The Blemished (Blemished #1)Hot
Although I enjoyed the concept behind The Blemished, its execution left a lot to be desired. About a quarter of the way through the book, the plot started to move at a very slow pace and sacrificed action and answers for the sake of romance. By now I’m sure you all know how much I dislike love triangles, so imagine my reaction when Mina found herself in the middle of a love square – complete with instalove and jealousy on all sides. I didn’t really care for Sebastian or Daniel, so the many scenes focusing on Mina’s confused feelings for them seemed to drag on and on.
For the most part, the characters were rather two-dimensional. I admired Mina’s determination and loyalty to her friends, but I never felt as if I truly got to know her. The same could be said for almost all of the other characters; they weren’t fleshed out but either possessed admirable qualities or earned your sympathy with a tragic event in their past. Elena was the only character to receive any real development and she received significantly less page time than the two main love interests.
Overall, The Blemished was merely an okay read. The premise was interesting, but the lack of character development and action caused it to fall flat.