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In Memories We Fear (Vampire Memories #4)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  246 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
London's calling.
There's a new vampire in town.

Eleisha Clevon lives a quiet life in Portland, Oregon — for a vampire. She has learned to feed without killing humans and to train others of her kind. Along with her protector, Philip Branté, and their human companion, Wade Sheffield, she seeks out other vampires to offer them a community and to show them they do not have to e
ebook, 1st Edition, 336 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Roc
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All Things Urban Fantasy
In the common urban fantasy vampire mythology, IN MEMORIES WE FEAR is a completely different kettle of fish, both in paranormal and physical terms. To further complicate the issue, vampire culture has been decimated by the villain, leaving the main characters to flounder around and find their own way. Eleisha's band of misfits was an interesting group, with a web of interconnecting dependencies that may verge on the unhealthy (but never gets boring). I enjoyed learning about this world as they d ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
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Quick & Dirty: An interesting vampire folklore where memories play a huge role and make this book a quick and easy read.

Opening Sentence: Midautumn was approaching, and even at night, the trees lining Naito Parkway were glorious in their shades of red and yellow.

The Review:

At the beginning of In Memories We Fear, Eleisha is in Portland with her friends and for the first time since she can remember she is actually feeling happy. She is making a life for her
Kristie Elston
Originally published at Dark Faerie Tales:

Quick & Dirty: An interesting vampire folklore where memories play a huge role and make this book a quick and easy read.

The Review:

At the beginning of In Memories We Fear, Eleisha is in Portland with her friends and for the first time since she can remember she is actually feeling happy. She is making a life for herself and she is exploring some of the strange memories that she has in her head. She has develop
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* Urban Fantasy

*Review* (Contains series summary)
In Memories We Fear is the fourth novel in the Vampire Memories series. The cast of characters are vampires Eleisha Clevon, Philip Brante, Rose de Spencer, telepathic mortal Wade Sheffield (once attached to the police department as a psychologist), and ghost Seamus de Spencer who died the same day that Rose was turned against her will.

Eleisha is still suffering from the events that happened in Denver and is a huge funk (see Memor
Feb 19, 2013 Melliane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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My English review

While receiving the fifth book in the series I thought it was time to get into the fourth. It had been years since I had not plunged into this series, and I admit I forgot a lot of things from the first three volumes. It was still a great pleasure to find the characters that I had discovered earlier, even if it is true that I really do not remember them all. The book is a quick read, it only took me two hours from start to end, but I must say that it is
Oct 05, 2011 Julia rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, urban, arcs
In a field of vampire books, IN MEMORIES WE FEAR is a completely different kettle of fish. This was my first book in the series, and Hendee does a good job of bringing new readers up to speed (she drops information in through multiple character perspectives, in a way that moves action along enough to keep established readers satisfied). Eleisha's little band of misfits is a fascinating group, with a web of interconnecting dependencies that definitely verges on the unhealthy, but never gets borin ...more
Dec 22, 2011 Anna rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, vampires
I've been enjoying this series, and a lot of the reasons for that and the reasons The Vampire Memories stand out from other urban fantasy fare has remained constant from book to book. I like the treatment of the vampires, how they aren't superstrong and superfast and supereverything; I like that the books revolve around Eleisha, a woman who can be strong without having to be invulnerable or a fierce fighter; I like that these are very much character-driven books, where the plot feels like it's d ...more
Aug 18, 2010 Marsha rated it it was ok
I think this is the last of these books I'll read. I liked the first novel in the series but I expected more complex development. I think the author has created some flawed characters intentionally but ultimately, they are all a bit too pathetic and unsympathetic. Their psychology is too inhuman, as if they aren't products of their history and environment. After 200 years and adaption to modern life and Eleisha has never considered a sexual relationship before? the author has written these chara ...more
Jun 23, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
I really love this series because not only is a completely new and refreshing take on the vampire angle, but because of their abilities to share memories, you're able to receive a really rich history and back-story of all the characters so you have some idea of what shaped their personality. I really enjoyed the first three books in the series, and In Memories We Fear did not disappoint. For people who enjoy books with face-paced action this book may not be for you, as the plot-line, relationshi ...more
Cassandra Ulrich
Feb 25, 2014 Cassandra Ulrich rated it it was amazing
"In Memories We Fear" by Barb Hendee is the fourth novel the Vampire Memories series. I have read the previous novels with the third right before this one. I enjoyed every word. Eleisha, a vampire who cares about keeping humans alive, is working with her band of friends - vampires Philip and Rose, a human Wade, and a ghost named Seamus - to find other vampires to teach them how to feed without killing. As telepaths, they can change memories so the human never suspects them. After the almost fata ...more
Dec 17, 2012 Jenifer1223 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
In Memories We Fear takes a step into sexiness that the previous books did not.

While it is still not at all overly sexual like most books in the genre, this book does have enough here to satisfy those hardcore believers in urban vampire = sex. It might not be exactly what you think, but I believe it will satisfy.

What I really like about this book is that we see all of Eleisha's group from the Underground taking part in one way or another. In Memories of Envy Wade and Rose were not really major
Sep 18, 2010 Racquel rated it really liked it
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Jul 01, 2015 StarMan rated it it was ok
The previous books 1-3 were a bit better, in my opinion. I don't plan on reading any further than this one (Book 4). Eleisha and the other characters don't seem to be getting any smarter, or any more likeable. Still, it's an interesting series that is different from most vampire tales out there, and worth a look. But start with Book 1, not Book 4.

The action was quite stretched out here in Book 4, to the point that there was 20% action, and the other 80% was talking, inner thoughts, and some trav
Jul 17, 2013 Whitney rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
This series continues to be good. I think the third book might have been the peak for this series, but this installment was still a good read. I really enjoyed Maxim, the new vampire they find in this series. It' also been interesting to follow the dynamic of Julian's little group and after this book I can't wait to see how things play out for Julian. The developments in Eleisha and Phillip's relationship in this novel were also very interesting and I am curious to know how these developments wi ...more
Apr 30, 2011 Anika rated it really liked it
One of the best ever, in this series. I have mixed feelings regarding Elisha's choosing of Philip over Wade but that could be because Elisha met Wade first and I was hoping something would happened between them. Now it looks like vamps stick together and Elisha and Philip are a couple and they interwine their gifts and that to me was an equilant/same thing as having sex. I think I would have perferred they had sex to show how they felt for one another but that the writer's choice. Can't wait to ...more
Aug 20, 2012 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sf, borrowed
Perhaps this would have been more enjoyable if I had read the previous three books in the series? As it was, nothing happened. No, really. People argued a lot, there was some fighting, but out of it all it seemed like nothing really happened.

Also, I didn't get the "team" aspect of this team at all. The members don't communicate at all, each goes their own way, they lie and mislead each other, and they are all pretty unpleasant. As mentioned above, perhaps it's because I've just read the 4th boo
Feb 07, 2013 Al rated it liked it

A series of killings in England point to a new-and feral-vampire. Vampires Eleisha and Philip and their human companion travel to London to make contact with the terrified creature, to offer him sanctuary and stop the bloodshed. But the vampire they find is not what they expected...

Jessica Rice
Oct 09, 2011 Jessica Rice rated it liked it
A good read but the story line isn't developing as fast paced or as action-y as I thought it would. Its very slow with only a little bit of predictable action at the end.
Also, I can't believe it took 4 books for Eleisha and Phillip to progress in their relationship to something a bit more adult and a little less teenage.
Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!)
Nov 17, 2011 Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!) rated it it was amazing

The best addition to the series by far! Whereas the first few books began at a creepily slow place, NOT this time!

Read more of review on NRR's website
Sep 25, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-fiction
Another well written book by Barb Hendee. This one goes deeper into Elisha's little community as she tries to balance her life on the west coast and remembering that she must go back out into the world to help other vampires.
Carmen Robaldo
Dec 16, 2012 Carmen Robaldo rated it really liked it
This is the first book in this series that I have read. It was easy to read and I wasn't lost even though I had not read earlier books. Fast moving, there is always something going on. I will be seeking out the other books in this series and other series by this author.
Nov 09, 2011 Susie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much better than the previous two, but far from perfect. Although I enjoyed Maxim's storyline, probably the most of anyone's. The writing seemed crisper and tighter this time around, but the repetitiveness still remains.
Jeannie Lopez
Jan 06, 2015 Jeannie Lopez rated it it was amazing
Love this , the adventure , the fighting .. Love the lost ones ..
Jun 09, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
I liked this book a little better then the first three. I am starting to get into this series and I am about to start the last book. I hope she writes more to the series.
Jodi Wood
Mar 13, 2015 Jodi Wood rated it really liked it
All I can say is...when are they going to have sex already!!!! Not a bad book, easy read.
Tatiana Lammers
Aug 03, 2013 Tatiana Lammers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-won
I have not read the previous books in this series. I kind of now wish I had. The book was very enjoyable!
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