Review: No Time to Cry by Stasia Morineaux

Title: No Time to Cry
Author: Stasia Morineaux

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Stasia Morineaux

Pub Date: September 30, 2014
Rating: 3 stars

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No time to cry is a fitting title. This book is very fast paced, and by the end I wanted to know more.

The setting in which we have the heroine has me a bit perplexed.  We start off with Isabelle the heroine whom is into the gothic scene. She loves life, is a free spirit, and surprisingly enough writes her own paranormal romance books.  Right at the beginning she has a party, and dies from a poisonous drink. What she doesn’t know is that someone is there to take her “spirit” with them so to speak. Yes her spirit is still in human form, and this is where everything starts taking off on the crazy train for me. 

The idea of what happens after is a good one, however I felt the language barrier and the definitions to be way over my head. I was overwhelmed, and extremely confused. The author is trying to set up a whole other world, and even though she has pages of definitions in the back explaining everything. It didn’t jive with me in the book. I was not even “into” it until half way through. I felt like I was drowning in confusion.  

After wading my way through the words, the story started making more sense. I thought that the heroine’s “dream” state chapters were very well done.  I do love angst, and the author never gave the heroine a minute to relax. I almost wished she would have given the heroine a little bit of a reprieve from everything to figure out why she died, what she is, and how she was going to deal with all of it. The heroine is never for sure of herself, and quite frankly I wasn’t sure of her either. 

There are still tons of questions by the end of the book. I like that it ended on a huge cliffhanger, which alas leaves me wanting more, but I would really have liked to have known more about the heroine herself.  I think that is what disappointed me the most.

With all this being said. I will be reading the second book as I think this author has great potential in what she is trying to convey to her audience.

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