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A Time To Kill (Elemental Rage Book 1) [#paranormal]

A Time To Kill (Elemental Rage Book 1)A Time To Kill by Jeanette Raleigh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not sure what just happened here. The snippet of chapters flitted back and forth between POV, sometimes in the middle of a fight scene or car crash or whatever. Mildly distracting to say the least. Like switching body-cams in an episode of COPS.

A few were organic enough - flit to the POV of someone in an alternate dimension, a different city, yep, that's when you switch POV, and carefully at best, making sure it adds to the story somehow.

Overall, after reading it, I felt like it could have been done in a few chapters as a short, maybe a treatment for a Buffy screenplay, or something similar.

I don't mind having to grow into a mythology, heck, I did that in my own fiction novel, so that's not a problem. I mean the mythology being handed out in bits and pieces, hints and chunks held tantalizingly just out of reach. So that was one good thing, and why it's a 4, not a 3.

The characters seemed a little bit cardboard. Maybe a bit more time developing rather than expositing on this? Is that a word?

Anyway, I think a younger audience, used to TV paranormal, might appreciate this a lot more than this old dude did. So if that's you, by all means, read it and make your own opinion. YMMV.

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