Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1)
first and foremost this vampire book this something special, none of the likes of which that has ever been done before. Everyone who reads books knows that ever since Twilight came out there was a big explosion of vampire books. Eventually, my friends and I became sick of them. Bleeding Hearts was, literally, a splash of cold water in the face. It was refreshing. This is why I read books, to enjoy and cherish them as long as I can remember them.
When I signed up for the giveaway fo...more
The first 11 chapters introduces you to Sophie, her work, life, passions and cat and the chance meeting with Marek. At first, the feel of the book seemed to be chic-lit with mystery.
But then, BOY OH BOY wham the intensity of the book hits you and you are hooked, Sexy Demi Vamp and all the lure that drags you into this relationship, dark, posessive and mysterious.
The story is of a love, strong and trusting. Both Sophie and Marek bring out the best in each other and...more
Ash Krafton starts this story off with the classic boy meets girl plot line. Then, as usual, the vampires show up and the shit hits the proverbial fan. And then finally, throw in a few unique vamp variations and Bleeding Hearts morphs into a riveting read. I particularly enjoyed the links to Egyptian mythology and the way that Sophie's hidden purpose is gradually unveiled. Unfortunately, Krafton also worked in one of my biggest fiction pet peeves: insta-love. It wasn't ov...more
One of the things I lov...more
Sophie will sacrifice anything to save Marek, but what if he doesn’t want to be saved?
Poor Sophie. She truly has a weakness for people in need. The problem is she tries to help anyone and everyone she comes across and when she doesn’t succeed, she takes it very hard. I like the way Ms. Krafton presents Sophie’s character. The first half of the book follows Sophie as she interacts with the various people in her life, including her best...more
During the first two chapters I was unsure what my opinion was of Bleeding Hearts. Sophie was a negative character and seemingly happy to remain to cocooned in her little...more
Sophie is capable of doing something I am not good at. She gives good advice and she tries to save everyone. She also has had a few people in her life that no matter wha...more
I wish there was more to the week Marek kept coming to Sophie's apartment every night. There was much...more
Sophie Galen is an advice columnist for The Mag. She personally believes that there is good in everyone and tries to help her fellow man whenever she can. She cares for everyone she meets except for Donna The Stapler Nazi. Sophie's editor Barbara knows that she can count on Sophie to go the extra mile when is comes to work. Sophie is best friends with a priest named Jared who shares a past history with her. She loves to browse around the local muse...more
I am a huge stickler for books needing a good opening. There is nothing worse than opening a book and wanting to be pulled into a world quickly and then it taking a third of the book to get into it. This book does a really good job of the beginning. It brings you in really quickly to the characters and the world. There isn't a lot of info dumps (something that also drives me crazy in beginnings of books), so I am more tha...more
Ok so this was a first for me, this book was a DNF. I tried I really really did but it took me a week to get half way through and I still could not get into the story. The main character Sophie is an advice columnist for a magazine when on a personal trip to a museum she meets Marek and discovers the world of vampires and demivamps and what her place in it is suppo...more
The moment I picked up this book and read a few pages I was hooked, I had stayed up all night reading this and had spent a part of today finishing it up. It was totally a boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl falls for boy, girl finds power, boy goes fights enemy, and girl loses boy story. Mareck, was interested in Sophie the moment he met her, Sophie became interested in the first moment she had thought she met him. They dated for a but, then one night they w...more
The story was different than I thought it would be. I thought it would have more romance but if it had, it wouldn’t have been as good as it is.
If you like Twilight, Vampire academy or other vampire series, you’re going to sink your teeth into this one. The author made her own race of vampires, which was very original and fun, especially how powerful they are, what they can do with their mind. I really liked how it was different from other vampire series becau...more
Sophie's character wa...more
First of all, I like that Sophie was an advice columnist, that set her up for her "calling" well and it was interesting that she had a best friend/ex lover who was a priest. That was interesting. I was intrigued about her vampire world and the levels that a vampire could become, I thought that was kind of original and a uniqu...more
I think that I could relate a bit to the character because she's an adult. Sophie works as a columnist for a magazine, and right from the beginning you can feel the halo of mystery that floats around her. Something happened in the past, and this still haunts her.
She meets Marek during a museum visit, and you can tell there's a sort of connection. Soon enough, Sophie discovers a bran...more
The biggest problem with the book in my opinion was the pacing. We start with a premonition in the opening chapter, and we don’t get any more information for almost a fourth of the book. Then we get a sudden reveal, and back to nothing happening for another fourth of the book. What in the world is supposed to make me get through this suspense? The on...more
When I first started reading this book, I wasn't all that enthused. It was incredibly slow and didn't draw me in as quickly as some books I've read, but I stuck with it because the premise of the book intrigued me greatly. Once I got a couple chapters in, I was hooked. I loved the way Marek and Sophie interacted. I loved the way the story developed. I absolutely loved how the vampires were integrated into the story.
Sophie is an advi...more
Honestly, I did not know what to think whenever I was asked to review this novel. As you all know, I am a sucker for vampires and witches so the synopsis was right up my alley. When I saw the cover, I was a little if-y. I know, I know, I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I did. Bleeding hearts? At that point, I did not know what I was getting myself into. But, putting my cover biased aside,...more
The history and mythology wound through and into this story is absolutely brilliant. Not only is it wound seamlessly into the storyline, but it is also...more
I loved the story and characters! Ash Kr...more
Marek is drawn to Sophie, her light and kindness, a stark opposite of his life as one of the Demivampires, a creature evolving to be a vampire, one of the dead soulless monsters.
Marek suspects she's a Sophia Oracle a woman wit...more
The story of Sophie & Marek is touching and emotional (although lacking in the physical). The author builds the characters beautifully. However I just wish she would have went into more detail with the Egyptian mythology...I love the idea (reminds me of Anne Rice but different)! At the end of the book I was left hungering for more info on the world of the demivamps and the relationship with the Fallen. I liked that once the DV "fell" th...more
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