REVIEW: The Ninth Circle – C. A. Harland (ARC)

34861977Title: The Ninth Circle, Book 1: Fire (The Ninth Circle #1)
Author: C. A. Harland
Rating: ★★

ARC received through NetGalley.

DNF @ 26%

The Ninth Circle is an interestingly enough concept. Two demon-hunting sisters searching for a third missing sister set in Ireland. The synopsis totally hooked me in. Irish mythology? Demon-hunting? Magic? Unfortunately, I couldn’t get through the format of the novel or the execution. 

The writing simply did not work for me. Each chapter is written like an episode, each having it’s own subplot and struggle/resolution with a larger plot stringing them all together. Because of this, the chapters felt rushed and jammed pack with way too much information and action. The characters seemed to make rash, half-informed decisions that made me roll my eyes. I think if the story had stuck with a traditional format and storyline, it could have been a lot better. 

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