Death’s Daughter by L.A. McGinnis – eArc Book Review #IndieAuthor #LetsReadIndie

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Arc provided by publisher via Book Sirens in exchange for an honest review.

I initially requested this book due to the inclusion of Greek and Norse mythology in its premise as well as the paranormal romance genre. I have such a weakness for mythology in the paranormal romance genre and I’m so glad that I decided to give this novel a try!

She’s death’s daughter.

After a thousand years, their paths are about to cross again.

Hunter Wallace’s luck just went from bad to worse. Case in point? The immortal god she’s managed to avoid for centuries just became her only hope of survival.

Destined to a life of endless conflict, Tyr could never forget the fierce Scottish princess he left behind. But a thousand years hasn’t dimmed her hatred for him, and when she shows up on his doorstep, he discovers that flame still burns bright.

With her home reduced to ashes and a heart haunted by the past, Hunter’s only chance at revenge is to join forces with the immortal god whose life has been forever intertwined with hers. In a world rocked by war, Hunter must discover why Tyr’s greatest treachery was also his greatest gift. (Goodreads)

Death’s Daughter is an easy to read and enticingly good book. If you’re a fan of Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance series then this is for you! The inclusion of Greek and Norse myth was done very well. The story had an easy flow as an understanding of mythology created the perfect foundational background to the characters. If you’re entirely unfamiliar with Greek and Norse mythology it’s still relatively easy to read and follow this book however, the story did not develop the characters extensively. Rather it relied on familiar characters with a unique plot line.

While the action and dialogue were brilliant (i.e., easy to follow and attention grabbing) the romantic relationship could have used some work. The importance of a sound romantic arc in the paranormal romance genre is the main reason I have rated this book at 3 stars. The swift transition from hate to love in this story did not feel genuine or authentic to me (despite liking the characters).

Their long history was alluded to in the story but flashbacks of this would have added an extra depth and realism to their relationship. Perhaps if this had been explored further the reader could have connected and believed the fast transition from hate to love between the characters.

Overall, this was a surprisingly good story that has made me eager to read the initial three books in the series. As a book in an established series I would say that this is possible to be read as a stand alone but will be most appreciated when read as part of the full series due to the inclusion of characters from previous books. I’ll be continuing on with the series!

Jen

13 thoughts on “Death’s Daughter by L.A. McGinnis – eArc Book Review #IndieAuthor #LetsReadIndie

    • I know exactly what you mean! A series is a long time investment and it’s not always worth it if the author continues the same patterns. I was so excited by the story and that was the main let down. I haven’t read the other books yet but am planning to read and review them soon 🙂

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    • You’re right, hate to love is not an easy transition to make but I felt like this book just ignored the idea of having a transition at all 😂 the rest of the story was still enjoyable though.

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    • 😂 😂 is you’re after some great banter and a good dose of myth then I think you’d enjoy this… provided you don’t mind some romance development issues. Who needs romance though when there’s Loki around to cause mischief??

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  1. I still haven’t dabbled in the paranormal romance novels but I’m here for the greek and norse mythology! 😍 Too bad that the characters weren’t as well developed as they could’ve been but at least that was made up for with a unique plot line! Great review 🙂

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    • Paranormal romance can be a hit and miss depending on what you’re after. Not all books in the genre are well developed and original but the ones that are… make me so happy to have found them!! 😍😍 the myth in this book was fun to read about and I’m hoping to read more books with myth themes this year! Thanks Dini!

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  2. […] As a mixture of Norse and Greek mythology, this action-packed paranormal romance novel was practically written to be on my TBR. Seriously, there aren’t many books that tick so many of my go-to tropes and themes. While the haters-to-lovers romance wasn’t as well written as I had been anticipating, the side characters and action were more than enough to make up for it. For my Four Star review, click here. […]

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