Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Sparrow and the Hawk (Tales of the Sparrow)The Sparrow and the Hawk by Meg Lacey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not sure what I expected based on the cover of this book, but it was probably not what I got. This book is less in my comfort zone and more in the mystery/futuristic realm. That being said, I still tore through this book in one night's reading time.

I was really rooting for Jillie, the mouthy yet lovable main character. She didn't actually get any breaks in this book, though. Maybe it's because Gryff (weird, yet justifiable name) was such a hindrance to her ultimate understanding of what's going on around her. Most of this book takes place (I think) in some not too distant future, based on the technology we see. As an investigator, I think Jillie is sort of a failure. As a hot guy magnet, she is totally winning. None of those hot guys actually get anywhere with her, though, so I was left a little let down at the end.

The end is also not at all a good place to be. We are left with 100 more questions than when we started and no resolution whatsoever! I'm not a huge fan of cliffhangers, and this wasn't really a "throw my kindle across the room" type of cliffhanger. Instead, it was like the author just stopped writing. I was very conflicted. After dragging myself through a bunch of boring jewelry and historical artifact description, I guess I just want more payoff. Can we at least get some snuggle time with Gryff? I'll even take Declan at that point...

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