In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks
I have finished! I must say, some of my opinions of the book have changed. There is quite a twist that I didn’t expect that definitely gave me pause. A good pause that was needed. The novel ends with a lighter tone, more of a happy light hearted scene. The pages leading up to it however made it very hard to put the book down while at work. I didn’t know what the author would do and anticipation set in. Of course, I had my own solution to the protagonists’ issues but one over throw of a throne, kidnapping of a pregnant wife, long trek across the highlands and dagger to the belly later and I was definitely mistaken.
“…slowly poisoned me over time so it would appear as if I sickened and died of natural causes.”
The story has a more subtle sense of a comedic relief. Some parts that I definitely laughed out loud on might not have been as funny as I read them (lol!). My awkward sense of humor mixed with the main character females’ ability to drive everyone crazy really set a soft tone to the story.
“I’d battle the fires of hell to bring you home, lass. Now let’s ride on.”
I must say, in the end I will most likely look up the second novel of the series. There’s an excerpt of the next book in the back and I read it. If it is anything like this one I am looking forward to searching it out!
I do, usually, like it when I have a hard to figuring out what’s going to happen right off the top but this book gave a whole new meaning to plot twist. Of course this may just be due to my biasness from the first review but I definitely hadn’t expected just twenty pages later things would change.
I still agree that the book should have given more description but in the last few chapters you receive plenty. The wounds from an errant arrow, effects of deadly poison and the scaling of a wall are but a few of the descriptive occurrences of the characters.
‘His face was grim and growing blurry by the minute. “You’ve been poisoned.”’
In saying this, I don’t believe the book was consistent. I wasn’t griped from the beginning, hooked and relieved at the end. I was bored, interested and then exuberated. I’m not sure if that is good or bad or if I exactly like it. I could go on and on about this but you might just be ready for the rating. So, due to this, I give In Bed with a Highlander a 6/8!
Banks, Maya. In Bed with a Highlander. New York: Ballantine Books, 2011. Print.