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Blood Canticle by Anne Rice
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Oct 05, 2008

did not like it
read count: Once is all I needed

** spoiler alert ** I was so upset with this book. It's nothing like her other ones, and I get the honest feeling that she just wanted to finish the entire vampire chronicle series, and mayfair witch series by wrapping up all the loose ends together in one book. It definitely shows. First of all, Mona. She's a character I genuinely liked, fierce, independent, intelligent, a little arrogant but wickedly fun, and full of potential. And what did rice do to tie off that end? Made her sick, turned her into a vampire, and threw her into the lovelorn arms of Quinn Blackwood.....okay... Then, there is just too much going on, extra padding, and not enough vampire to even consider this a part of the vampire chronicles. But above all, I'm sick to death of Rowan Mayfair, and it sickens me even more that this woman, who is lackluster, boring, and described as cold and rigid, is the fall of Lestat. He becomes a lovesick idiot in her "thrall". After the first mayfair book, I was already bored with her, she was idealized far too much, descriptions of her only said how tremendous a person she was, but her character never struck me the way others did. I cannot begin to express my disappointment with the way Rice wrote that even LESTAT was unable to fight the pheromones. I really wish i'd never read this book, because i'll carry this with me forever as the official, straight from the authors mind, end to a story that was a part of my childhood, adolesence, and finally, my entrance into adulthood. The only book that tops this in that category
"Worst end to a promising series" is Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn.
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