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If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
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Mar 26, 08

bookshelves: paranormal-romance, vampires, 2008
Read in March, 2008

My god, this book is terrible! I am baffled by all the good reviews.
First of all, I don't think I'd call this a romance novel, because there's no actual romance in it. There's some sex, but there was never any emotional connection between the two main characters. I think on the last page, one of them said "I love you" while tossing the other a weapon or something. Wow.
The rest of the story was gory, gross and disturbing. Rape, torture, decapitation... I'm not afraid of a dark tone, these types of things aren't necessarily horrible in and of themselves, but are handled with zero grace in this novel and are thus just icky.
If the really gross vampire plot and completely unappealing love story don't bother you, the extremely poor writing should turn you off. This book has no redeeming qualities. No likeable characters, no charming or funny scenes, no intriguing mythology... (well, some of the mythology might have been mildly interesting, but not very.)
If you want to read a good vampire romance book, turn to JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Those are worthy of the guilty pleasure title. This book was just terrible.
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Heather I agree this book had an absolutely horrible plot! Soooo stupid... and I couldn't have cared less about any of the characters... whats with her priest brother John... jeez... wont read any others in the series thats for sure...

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