So Lycan Unleashed was a bit of a disappointment for me. This really sucks for me because I loved and I mean LOVED the first two books, Banshee Charmer and Succubus Lost. This series... It was new, it was interesting, it had paranormal creatures I don't usually read about. And then this happened. I'm not sure why. Is it because the last time I read a book in this series it was over a year ago and my expectations for books are higher now? Maybe. But I just didn't like the story, the characters and how it was written. I know this author is a really good writer and personally I think the other books were better, way better.
The main character in this book is Astrid Holmes, who we already saw in one or both of the previous books. I can't quite remember but we did knew her a little bit, knowing she's a sensitive. She really wasn't my kind of heroine. I didn't like the way she was like always drowning in self-pity. Always whining about Mason, her job or her family, especially her mother. And she wanted to cry like all the freaking time. Jesus Christ.
Mason wasn't much better, either. I mean, he wasn't as annoying as Astrid but lots of his actions didn't make sense. And I usually love werewolves so much. But, ugh... the reason why he didn't want to get involved with someone new was just, and excuse me for my French, total bullshit. I really couldn't get it.
The only other character that I liked, only appeared in it for a moment and that was Mac who we know from Banshee Charmer.
The story confused me a bit. At some points I really couldn't follow it at all. It jumped from here to there. Also, it was all kind of really obvious what was going to happen. I didn't trust that Jarvis guy from the start. Very obvious there. Yes, sometimes guessing who is one of the bad guys isn't too bad but with this story I can't help but be annoyed by it. And I also must say that I didn't care for the romantic scenes either.
Although Lycan Unleashed started out very promising, it lacked character building, good dialogues and good romance. The story was too rushed, at times even boring and I couldn't seem to like any of the main characters. I wish I'd loved this book, I really did but sometimes a book in a series that you love just falls flat. But this doesn't mean I don't want to read the next book in the series, Vampire Games. I just hope it's a whole lot better.