Very much an adult book with lots of sex (some of which was borderline bestiality to me) and crude language. Other than the sex, there isn't much that...moreVery much an adult book with lots of sex (some of which was borderline bestiality to me) and crude language. Other than the sex, there isn't much that happens. Lots of background info dump and I'd guess the following two books might be better, but I'm still not going for them anytime soon.(less)
Looks like this is my last finished book for 2012 :) Pretty good, except for some minor issues with world building and an annoying habit of the author...moreLooks like this is my last finished book for 2012 :) Pretty good, except for some minor issues with world building and an annoying habit of the author to let everyone cry everything. As in, 'Bla blah blah,' he cried. Made for a very dramatic sound. Gonna read the next one anyway.(less)
Alright, so the main reason I picked this up was, because the story sounded sweet. The only reincarnation books I've read so far have been Young Adult...moreAlright, so the main reason I picked this up was, because the story sounded sweet. The only reincarnation books I've read so far have been Young Adult and I've learned to avoid those at all cost. This time I thought: hey, why not. Lindsay - our female lead - isn't actually a reincarnation. She's just the vessel of one. That sounded like something enjoyable. My only doubts were, how the romance would play out. That transgression from hey, I only want that soul you carry to okay, so ... I actually do like you better than her. In books like this one the question (at least for me) usually isn't if that's going to happen, but rather when and how.
I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there is insta-attraction between Lindsay and Adrian, but knowing the background - the two-souls-one-body situation - it makes sense and fits into the story. Also, Lindsay questions her attraction to Adrian a lot.
The only thing that really bothered me was Lindsay's selflessness, which was referred to quite a lot. At first her spine made me like her a lot, but towards the end, it got old and I just kept wanting to tell them that, yes, I'd gotten it the first, second and third time around.
The main reason this book gets three stars is the fact that I really enjoyed the concept. It's set in a world where vampires exist, but are a somewhat...moreThe main reason this book gets three stars is the fact that I really enjoyed the concept. It's set in a world where vampires exist, but are a somewhat extinct species. The reason is a vaccine almost every human was treated with in reaction to a pandemic. This vaccine caused a change in the human body and makes their blood toxic to vampires. Now they're slowly starving. We mostly see a little village named Penton, where Aiden is the vampire boss of other vampires and humans that were never vaccinated and willingly feed them. This is pretty original - at least I haven't heard of a vampire book plot like this before -, which nowadays is always great. So, most of my liking the book had to do with the idea. Also, the writing wasn't bad per se.
It could have been even more awesome if not for the fact that I was actually pretty bored after a while. I felt like we get a lot of pretty useless details on what the main character Krys is doing, but on the other hand, interesting stuff is just skipped over. Like that drain-and-fill on Mirren. Am I the only one who would have liked to see that? To me it was pretty obvious what would happen most of the time. Krys going out, thinking 'well, he told me to stay here, but I'll be back before he wakes up anyway' ... I actually rolled my eyes at that. How dull if you actually know that, of course now she's going to get caught by the bad guy. Really, like a bad horror movie.
The other thing that really bothered me was the romance. Frankly, it sucked. Krys gets kidnapped and locked up by Aiden (because she's an unvaccinated doctor and they need one), and she's mad at him for a bit, but then she just isn't anymore. Their relationship was incredibly unbelievable and no fun to read. Aiden was a bit dull, as well (he was described as 'brooding').
I might read the next one, because it'll be about Mirren and I think he could be a more interesting character. But it's no 'need to have right away' book for me.(less)
I don't usually read chick-lit, but made an exception for this one, because I'm a glutton for bad boys and that's what Hunter - our love interest - wa...moreI don't usually read chick-lit, but made an exception for this one, because I'm a glutton for bad boys and that's what Hunter - our love interest - was promised to be. In the end, I shouldn't have bothered.
My main problem with this novel was the randomness of it all. It read like the diary I wrote when I was about ten (You know, all "I got up, and had french toast for breakfast and then I went to school and nothing interesting happened, and I went home and talked to so-and-so and he said this-and-that"). Not very interesting, a lot of telling instead of showing. Mostly, the events in the book were either incredibly dull or incredibly out-of-the-blue and screaming deux-ex-machina.
I think I'll just stay away from this from now on. It's just not my genre.(less)