Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Let's Talk: "Neutral" by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington

Title: Neutral
Authors: Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington
Series: "Curse of the Gods" #4.5
Genre: RH Fantasy  
Page Length: 180 pages
Publication Date: September 30, 2018
Date Started: December 10, 2018
Date Finished: December 11, 2018
Rating: 4 // 5 stars

*Non-spoiler for this book, but may have small spoilers for previous books in this series* 

I really enjoyed this installment in one of my favorite series. When the announcement went out that the final book was being pushed back, I was a bit disappointed until I heard that it was because we were getting a novella from Emmy and Cyrus's points of views. We'd been seeing the two of them throughout previous books but never got a chance to see their POV. Additionally, their character interactions in the fourth book had me dying to know more about the status of their relationship/friendship/tolerance-ship. 

I think that this was definitely an important installment to help bridge the gap between book four and five. I know now, after reading this, that if I'd skipped this novella I would have been completely confused by the time I started the final book in the series. We had lot of important plot developments and reveals in this book that upped the stakes even higher for the final book. 

I loved seeing Emmy and Cyrus's relationship develop in this book and get a glimpse into their thought processes. In the previous books, we'd gotten to see a little bit about it from other people's views but it wasn't clear what exactly was going on. It was nice to have this clarification as to what exactly happens between them.

Did I like this book more than the others? No, it's probably my least favorite in the series simply because we had a lot less Willa. Willa is clumsy and has no filter and is utterly hilarious whereas Emmy, while a strong and amazing character herself, doesn't bring the comedic effect that I've found to be the thing I like most about this series. Plus, I still prefer the five Abcurses over a single Cyrus anyway. 

All in all, I enjoyed this book and I'm both excited and scared to dive into the final installment. 

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