There were some minor spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, but not enough to toss one from the story. Settings were described well enough to easily visualize; dialogue between characters seemed authentic to each character. Taylor slipped into 'telling' versus 'showing' every now and then, but as this reader stated - she did show more than enough to visualize where we were traveling in the world she created, and enough character description to gain a rough idea of what each individual looked like... her wraiths were interesting! This reader found the beginning descriptions of the witches to be somewhat stereotypical, especially with the entire 'good versus evil' theme weaved into them. Taylor's voice was inviting and caught this reader quickly, yet she never truly fulfilled the promise of the story... this reader lost faith in the story teller and felt the tale did not live up to its earlier promise.
While the romance between Gage and Danica, a happily ever after (HEA) ending did happen, the book itself ended on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning an impending war and exactly who wanted to kill Danica. So, some major questions left unanswered... this reader truly dislikes cliffhanger endings when not warned or made aware of them in advance, so is deducting a star for that reason. Intimate moments started off fairly sensual between Gage and Danica, but to be fully mated at their mating ritual, they had to have sex in front of the entire pack. This reader isn't in to voyeurism but that wasn't the true issue... the scene was so rushed and glossed over, it was downright boring. This story had the potential of a four-star read, but midway that potential dropped and was never regained... while it is better than a two-star read, this reader felt a three-star Amazon and two-star Goodreads as well as a small recommendation would fit as an okay read. ** Review originally posted to Amazon reviews on June 5, 2017 and Goodreads on the same date. **