TBR Reviewer: Christine
There was a lot of telling. It needed background details in certain scenes and in other scenes; the background details drowned the story. The author hasn’t found that balance between the two. This overwhelming amount of description led to a slow pace and really hindered the
story. Couple that with the telling and Black Carnival was hard to get into. There were huge paragraphs that needed a break. First person point of view is tricky because of the use of ‘I’ and that was another problem in this book. On a side note, I have never heard a man giggle before but apparently, one of the male characters in here does. There's also choppy scenes. The story was pretty much destroyed by all the above which could be lessened by a better edit.
Ivory was very empty and one-dimensional. Her entire character was so cardboard and Lukan was a big question mark because of the first person point of view. It’s hard to write that POV successfully and this author missed the mark.
I’m sorry but I would not recommend this book. Would I read this author in the future? Yes, only because the plot sounded so unique and that is the bases for a good book.