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Preview — The Unintended by Robin Woods
Don't get me wrong, it does some things right. I like that there wasn't a creepy age difference between the protagonist and her vampire love-interest. I like that she actually tried to learn some things, like how to use a crossbow or throw knives. I like that she at least had to think a little bit during the climax. I like that, at least at the end, her team of protectors do t ...more
I really enjoyed this one and have downloaded the next book already. The characters were likable and the plot dived into some good deviation away from other high-school vampire stuff. For a start, the love interest wasn't at high-school. Always a good move.
There's some differences that stand up well, even though there's something of a Van Helsing element.
Looks like the next book is veering off and there should be a different atmosphere and new characters. I'm looking forw ...more
For those who are already Vampire- ...more
I was drawn to the setting of the story since it takes place near my hometown in Northern California (Campbell, CA) and I was entertained by such declarations as the police department being so well-armed that they had a tank in their arsenal. Following the story from the protagonist’s point of view kept me e ...more
Listen I got this book as a free PDF so I had nothing invested in it from the beginning. But, I have to say even for a paranormal romance this is just dull. I think I finished this book but I can't say if I did because I just started to drift off halfway through this thing. It's tired its been done before and it adds nothing new.
However one thing did bug me, the biblical stuff. I am not saying that including the bible was bad because I have read a biblical paranormal romance and it was so bad it...more
The main character, Ali, was very strong and even though she does make a few dumb mistakes, she instantly realizes them and acknowledges them and tries to learn from them. She also tries her hand at a cross bow after she discovers she's got a vampire (or two) on her tail which I really think is brave of her. She knows that she'll probably lose in a fight against them but she would want to go down trying, which says a lot about her character.
Josh was a good character to me but I ...more
The story of high school junior Aleria Hayes' entry into the world of vampires is bracingly realistic - especially the angst and drama that surrounds the end of the school year. I found myself getting impatient with her (as I do many high schoo ...more
Although I have read several series based on vampires they aren't my favorite subject. I am not the type to believe that there are vampires roaming the earth (although I wish one would find me and fall in love with me *cough* Joshua *cough*), but knowing the coffee shop in which the interactions begin makes this book seem as though it could be real, and keeps me looking over my shoulder at night ;) I have to say I am a fan of Aleria, the protagonist and narrator, and tha ...more
Why I like The Unintended:
1. Characters are grounded in reality. They are well-thought out with real motivations for their a ...more
The Unintended is an excellent novel, particularly for the first of a trilogy. It has all the elements for its demographic (young readers) but as a mature person, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had suspense, historical references (which I enjoy) and set the stage for more ‘happenings’ with the protagonist, Ali, and the ...more
Why I loved this book:
1. While it is a "vampire novel," it doesn't have all of that cheesy crap that makes them so lame. Nobody sparkles, and I can get on boa ...more
Seems like there might be a vaguely interesting Celtic mythology angle that will be explored in the sequels.
But I doubt I'll be reading them. Main character is Mary Sue ish already. And I' ...more
In addition to teaching, Robin Woods has published six highly-rated novels, eight creative writing workbooks, and has multiple projects in the works, including writing for a Hollywood producer.
When Ms. ...more