Review – Duplicity July 1, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult.
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Author: Nikki Jefford
Publisher: Nikki Jefford
Publication Date: May 20, 2012
If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn’t seem to get that Lee’s boyfriend, Raj McKenna, is off limits. Then there’s the problem of Adrian Montez. He expects one of the Grays to be his.
Nearly a year later, the council is onto them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper.
If they work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive.
I wasn’t in love with this second book as much as I was with the first book. The jokes fell flat and it felt like Lee was pouting a lot of the time. It also felt like Gray was sulking. I realize they were in a tough situation but instead of taking the hard knocks they seemed to act like spoiled teenagers part of the time. Not all of the time, just part of the time.
Some of those situations, such as the strange contact who shows up looking like the Grim Reaper, was rather unrealistic and corny. I also thought the instance where Raj kissed the second, duplicate Gray was inevitable yet cliched. The romance between Marney, Gray and Lee’s Mom, and Mr. Morehouse, Lee’s guardian was also rather predictable.
Adrian as a villain didn’t ring true. He didn’t come off as powerful or formidable. I know he was meant to show a soft spot, but I think his soft spot showed too much of a weakness. Instead he just floundered as an intimidating warlock.
Still, the book was well-written for all it’s flaws. I enjoyed it as light-hearted fun. I was able to withhold my judgment somewhat and immerse myself in its superficial pleasures. It was not without its rewards. I would recommend this series for anyone who’s not looking for something serious or who’s looking for something fun.