Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Queen of the Deep by Kay Kenyon

On the streets of New York, Jane Gray meets an intriguing man who claims to be the impossible: an imaginary playmate from her childhood: Prince Starling. Determined to know the truth, Jane tracks him into another realm. 

This is the world of the Palazzo, a magical ship which is both a colossal steam vessel and a Renaissance kingdom. Ruling over its denizens--both human and otherwise--is an exotic and dangerous queen. Jane must find her way home, but the path is hopelessly lost. 

Promising romance, the enigmatic Prince Starling and big-hearted crime lord Niccolo vie for Jane's heart. But she has her eye on the pilot house. Who--or what--guides the Palazzo, and what is the urgent secret of its endless voyage? As a shocking destination looms into view, Jane must choose both a lover and a ship's course, one that may avoid the end of all things.

I thought this book started off on a good note. The POV of young Jane Gray got me hooked in the beginning, however, I did loose interest quickly. The book jumped to Jane being an adult and I started to get bored.I just had a very hard time getting into this story once Jane was an adult. I didn't like how inconsistent the pacing of this book was. This book could maybe just not be the book for me. I can see where it has potential, but it just wasn't working for me. 

The fantasy element of this was book was quite interesting. I did like learning about the world of Palazzo. I thought the social systems were fun to learn about and I really liked that this book took place on a ship. 

I wish the characters would have been developed more in this book. I think I would have connected to them more if they would have been fleshed out more. I also found the romance to be a little lackluster.

I do not think this book book was horrible by any means. This book just didn't click with me, but it was still a very interesting read.

2.5 - 3 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review.* 

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