Blest by Blaise Lucey | Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5)
As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via Net Galley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.
There's something utterly intriguing about the premise of Blaise Lucey's novel Blest. I was at first drawn into the promise of something of a unique plot. I do think that fans of Cassandra Clare will enjoy this world--the promise of a truce between Angels and Demons, the entire vibe of the plot is incredibly entertaining. There's romance and action and the tone is haunting and suspenseful at times.
But something about actually reading it fell flat to me. Which is weird because Lucey's writing is great, the characters and the ideas are all intriguing. Yet, it didn't keep my attention long. At. All. I've picked at this book for the longest time--at home, on breaks at work, etc etc. No matter what I did, I just couldn't get into it entirely and found myself not even remotely invested in what happened. I am not sure I would have finished it if it was any longer than what it was.
Blest had a lot of great groundwork and the trope of forbidden love. A lot of other tropes, too, including the rise/fall of consequences and irrationality. In so many ways, it had the makings of the perfect novel. See, it had a lot of promise to it but I just can't remember half of what was said/done and it is just not my cup of tea. I do think that Blaise Lucey is onto something, though, and think that while it may not be something I'd read again, it will find a very strong fanbase in it.