Monday, April 8, 2013

The Queen's Revelation by M.T. Harrte

Alexis Wolfe, Book 2

Before I can begin, I must address how much this book cover disturbs me. The series' main focus is a loc'd black female wolf shifter, yet the cover ... Looks like this. To get to the bottom of it, I asked the author if the choice of cover was that of the publisher or if it were her decision, why put a white male on the cover.

"It was actually my choice. Alexis has quite a few men in life and I wanted one to be represented. The next book will be of Alexis or possibly her and a male."

I suppose I could understand this logic if their were a second POV or more time spent with the other male outside of Alexis. She was literally everywhere with everyone in the scenes so IMO it doesn't warrant one of her guys getting the cover when she (Alexis) hasn't even had a cover and the series is about her. This may not be an issue to anyone else but me, lol. I'm that person who does judge a book by it's cover. Literally. Plus, I would love to see a sista with locs on a book cover.

Anyhow ...

The Queen's Revelation picks up at the search for Alexis' daughter, Anastasia. Anastasia was kidnapped by the former queen, Samirah, and Alexis' mate, Mason. Since they're having no luck, Ethan, the ghost, wants Alexis to garner support from all those in her court so that they will WANT to help her find her daughter. This comes with problems. The big one being Samirah's assassination attempts every time Alexis goes to visit with the other supernaturals. Aside from that, we get a new character named Orrin who is a troll. He's huge, ugly, super strong, pretty fast and has lots of fighting tricks up his sleeve. Not to mention, he is very kind and now completely devoted to Alexis.

Now here's my problem. Why is she throwing her goods around? She tried to get laid 3 times before she finally won that battle. One of those times was with Orrin. She actually thought she was about to have sex with a super big troll, with an erection that is eye level to her ... He even explained that some troll women die during sex. This heffa gonna tell him that she's still wolf and can bend her body in plenty of ways.

I threw my Kindle away ... In the trashcan ... For about 5 seconds before I panicked and got it out.

That was such a forehead slapping moment.

Anyway ... It's fast paced and never dull but the writing still needs a little work. It's easy to follow, yes, but it's really ... Simple (for lack of better word). It reminds me of a children's chapter book. I finally got better descriptions of some people but not many. Ethan was described in detail several times, right down to his clothes. I got a better sense of what Alexis and Thadius looked like, plus I know what the trolls and goblins look like quite well ... And even the newer character, Deacon. Some of the rest are still a mystery. I still like Alexis as much as I did in book 1 but she was very annoying this round with throwing her pu**y around at every turn. It kind of made me chuckle every time she didn't get laid. What else? Hmm OH! By way of personality, Palo and Orrin were the only ones that seemed different from the rest this go round. Alexis and Thadius are virtually indistinguishable and hopefully book 3 will give them their own personality, mannerisms and even way of speaking. But still, I'd like to see how this Samirah thing plays out. I hope it doesn't continue to drag, though ... I'll be reading the next one and pimping it out since their aren't many black female shifter protags out there.

3 Stars
Alexis (Black), Thadius (Greek), Palo (Samoan)

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