Prophecy (Blood Moon Book 1) - Madelynne Ellis

I liked the book, but I didn't love it. I honestly think the story itself would have been phenomenal if it weren't for the characters. Some of the ideas that are in this book are definitely original and pull you into the world, but at the same time the characters were a put off.

What I didn't like was the fact the characters all seemed to have the same voice, I didn't feel like there was any difference between them. If I didn't see their names written with there dialogue I'd probably have no idea who specifically it was. The main hero, if you wanna call him that, was kinda a tool. Throughout the entire book his biggest concern seemed to be his looks, and his hair. God forbid he didn't look good. This superficial issue was present among most of the male cast in this book, including the bad guy. Talon, whom happens to be the evil guy is just a sadistic weirdo who's suppose to be sensual or something. I wasn't believing that. Another character who happened to be Talons lover, was all ashamed of his body as well, even though nothing was wrong with him other than the fact he wasn't feminine. The whole m/m scenes just threw me off. I didn't anticipate that, and don't read books that have it in it. I think an m/m scene is something a guy should probably be writing, cause only they would understand what it's like, but that's just me.

Besides the characters, the other major issue is the fact this book feels more like a second in the series. I know there's a prequel novella to this series, it's even on the first page of the book. However, I feel like you really need to read that prequel to get a better grip on whats going on. The author does talk about what happened in tids bits throughout the story, but it's not the same. As soon as the book starts your just thrown into the aftermath of the novella, so it just doesn't flow for me.

What I did like was the fact that there was a strong heroine in this book. She could take care of herself, and pretty much needed to protect our MC the entire time. I also thought the idea of an organization of demon hunters controlling an entire city was interesting. I liked where the author was going with that, inside the city you needed to be wary of the demon hunters, while outside the actual demons would eat you up. The whole demon prince idea was also neat, but at the same time the MC ruined it.

I'm torn on this book, I don't think it's a bad book at all, but I dont think I'm the right audience for it either.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.