This is a decent review for the general public who may not know what YA
paranormal romance is all about---teen characters who experience life and love
with the kind of intensity many adults have long forgotten. The very elements
the reviewer criticizes are conventions in *all* teen paranormal romances,
including the wildly successful TWILIGHT series and others. Why criticize Ashton
for executing the conventions of her chosen genre well? If the reviewer
doesn't care for teen romance, why is she reviewing it?