{ARC Review} Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards

Posted November 12, 2014 by Lucy in Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{ARC Review} Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards
Dog with a Bone (Black Dog, #1)
By: Hailey Edwards

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Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published on October 31st 2014
Published by Hailey Edwards
Pages: 184
Format: eARC

Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.
Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.

At first glance I thought the concept of this book was pretty good, Thierry’s half Fae heritage was interesting and appealing enough for me to want to read this book in the first place.  I thought the story has the potential to become a good series, but then I was disappointed by how short this book actually was (on Amazon it said 184 pages, and it ended at 89% on my kindle).  At the same time while I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but feeling something was missing from Dog With a Bone.

Dog With a Bone was action-packed, basically from the beginning to the end of the book.  While it was entertaining to read about both leading characters demonstrate their abilities, but that was all there were, actions and nothing more.  Dog With a Bone has focused entirely on the investigations and fighting Foes, both character development and world building were pretty much nonexistent.

Because this book basically jumps straight into kicking butt, which pretty much neglect on proper introductions of the character.  When the book ended, I didn’t have any particular strong impression on either the female or the male leading character.  Even though we were given an impression that there were some sort of history between Thierry and Shaw, but the actual detail wasn’t clear.  According to the book they were friends, then he became one of her instructors, then when she graduated from school he became her partner.  And from what I understood, wherever she goes, he follows, and the reason he has pair up with her because he is the only Fae that is immune to her Fae ability.  Not really romantic if you ask me.

Overall, I enjoyed the investigation bits and kicking butt part of the book, but I would like to see the next book spend more time on world building, and character development.

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