No. Just no.
Alice Winters – universally loved apparently – is just not meant for me. I read How to Vex a Vampire, VCR: Vampire Related Crimes (that everybody raves about) and I didn’t like it. But I thought I’d give her a second chance with Of Secrets and Wolves because sources that are (usually) reliable were practically gushing over it.
This book is an MM-shifter story. And I usually love those! They’re my no. 1 guilty pleasure. But I just can’t make myself appreciate the writing. To me, this read displays all the exact same characteristics that I found so hard to like with VCR:
- One main character acts like a child.
- The other main character is sort of lacking personality all together.
- There’s no world-building.
- Quick and superficial introduction of new characters that you’re then supposed to be super familiar with.
So no. I DNF:ed this book at the 25% mark and Winters goes on my no-list. I still give it 3 stars though since my dislike is only a matter of my personal taste.