Saturday, April 13, 2013

Book Review: The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin. (Tang Dynasty #2)

The Dragon and the Pearl (Tang Dynasty, #2)The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin.
(Tang Dynasty #2)

Former Emperor’s consort Ling Suyin is renowned for her beauty; the ultimate seductress. Now she lives quietly alone—until the most ruthless warlord in the region comes and steals her away....

Li Tao lives life by the sword, and is trapped in the treacherous, lethal world of politics. The alluring Ling Suyin is at the center of the web. He must uncover her mystery without falling under her spell—yet her innocence calls out to him. How cruel if she, of all women, can entrance the man behind the legend...

Liana's Summary: Lin Suyin is known for her beauty, for her seduction. But she never believed she could love someone truly--until she met Li Tao. Li Tao doesn't mean to fall for her. But he did, in the end. What it could mean for both of them, no one knows. Both lovers are trapped in the midst of politics, and they know they have to do something about it.

Rate(1-10): 7.5

I have mixed emotions for this book.

I liked..
-The setting. I like the Tang Dynasty- that's what got me interested in this series. The fact that it's a Chinese historical-fic. That's not something you see every day!
-Jeannie Lin's writing. It's actually quite poetic sometimes, and she's very, very descriptive. 
-How the main character is Lin Suyin. She didn't really show in the first book, Butterfly Swords, and I'm glad that we got to know her better, now, because she's actually an interesting character. 
-The cover. It's so gorgeous, and after the story I realize what it symbolizes. The title, too.

I disliked..
-How there wasn't much character development at all. This is a series, yes, but there are different characters in every book of this series and I would have expected more character development from the characters present.
-The pacing. It was pretty slow at first and it didn't really help how all they wanted to do was have sex.. it was only near the end where 'shit got real'. Honestly the whole time I was wondering when she was gonna get prego.
-The erotica. I mean, I know some people enjoy that, but erm. 


"Her lips parted as his explored hers."


"Give me one night."

How awkward this is

"You are very beautiful."


"..muscled chest.."

Ooh so he's muscly

"The hard line of his arousal.."

oh merde he's got a boner -__-

"Li Tao has marked you with our symbol. The dragon and the pearl."

omg everything makes sense

"You're with child?"

omg duh what did he expect
That's it. What did you guys think of this review?(:

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you about the cover. It is gorgeous! Well, mixed feelings are confusing but this sounds like a nice series. Great review, Liana! :)

    Sarika @ The Readdicts


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