--Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
This is a fantasy novel, a well written one, and I like fantasy...I'm just not sure I like it to be too fantastical. With that being said I liked this, I just didn't really like it. I was going to give it 3.5 stars but I feel the story as a whole deserved at least 4 stars.
This book is long, sooo long. It took the author 10 minutes, at least to explain a kiss, by the time it was over I wondered if they actually had kissed. Everything is explained in so much detail, it's over the top, for me anyways. I know some readers enjoy that kind of prose though.
I listened to the audio version and the narrator was superbly excellent. She did so many different sounding voices. She deserves 5 stars easily.
I am "on the fence" on whether I will continue the series, we'll see I guess.