Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a half human half vampire that is train to protect the full blooded vamps, the Moroi. Lissa is the only remaining member o...moreRose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a half human half vampire that is train to protect the full blooded vamps, the Moroi. Lissa is the only remaining member of her royal family line, which makes her a princess, and even more vulnerable, who is also Rose's best friend. Rose has swore to protect Lissa at all costs, which is the reason why they have been on the run from their boarding school for the past two years. But luck isn't on their side anymore, and they are being forced to go back to the one place Rose is certain Lissa isn't safe.
One of the things I love about this book is Ms. Mead just jumps into the story with little world building. It's just explained as it goes. It's the same with why Rose and Lissa had left the school and what was exactly going on. Yes it's almost frustrating you want to know what had happened. But I love guessing as the story goes. Now if you haven't read the series yet, I know what you are thinking, not another Twilight. I remember after reading Twilight, and way before even hearing about this, seeing the books in the bookstore (this is also before I really got into the paranormal genre) rolling my eyes and thinking it's a copy off of Twilight. You couldn't be more wrong. The vampires is a whole new category, and honestly I forget that they are vampires half the time.
Rose and Lissa's friendship is one of the best I've read. It takes real love and loyalty to put someone else needs above your own. To give up everything to protect them. It's just not one sided either. We get to see how Lissa will do anything to protect Rose's reputation. They each look out for each other and do what they believe is best for the other. They are truly sisters at heart, each other family.
What is an YA book without a lead guy that is drool worthy? This book is no exception. Dimitri, who is described as a god. One of the kickass Guardians around. He just so happens have to mentor Rose considering she is way behind in her training. We see a sort of a friendship develop between the two of them. It's not long before Rose realizes that she's crushing on her mentor, not to mention he's seven years older than her.
But through all the high school and romance drama, there's a danger lurking around. The same danger that caused them to go on the run, but this time there's no running away this time.
This book has it all; friendship, humor, love, danger, forbidden. Although the core of the book is Rose and Lissa's friendship, the connection between Rose and Dimitri can not be ignored. You will laugh, cry, and even scream. Not to mention such an addicting book. Even after re reading so many times and knowing what will happen I still can't put this book down. If you haven't checked out this series then do it ASAP. (less)
Honestly I pretty much hated this book, really this trilogy. It should of been a hint not to read them when I had to force myself to read Nightfall wh...moreHonestly I pretty much hated this book, really this trilogy. It should of been a hint not to read them when I had to force myself to read Nightfall when it came out. The characters were OOC pretty much. She should of just left the series alone ending with Dark Reunion. IMO it doesn't make sense to continue a series after what 15+ years.
I had expected Damon to be human much longer than he actually was. This whole trilogy was just too weird. This was suppose to be the end of this trilogy but the ending well it seemed like there should be another book. (less)
Even though I only read this book for one story I enjoyed most of the book.
"Turn Up the Heat" by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A short story from her BAD Agency se...moreEven though I only read this book for one story I enjoyed most of the book.
"Turn Up the Heat" by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A short story from her BAD Agency series. I was actually surprised that it's not a paranormal series. It's been at least a good year probably two since I have read anything that wasn't paranormal. I do have to say I absolutely loved the story. It reminded me of the genre that I originally fell in love with. There is a very good chance I might even check out the rest of the series. I would give this individual story 5 stars.
"Hunter's Oath" by Jaid Black
Honestly I'm not sure what to make of this story. Not a paranormal story but perhaps a fantasy. I'm not sure what genre it would fall in. Most of the story was set in a Viking underworld. Where to keep them from dying they kidnap women from above and being married off to the Viking men and making it so they could never leave. I was very into it at first. But then at the end, the leading lady whom all she wants to do is escape tries to run, her husband catches her and have a talk about her finding her happiness. Then there was the epilogue where she's happily in love with him and having his child. I know it's a short story but I feel like there is a big chunk of the story missing. I rather have another chapter of her actually falling in love with her husband and finding happiness in a world she was forced in, then leaving it to our imagination. I give this story 3 stars and this story is the reason why I didn't give the book a 5 star rating.
"The Warlord Wants Forever" by Kresley Cole
The reason why I wanted to read this book was this story. I recently read the first full length book in her Immortals After Dark and then realized that there was a prequel. I do have to say I love how the story is the same time frame as the first book. I found that usually short stories are "rushed" and there could be a lot more to the story, but not this one. I felt it was very complete. I find myself fascinated with the Valkyrie and want to know more about them and can't wait to read more of the series. Out of the three stories in the book this is the longest and the best one. 5 stars all the way. (less)