Title: The Killing Moon (Dreamblood #1).
Author: NK Jemisin.
Publisher: Hachette Book Group.
Page count: 452.
Release day: May 1st 2012.
Genre: Adult, Fantasy.
Rating: 2 stars.
I think after reading this one I have to conclude the NK Jemisin is unfortunately not an author for me..
I previously read The Fifth Season, and just did not understand that one. I was thinking about trying that again, in the hopes that now I would get it, since that series gets so much hype. But instead I tried this book by her. And I did not really enjoy it. In this case I think I understood the story, I just felt like barely anything happened, so I lost my interest. Since I did really like the premise of the book I did end up finishing it, but I won’t read it’s sequel..!
This book starts of with a lot of information, both about the world and the characters. There were especially a lot of characters with a name starting with the N, and we did not get a lot of time with them. So once they were mentioned again I could not really keep them apart (in the beginning). I was mainly interested in Ehiru’s story, and most of the POVs were his, or he was present in them, so that was good. But there was also this other character, Sunandi, and I just didn’t really see her point in the story. I thought I understood at some point, but then I got lost ahah!
I was really interested in the world and its dream magic, but I felt like it wasn’t really used that much. It was often mentioned that it was very important, and that it should not be corrupted. But I don’t feel like it was actually used that much?!
The plot, I liked it in the beginning, but I think there was a turning point in the middle. I just lost my interest, didn’t really feel like picking it up anymore. It was as if the plot really slowed down halfway through. I kept on reading since I was hoping for more dream magic. But there either won’t be more, or it will be in the sequel.. I’m sorry to say but I just got bored in the second half..
I think I should give up on NK Jemisin and let other readers enjoy her works!