book, I was positevely surprised to see some new things like the acknowledgement of Dog as something else and the relationship between Nigel and Colin. I was sad, very sad, over other things I won't explain to avoid spoilers and Devina surprised me too, although I can't like her even when she's being nice, or showing some emotion (even fake).
The romance was better than the others, I think. Well, at least it seemed so to me. Things overall are shaping up and I hope to see more definitive things being settled instead of ppages and pages of supposition.
One thing I don't particularly like, this seven sins motto, well, she had a great idea and I thought she was going to be more straightfoward in her approach but it's all so vague and grey, it's like the sins were just a catching phrase or something...it doesn't really feel the series focus on it.
I constantly find clues about BDB in this series. Well, the author has said, before the 1st book was published, that the beings (actually the angels) in this series aren't anything like Lassiter from BDB and that this series was completely different. But the fact is, we see vampires, we see characters connected to both series and it's getting harder to see the limit between them. Not that it ruisn anything so far, but it's annoying to think about it and wonder. I think I wished a more settled boundary or explanation or limit or something...
Anyway, so far it's still a auto buy, I hope it still goes along well with the next book.

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