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Blades of Winter (Shadowstorm, #1)

Blades of Winter (Shadowstorm, #1) - G.T. Almasi Good things about this book: interesting world-building (a world where World War II ended really differently), with clearly a good amount of thought put into things. LOTS of action. Exciting. As a big-screen, big-budget spy action thriller, this would be perfect.

Bad things about this book: Alix. God I hated her. Loathed. I don't think I've felt this much antipathy for the protagonist of a book in ages, and it being in first person really didn't help. I just wanted to punch her in the face (or rather have someone stronger than me do it). Towards the end, I seriously started to hope she'd be killed.

She's just such an obnoxious, insane idiot that .. eurgh. I think I ended up hating absolutely everything about her.

This might have been a four star book with a heroine that was at least somewhat likeable. As it is, I'm only giving it two because it was exciting and had a semi-decent plot.