Daughter of the Night
by: Tiki Kos
G: Norse Mythology, Romance, Fantasy
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 23-50
This book was if the Shadowhunters series and Thor mythology had a baby. The product of that union would’ve been this book. That being said; everything was set up for me to love it, and I liked it, I just didn’t love it.
I felt like there was too much going on at one time. I was never sure about how much time had passed, because events transpired so quickly, it felt like only a couple of weeks went by.
Serena went from being a lonely barista to a badass demon hunter in no time. Not to mention she was madly in love with someone she barely knew. I don’t feel like enough time went by in her training that she should have been put in the field, realistically, but it also seemed like there was only like nine people in the Sanctuary (not counting the prisoners).
I guess I can sort of understand her having deep feelings, but to be in love with someone after barely a week? I mean I guess it does happen, otherwise we wouldn’t have that adage “love at first sight,” but that wasn’t what I was expecting.
I think my main issue was that I thought it was going to be a book about a kick ass woman fighting for good. There was that but there was also her sleeping for a good portion of the book. Also, she ate a lot too. I was expecting her to really kick some ass but when the big fight scene came it wasn’t what I expected at all.
It was an interesting read. I don’t think it was what I thought it was going to be at all, which is sad because there were some good plot points. She’s a descendant of a powerful goddess, and I would’ve loved more exploration on that. I think that’s what I was looking for and that’s not what it is.
It was a solid read though. I liked it enough to finish reading it with no qualms. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.