Minion: Vampire Huntress Legend Series, Book 1 (Vampire Huntress Legend #1)
She is the Chosen One... and all that stands between us and the eternal night.
Here is an account of her legend....
All Damali Richards ever wanted to do was create music and bring it to the people. Now she is a Spoken Word artist and the top act for Warriors of Light Records. But come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons—predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or...more
I had three huge issues with this book:
1. The characters, though seemingly diverse, fell flat. The main character is an African ...more
I gave up after a few chapters. I know, I know...she's an author of color, writing about characters of color in the fantasy genre, and I'm a woman of color. So it all should be very exciting. Unfortunately all I could feel was annoyance at how contrived the plot was and more than a little offended at the pretentious "urban" dialogue.
To categorize a book as good or bad is often somewhat difficult to do. If a book is badly written, if the sentence structure is bad or the writer can't make him or her self understood, that would be a bad book. In most cases however whether a book is liked or disliked depends on "taste". Do I like the writer's style? Do I like the ...more
I attempted to read this book on 4 separate occasions over the course of a year, and I still found it impossible to finish.
To be quite honest, I found this practically impossible to read. First of all, there's not many things I hate more than the feeling of being dropped into the middle of a story without any kind of explanation or backst ...more
Since so many other people have outlined the plot, I'm not going to bother repeating it here. The book starts off slowly. VERY slowly, in fact. It took me a ...more
Highly stylized writing, with a lot of “sistah better recognize,” and “for real, stop trippin” and fist bumps throughout. It continually felt like you were coming in on the middle of the story, and not at the beginning of a series. There were a large number of references to past incidents and history without any details or explanation. If she was trying for mystery, she failed – all it managed was making the reader confused and out of the loop. I did like that the heroine was a spoken wo ...more
The nove ...more
Its a shame as I though it looked rather promising
I’ve been mulling Minion over all day since finishing it last night. I wanted to love it. It sounded so fascinating and the beginning was so promising. But then it kind of got stuck the more I delved into the story. There are things bothering me about it that I need to get off my chest.
One, I feel misled. The synopsis promised me a gripping supernatural mystery involving a kick ass warrior who takes names and is the woman to get to the bottom of the weird vampires her and her team came across ...more
The prologue is hysterical--both in tone and hilarity, albeit unintentionally. A preacher's wife discovers her husband in what seems an embrace. With a man! Quel Horror! So naturally, leaving her baby with the praye ...more
however, the writing is SO BAD. i had to take a break at one point and look up the background of the author. if i had to base it on her writing in this book, i would have thought the author was a 16 year old girl! and the plot points came about so abruptly, it's like she just wrote down ...more
This series has a more classic kind of vampire than the kind that's most popular now. The vampires are evil (in the Christian sense) and intelligent, kind of like the original Dracula.
What bothered me most about this book was the fact that there was no wrap-up at th ...more
Leslie E. Banks
Leslie Esdaile Banks
L.A. Banks, a native Philadelphian, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program. With many awards to her credit, Banks also held a masters of fine arts degree in film and media arts from Temple University. She lived in ...more