Released: May 29, 2012
Paperback: 384 pages
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Vamp City
Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city’s magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal world...one who knows nothing of the power she wields.
Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her.
What Arturo can’t do is forget about her—any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission—his to save his people, hers to save herself.
But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red. Welcome to Vamp City...
My Rating: DNF
DNF: read the first 50+ pages and could not get into this story. I'm just going to list what didn't work for me:
- not a very interesting start in my eyes. I don't make a huge deal about
the first sentence of a story (though I do appreciate it when an author
writes something funny or interesting), but the first sentence in this
book was just so boring and monotonous, and really set the stage for how
the remainder of the chapter was like.
- not a very interesting heroine. I still can't remember her name.
- too much telling, not enough showing. You're told about the "love" the
siblings share, told about the dedication, but you're never shown it.
The brother and sister have each other's backs? Well, how
heartwarming... But if you can't PROVE it, then why should I care?
- not a lot of action, and when things do finally pick up, I honestly did
not care. By the time our "hero" appears, I was bored out of my mind
and couldn't take the book seriously.
- the heroine doesn't have a lot of spunk. The part where the "hero" snaps that he is her master, and then she turns around and calls him master so easily... Ugh I don't know, it just rubbed off on me the wrong way and my amusement dissipated. Mind you, she was giving him an attitude not moments before him snapping at her, so I don't know why she would suddenly give in without a fight.
After my initial disappointment with the pacing of the story and my lack of interest, I tried to continue reading... I really did, but the only way I was able to do so was by NOT taking what I was reading "seriously." I do enjoy books that I never intend to review, and I have read plenty of books that I thought was a joke, but this one just had one thing after another that simply did not work for me.
There are, however, plenty of other reviewers who have read this story and who seemed to enjoy it. If you're looking for a review gushing about this title, then I suggest you look for those. As for me, I can't recommend this book if you have similar tastes to my own.
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