Evil is a term thrown around history and literature as if it’s something so easily definable. A concept to fight against.
Evil doesn’t exist.
Neither does ‘good.’
Vampires do, though.
I just happen to be one.
I’ve cruised through the centuries managing to avoid all the wars, supernatural and human, but still going to all the best parties.
I would say I avoided bloodshed, but it’s kind of part of the whole ‘vampire’ thing.
I’ve lived on the fringes of a society that considered cruelty and sadism favorable character traits for almost five hundred years. Now I’m in the middle of a war that might just put my nonbeating heart in a lot of danger.
Battles, I can handle.
The impossible attraction between me and the vampire slayer, not to mention the penetrating gaze of the king of our race, on the other hand?
I might not get out undead.
So truth be told, paranormal is not my favorite genre. This past year I read a few and they really spiked my interest. Let me just say this book completely blew those out of the water and I’m wondering why the heck I never read this genre!
“He was hot when he got all murdery. Granted, I’d only seen him murdery, but that’s how I like my men: broody with a side of homicidal.”
Isla is probably one of my top favorite female characters. Her inner dialogue is the best. I highlighted 90% of this book and it was mostly witty things she thought to herself… or said out loud because she doesn’t give a crap. Her family hates her, thinks she’s beneath them. After things they have done to her I have to say I dislike them just as much as she does and I thoroughly enjoyed watching her antagonize her mother.
This book is the perfect pretty little present all wrapped up with a bow on top… it’s got vampires, werewolves, slayers, demons, and witches. Oh and really really hot men.
“And that’s why we’ll never win. Because we don’t know death, we don’t know life. It means nothing to us.
I wasn’t expecting such an emotional impact from this book. It really packs a punch along with it’s witty humor and action, it’s got such a deep layer of emotions to it. I felt sorry for Isla a lot, hiding her pain behind her tough exterior. Lonely on the inside. Tough and sassy on the outside, I felt for her. All the way to the end….. Oh that cliffy!
Moral of the story…. read this book! Even if you *think* you don’t like vampires and the like, I promise you will change your mind after reading this book!
My rating: 4/5 stars
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks for allowing me to read this book.