*I was given this book for free, in exchange for an honest/fair review
I rated this book 3.5 stars
Eyes Like Blue Fire is the first book in a series/tri...more*I was given this book for free, in exchange for an honest/fair review
I rated this book 3.5 stars
Eyes Like Blue Fire is the first book in a series/triology? by Amanda M.Lyons about Vampires, Zombies and a lot of gory stuff that will make you gag!
Eyes Like Blue Fire has many twists and turns for it's reader the biggest one being, it's starts as a paranormal romance book, then suddenly you realise that you are now reading a horror book. I loved that! One of the most refreshing things about this book was that Vampires were presented here as they were in the days of Dracula and the original vampire books, they were not sparkling or brooding mysteriously which was great.
The setting for the book spans from the 17th century to modern Europe. Our main narrator to begin with was Katja remembering a night in her life which the reader can assume was when she turned. She seems to be destined to search the night trying to find a love, thinking that she will never be able to replaced her lover/creator Anton, due to feelings of both love and guilt. This is until she meets the young man Raven, who has also lost someone in his life and now is also living with the guilt of this, although we don't find why out until further in the book. Now that we have met Raven we also have narration from him as well including flashbacks, which since it's only two people is not that confusing YET.
Someone else also has their eye on Raven though and this person is evil! She was one of Anton's creations and her name is Marie. Her main mission in life it seems is to make Ravens family either kill themselves or go crazy and also to kill Katja. We see that she has become power hungry and has too much pride, she wants someone to love her, but she can only love herself. She refuses to create a vampire because no one has ever met her standards, but she does create Zombies, because every evil person needs followers.
Zero is also a follower of Marie, not a horrible mindless Zombie, but a man who she expanded his lifespan and oh yeah killed all of his family, but he has betrayed her and turned his back on her and has decided to help Katja. I loved Zero, i thought he was a great character who was strong and also has that sensitive side. I loved his backstory and i also liked his narration as well.
Many flashbacks are present in this book and i didn't find this to be confusing while there was only one narrator, but as the book goes further on the more narrators there are the harder it is to be able to keep track of all the story lines and also who was actual speaking at the time. Many times i would read a whole section thinking it was one character, but the get confused when it would then turn out to be a different person, leading to many paragraphs being re-read.
I liked the book but i wasn't as submerged as i normally am with a book, i found about 2/3 of the book to be quite slow paced but an amazing story line and the last 1/3 of the book had amazing action scenes and the 'big battle'. I really liked all the unexpected twists and turns. I think my main problems with the book were that it was really hard to keep track who was narrating and also spelling errors. I think with a great editor though this series can turn out to be amazing!(less)
I think all that i have to say is DAYUMM! What a brilliant ending to the series I had to invest in some tissues because all i could do was cry! I love...moreI think all that i have to say is DAYUMM! What a brilliant ending to the series I had to invest in some tissues because all i could do was cry! I loved the twist at the end! In fact i loved the whole book, this book (including the epilogue) made me aww and cry till the very last page! Lauren Kate you did a fantastic job with this series, although i am gutted it is over!!!!(less)