Cora Shaw discovers that the cure for her terminal illness comes at a terrible price: She is now eternally bound to an immortal vampire, her mind and body forever subject to his will.
All she ever wanted was to be rid of her cancer. But how can Cora break free from Dorian Thorne when everything in her wants to give herself to him and when...more
When the MC first finds out she is bound, she acts like a spoiled brat more than anything. But thankfully she somewhat ...more
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Cora is a college senior, same as any, with hopes and dreams for a bright future: grad school, career, husband, kids. Only that is all threatened when she is diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia and her last chance treatment does not work. She is armed with two choices thanks to her oncologist: a referral to hospice or an ominous business card for a last ditch non-medically sanctioned chance. Of course she calls the number on ...more
Well I'm desappointed a lot by this one.
The story goes on.
Cora has been cure. The "treatment" had worked and she is alive.
But she has been changed in something else.
And she is pissed!!!
And it is here I am confused.
Cora is for me a spoiled child, ungrateful to have been able to surived and to be cured.
She was sick since a year and maybe more (it is not clear, or reveal) She has been given 5 or less months to live.
The 'treatment' brought by Thorne has he said had 1 chance per 100 to ...more
This is the second book and it picks up right where the first one left off. However, like the first one this one too leaves off on a cliffhanger. A much larger cliffhanger. Goodness gracious I hate those!
The storyline still holds the same intrigue the first one did, but it also holds a lot more. Cora learns the extent of her ‘treatment’ and the exact odds she had been against surviving it. Let’s just say, alive or not, ...more
Lets talk about this amazingly creative series. Got To Love IT!! Cora woke from being cured by Dorian Thorne. She knows what he is and trying to ...more
Cora has been turned to a "super human" Now she is battling herself, how she feels and his power over her as she sees it. All over Christmas break at the university. I find the details in this story to be possible. Ms Black brings to the story a real life possibility of vampires who ...more
The one thing that does irritate me is Cora's constant whining. I mean she is 22 years old and acts like she is 15 sometimes. I know she suffered from leukemia, but really, do you have no be such a brat. And why is it that these female characters in distress must be virgins? Not to say they don't exist, ...more
Cora has now survived and on the way to recovery but is finding it hard to come to terms with how she has to life now. Dorian Thorne is sharing how Cora's life will be now that she is cured. But all Cora wants is to get back to her old life.
This second book shows more emotional feelings of Cora and Dorian and their interaction is more profound in this book then the first. The story and ...more
This series is skillfully written, intriguing, mysterious, and had me captivated from the very beginning. Gripping from the start, it has a good mix of tension, regret, anger, fear, drama, angst, unadulterated lust, swoon worthy moments, and a great plot. The only thing missing is the love and HEA, ...more
It was marginally better than book 1, but still, there was no romance, no progression of an actual relationship. This series has great potential, because the writing is great and I like the author's style. I even like that Cora keeps refusing to accept her situation, but it gets a little incredulous at times. I just want to shake her and scream how lucky she is to be alive.
We get a little more Thorne, which is niiiiice. Cora is cancer-free, but not necessarily adapting well to her new bond with Thorne.
I'm really excited to see what happens as the series continues. There's a new threat to Cora, and we can't forget about Geoff. He wasn't in BLOOD BORN, but I've been told we can expect him in book 5.
Great job, Black!
The principal character became bogged down with repetition that was truly annoying. The intimacy of the sexual content precludes the novel from being YA, or indeed NA, which leaves the reader with an unbearably immature character.
Having said all this the novel is still holding my interest, although it's teetering precariously close to the edge.
Regardless, the story is picking up a bit but the pacing overall is a little off for me. I can't put my finger on it. Things are progressing really fast, and a part of me is ok with that, but the story is moving at such a break neck speed I hardly feel like I'm getting time to know the characters. Hopefully this little glitch will improve.
Even better than the first book!!!
These books are VERY addictive - I finished book 2 in a day! there is a perfect balance of romance, mystery, and suspense. I can't wait for May 20th, I want to know what happens! Hopefully this amazing series becomes a movie, it could very well be the next best thing :)
In the continuation of the first book Blood Born shows us how Dorian and Cora is Doing.
Two strangers fighting against all odds to and against a relationship.
Djinn's ,vampires and humans all in tis book make up a fantastic story that keeps you well hooked in its pages.
An amazing continuation of the series.
Definately better than the first one. More about characters and I am quite digging Dorian Thorne, well he is only interesting character here. Some ideas about vampires were interesting, the ending was enjoyable. I really want to know more about this world, vampires and so on, even I didn't like Cora and her choices or some annoying and predictable clichés...
I love Cora's struggle to understand and accept what is happening to her, but there is more for her. She is struggling with her attraction toward Dorian. The sex scens were, hot steamy, well written, i like it a lot!
Cant wait to read the next one. I loved this book , but it should be longer, just when i dip in, is all over....
I most often compare my work to Twilight meets 50 Shades (my vampires in Cora's Choice are more dark and angsty, and the S/M elements grow more and more pronounced as the series progresses), but the names that readers most often mention are Anne ...more