Rating * (1 star) I got 38% through this book and decided to DNF it. This is my first DNF is a while, and I think reading this book has given me a while new appreciation on just not finishing books that do not need to be finished.
I knew that I was getting into a questionable read when I picked up this book. The reviews were very mixed, but I was interested in a book with a female martial artist. To be honest I was surprised that the word creation was as good as it was. I would be willing to pick up a different series by Antoine at some point in the future.
The reason that I stopped reading the book was of the plot. It started out fine. Then a scene that was never introduced before was mentioned. Then there was a flashback to the never mentioned scene. This is a scene that ended up driving most of the plot and it was just now being mentioned and it was introduced like an afterthought.
Then there is the question of a relationship. The characters go back and forth about if this relationship can be true or not. They all decide that it could not be. Then when you find out there is no reason given how it could be that way and all these reasons were given why it couldn't. Then a major event happens and the character has zero emotion. To top it off she goes and makes the stupidest, not in character decision ever. Even the character questions her decision. There is zero reason that this decision should have been made - even for plot development.
This is when I stopped reading. I decided that if the time could not be taken to go back and flush all this out then why I am I spending my time to read it.
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