TBR reviewer: Christine
But she's not quite sure what she's questing for. A crow told her to take off all the iron she was wearing, a stag told her to get a lock of pale hair and a lock of dark, and an owl told her to jump into a lake.
Neva is a businesswoman in the New South, not a character in some fairy tale -- but she'll take on this quest if it means no longer feeling like she's going insane. So she dives right into the lake and into a crazy dream-world where nothing makes sense, giants speak in riddles, surfers throw tea parties, and there's ocean as far as the eye can see.
One thing seems certain: the hottie she met on a business trip in Wales is here, and needs
to be saved from living the cycle of a curse over and over. Neva's saved herself plenty during her thirty-one years; she figures she can save a dark-haired, blue-eyed Welshman by solving a bunch of riddles. And then, if this really is a fairy tale, they'll be together forever.
I'm sorry to say I went to all that trouble for nothing. It's not bad but very slow moving. The main character is Neva whom I personally didn't like. She was very one-dimensional. There was no depth, if something didn't seem right she never really questioned it. If her first experience at The Serpent’s Kiss was odd why return? And if a man followed you from Wales to Alabama, I’d be seriously concerned no matter how handsome he was! Then there's March. He was just a good looking young man with an air of old wisdom. He never leaped off the page. His character was just there.
The entire story just went on. There was no real grabbing of my attention.
I read several chapters in and forced myself to go a little further with the hopes my search for this book was not in vain. Then I took my bookmark out and started something else. I just could not get into it. The scenery was great and the magical odd but believable. It's the characters that made me not care about their ending.
Maybe you'll like it better...