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REVIEW: “In Memoriam” by Cari Z.



Lee Summers is past expecting to find love. He has a fulfilling career and a few human connections, and he’s determined to be happy with those. When he meets Felix Clymenos during a vacation in Colorado, he doesn’t expect to feel so passionate about him. Felix is intriguing, but when he starts to feature in Lee’s dreams—and his slowly strengthening nightmares—Lee wonders if it wouldn’t be a better idea to walk away. There’s a mystery behind Felix’s affections and somehow Lee feels like he’s known Felix his whole life. Before they can be happy together, Lee has to know why that is… and what that means for their future

Title: In Memoriam
Author: Cari Z.
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Pages: 44
Release Date: July 8, 2015
Purchase Links: Dreamspinner


Well, this one was tricky and I’m afraid it will be even trickier to review. It’s difficult to say much without saying too much. A mysterious thread is hidden in the midst of the tale and it makes the story unique but it didn’t shine for me. My biggest problem with this tale was…boredom.

It wasn’t the writing, the writing was great.

It wasn’t the characters, both Lee and Felix are quite agreeable.

I just never connected with the story. Maybe if I had a better foundation of Greek mythology I would have enjoyed it more. But then again, maybe not.

Two men meet in the market one day. They click. A love affair rapidly blossoms. I had a lot of questions and very few were answered. There is a big ‘Ah-ha’ moment, but I didn’t catch it much before Lee did (which was the very end). I believe there were several clues that I missed simply due to my mythology ignorance. Apparently I need to sharpen up on my Greek tales. I wasn’t expecting a fantasy tale either. I didn’t feel that vibe from the blurb. I don’t think that it’s spoilerish to say so, for I would have preferred knowing beforehand.

There was a dog though. A sweet, lovable, lunch-thieving dog. I adored Bear. I know I missed the spark of the story when the furry pet makes the most impression on me.

I have always enjoyed Cari’s writing and will continue to seek out her stories. It wasn’t that I didn’t like this one, I just wasn’t overly impressed.


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This entry was posted on July 23, 2015 by in Fantasy / Fairy Tale, Reviewer: Sheri and tagged , , .

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