Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Series: Beast Realm Chronicles
I didn't realize this but the Airendell Chronicles by Audra should be read before this serial. However, Mara's Homecoming can be read without reading that series first. There is a lot of the "world building" that I believe you will get from reading that Airendell Chroncles before starting the Beast Realm Chronicles.
I'm not sure where to start with this review. The editing was okay -- only a few minor errors. The world created by the author from what I could tell was in-depth and vast (a lot I'm sure would have been clearer if I had read Airendell Chronicles first). The characters overall were well thought out and the interactions with each other were strong and engaging.
My issue with the story is that I felt like Mara's character wasn't rounded out enough in this part of the serial for where things ended up. Due to her past, with Logan and without, she is a complex and complicated individual. I think a lot of that is lost in the beginning of this installment. However, after speaking with the author I believe that this may be partly due to the nature of reading a serial. One reason I usually don't read serials, I'm a complete story kind of gal. I also feel that Mara's issues may seem a bit too easily solved -- her and Logan getting back together -- with the strength of her initial reactions. I felt that a deeper exploration into Mara would have helped bring more depth to this part of the story and make it a bit more believable.
The heat level is medium to spicy. Not for the innocent, but not for the wicked reader either. There are some mentions of BDSM and D/s situations, which may come more into play in the next installments of this series.
Overall I enjoyed this book and do recommend it to those that like Erotic Paranormal Romance. Being a serial, there is a cliffhanger and I now have to go and buy it. The third part to this serial will be releasing soon as well.