Though it was labeled a paranormal romance, the h/h were apart at the end of the book. I’ll read it, because now that I know how it’ll end I won’t be disappointed — and she said that otherwise, it was a fantastic book. Just that she was looking forward to seeing how they overcame everything and ended up together. So what might have been a really great read for her was pretty much ruined at the end because of the expectation created by the labeling (and fifteen years of reading romance). Sigh.
There was apparently an epilogue, though — and a baby. I guess that’s supposed to make up for the fact that the h/h won’t be together until after she dies.
An unconventional HEA (in that they aren’t together until LONG after the book ends?) Yes. But is it happy if they’re apart? I just don’t know. I don’t see how it’s much different from a human character dying at the end, and the other saying, “Oh, but we’ll be together in Heaven.” That just doesn’t work for me as a romance … but it might work for me just as a love story.
If you want to know what book it is, click here (and Megan did say it was a really good book, so it might be worth it, as long as you know going in). If you’re a reader who doesn’t mind that kind of ending in a romance, don’t click so it won’t spoil the surprise.
In other news, I was stuck at a gathering that I didn’t want to be at, so I took (and read) the novelization of 30 Days of Night. And cried at the end. The book freaked me out, too. It’s not the same as the graphic novel (how awesome is that?) but still a good before-bedtime read. I’m going to look for Tim Lebbon’s other horror work now, because I’m in that kind of mood.
Gah, back to work on stuff that I’m really supposed to be doing.