Book One of The Endangered Series introduces Lori, a newly turned vampire who's been pulled into the middle of a war against werewolves who are infecting humans and threatening to take out the last of their kind in the process.
S&D Pharmaceuticals is developing a new vaccine with sinister side effects. A viral outbreak has the humans begging for a cure and Striden, the CEO of S&D, offers a remedy that promises to cure the virus, but is engineered to turn its unsuspecting patients into werewolves.
The werewolves are opposed by an allegiance of vampires who, while initially out for revenge, stumble onto the wolves' plans for mass infestation. Among the vampires is an ambitious rebel named Catch and his newly turned protégé, Lori. Catch brings this treacherous world to Lori's doorstep and turns both their worlds upside-down in the process. Secrets are exposed, allegiances are formed, and blood is spilled as they do everything in their power to preserve both their own kind and their food supply.
Strong debut, complex plot, once it gets going it's hard to put down! I'm being generous with 5 starts because I cannot believe this is the author's first book, but even honestly I'd still give it a 4. This book ends stronger than it starts and I really enjoyed the main character's (Lori's) struggle to adapt to her new world amidst a war. Though she seemed to have a bit of a violent streak as a human, so it may not have been much of a transition haha. The first half of the book focuses on character development, back story, and introducing readers (through the eyes of Lori) to the paranormal world. The second half is very much rooted in old school detective fiction with a lil conspiracy theory mixed in. I had some trouble keeping track of which vampires were allies and which were working with the wolves (there's a weapons-for-blood exchange going on that sends the main group of vampires on a bit of a wild goose chase.) Overall, fun read and I look forward to reading the author's other work.
This novel explores a world in which vampires and werewolves are at war with each other, unbeknownst to the human population who remain ignorant of the supernatural. We are introduced to Lori, a college student, who is "recruited" to the vampire cause. The novel follows her journey as she adjusts to her new life and learns about her new abilities as a vampire. As the novel progresses, Lori and her fellow vampires uncover a werewolf conspiracy to take over the world. It is up to them to stop the werewolves and save humanity.
This novel is well-paced and kept my interest. Every time I had to put the book down I found myself wondering what was in store for Lori and her crew, but most of all how the story would resolve itself.
Without spoiling the ending, let me say that you will not be disappointed. The action sequences are thrilling and well-thought out. S.L. Eaves created an interesting new world and while the loose ends in this novel were tied up neatly, the epilogue leaves me wondering if there will be a sequel - I hope so.
Very inventive plot, with characters you really come to care about, in spite of them being vampires. This is not my usual genre of book, and yet I found the details of the vampire and werewolf worlds fascinating. The author raises moral issues which give the book substance--the age old dilemmas of whether killing is ever justified, and are the ones who kill for a good cause or to protect the innocent on higher moral ground than those who kill for the wrong reasons. The protagonist is a very complex female (yes!) character who, as a vampire, has to wrestle with these issues and with her aggressive, violence-prone tendencies, in making the decisions of when it is appropriate to act on those feelings. Given what the author tells us about her human background, we feel empathy, or at least have some understanding of her actions, even when she doesn't make the right choice. I could not put the book down and will be anxiously awaiting the sequel (and movie!).
Fun, gripping read! It's more of a crime fiction story than what you'd typically expect from a vampires v. werewolves fantasy. In fact I was surprised the lengths taken to avoid some of the cliches (no spoilers here but none of the characters are safe). It is a bloodbath; not very gory, but there's no shortage of violence and action. Under the veil of this paranormal world, the story takes on theme of corporate corruption and I'm thinking twice about getting a flu shot this year haha.
Wow!!! Loved it!!!! This war between the werewolves and the vampires....
We see Lori really struggle with being turned a vampire, she was happy with her life and didn't want to leave it behind, she didn't want to be part of this world, she has these feelings for Catch and feels this pull towards him. Now she is thrown into this war and must learn how to fight. I liked that she didn't except this new life with Catch, she mourned her old life and when she finally gets some answer on why she was turned she finally starts to except this new life and she is smart , really brave and can kick butt.
Then there is Catch, he is new to the whole maker issue and caring for someone is hard for him. He doesn't show a lot of emotion, Lori brings that out him, makes him feel. He loves being a vampire and didn't understand why it was so hard for Lori to move on, but you see him protect her, especially in the beginning he was worried about letting her out on missions and her going out without him and they make a good team.
There was a lot of action!!! It did remind me of the Underworld which I loved. We get some great characters too, Crina, Quinn and Trent to name a few. So much is going on with trying to stop the werewolves and secrets coming out.
Okay so here is where I had a issue and I mean a BIG ISSUE!!! Why Catch? I couldn't believe what I was reading,
I re read that scene a couple of times just to make sure.
I couldn't believe it, I was lost and devastated as Lori. That's how war is I guess but why?. I really liked Lori that she mourned here and then after she kicked butt and she got her revenge. Great read!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to read your book and to be part of this blog
Vampires & Werewolves ... No Sparkles Allowed!, September 18, 2014
The Endangered was fast paced, & hard to put down. Eaves does not hold back when thrusting us into the brutal world of vampires & werewolves where there aren't any glittery escapes. We see the much harsher side of their world yet we still get a glimmer of love peeking in.
We start out on the sidelines of college student life, but are quickly brought face to face with those who lurk in the shadows. Unraveling the mystery of the past leads us on an adventure as we travel the world battling all the while finding the truth is not always black & white. These characters were not bland, & definitely held my attention. The action is well portrayed in the cover art, these are vicious creatures out for blood after all. And...Happy endings are not on the menu.
There were a few things that made me pause momentarily. Examples: the chapters come from different characters point of views without any advance notice or hint of who it is. This confused me momentarily while I had to read a bit ahead to determine which character we are now channeling. There are also a few times that we sort of skip from one place to another, but things were explained afterward. Eaves developed this huge conspiracy which she managed with stealth, & left me in complete shock. I look forward to reading more by this author! http://jenisbookshelf.blogspot.com/20...
I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced, action packed and has great characters.
As the story unfolds Catch, who is a vampire is sent to turn Lori a college student. The reason is because she can see things before they happen or so she is told. She doesn't know this about her self. She also has a brain tumor and will die soon but she doesn't know this about herself either. Adrian who is one of the oldest vampires a pureblood has sent Catch to enlist her for their fight against the werewolves.
A long time ago a second generation vampire named Marcus turned Catch, the werewolves and vampires were at war. The werewolves had killed almost all the vampires in what they called the firestorm.
Now present day the werewolves are producing a flue vaccine that will turn millions of humans into werewolves. The vampires that are left are going to war to stop this.
There are many great characters to get to know and many exciting battles to draw you in. Please read, you won't be disappointed.
I got an ARC copy of this for an honest review. I am sorry this is going to be short I kind of Got electrocuted.a.little.teensy weensy bit. Hurta my hand and the comp is not.working so this review will be short since my phone.ia.encountering problems too. This story about a war between the vampires and.werewolves. Werewolves being the bad and vampires being good. Vampires have Purebloods. The oldest of the vampires. A situation rises in which the humans are tageted using a virus to change them unknowingly to werewolves. Vampire are involved. A human, Lori gets turned to a vampire in the orders of an elder. So that sshe can be used to won this war. A romance rises between Lori and the vampire who turned her. Friendship forms. She becomes a warrior. A wonderful abd different. The beginning was confusing. After Lori was turned I started understanding slowly what was hapening. The end was hair gripping. But it finished with a lot of questions still unanswered for. Curiosity is still there. I would read the second book of this if there is one.
S.L. Eaves' debut novel is an exhilarating ride from beginning to end. The reader is instantly thrown into a seat gripping scene, which makes the reader want to know how these characters arrived there. The intensity does not wane as the story unfolds. The reader quickly learns of a war between the vampires and werewolves which has been raging for some time. The main character, Lori, is a college aged girl, who has been chosen to be turned into a vampire, because they believe she has a special ability. Lori is a strong female character and makes one kick- butt vampire. I found myself completely engrossed in this fictional world. My one criticism may be that the ending leads to more questions than answers. I felt that there were no solid conclusions and therefore, I did not feel completely satisfied and expected that the story needed to go on further. However, this urban fantasy novel would translate very well into a movie. All and all, this was a fun and entertaining book and I look forward to reading more from this emerging author.
I really did enjoy this book, it's reminiscent of Underworld Awakenings, and the war, yes that is a good thing!
In a world where humans still do not know that vampires and werewolves exist (along with other things that go bump in the night) other than in books and movies. Lori is a human who is turned onto the word of a pure blood vampire. He senses that she could help turn the tide in the war with the wolves. A romance blossoms between Catch and Lori as he teaches her about her new life and the raging war. A war were the vampires are the good guys! They are trying to save not only themselves, yet the human race. Under the guise of a flu vaccine the wolfs have made a virus that will in fact turn many into werewolves, by the thousands! Again it's the age old thing about greed, revenge and a lust for power to rule. Very well done, enjoyed the book and the ending left it open for another book, one that I hope is coming! I would love to read it!
Way back in September I participated in a blog tour for the release of S. L. Eaves' book, The Endangered. Part of the material provided to those of us hosting the tour was an Advance Review Copy of the book. I started reading it right away but then life got away from me and I didn't finish it until Christmas. All of which means that this review is four months later than planned. (Warning: There may be Spoilers ahead.)
The story itself is excellent. It's not your typical Vampires vs Werewolves story. Instead it reads more like a female Jason Bourne vampire thriller in which the bad guys just happen to be werewolves. That means it is light years away from what I was expecting when I started reading.
The female lead is well rounded and the book doesn't just gloss over her life prior to being turned. She has feelings and a bit of a chip on her shoulder before hand and that chip seems to get slightly enlarged by being brought across. She's also ill, though she doesn't know it until later, which leads to my favorite passage in the whole book. She goes into a church and has a monolouge at God about predestination and vampiric evil.
As I mentioned above, the copy that I read was an ARC and as such I am going to assume that the jarring tense changes and typos (all the werewolves apparently have fury bodies rather than furry ones) were fixed before it was released. If so I give The Endangered four stars out of five. If not then it drops to three stars.
So to quickly recap, S. L. Eaves delivers a wonderfully thrilling tale of intrigue between vampires and werewolves that is well worth your time.
Original take on a familiar genre. So this werewolf is pissed b/c decades ago a vampire (or group of?) tried to kill him (and they think they succeeded) so he sets fire to a covenant where hundreds reside and the few that remain devote their existence to getting revenge. The main villain, this werewolf that started the whole thing, grows up and emerges as a wealthy business owner. He and his brother now run a pharma company that's a front for crazy experiments they're doing in an attempt to find a way to turn human population into wolves more effectively than just by going around biting people. It's a cool idea. The vampires are so busy trying to keep the current wolf population under control that they don't have a clue what's going on at the pharma company until much later. The main vampire duo has a lot of charisma and their relationship drives the story forward, but don't expect a lot of romance. They are linked by blood so they are in eachother's heads, but it's not a love story. This book is not heavy on fantasy or PNR, more geared towards action and crime fiction fans. It has a little something for everyone. I highly recommend checking it out!
Would you put Dracula in charge of the blood bank?
Because that is what S.L.Eaves has done and rather brilliantly too. In a world where werewolves are plotting for domination, the vampires, quite practically plan to stop them. After all when humans become an endangered species, what will the vampires eat? It clearly needs to stop before the vampires are endangered themselves.
Enter Lori, an unturned human who stumbles on the simmering dark under world and is recruited to the vampire cause. This is not a story where the human becomes immortal and everything falls into place, however, there are dark times ahead. Catch, is new to 'sire-hood' and adds another layer of tension.
This is a taut, pacey and gritty gothic tale with plenty of car chases, fights and dark turning points to keep any fan of the genre interested. Overall this is a fun dark fantasy and an enjoyable action adventure. Four very well deserved stars. I highly recommend this for vampire aficionados and dark fantasy fans everywhere.
First time author Eaves, hits the ground running in this exciting and clever novel. The fight scenes immerse you in the action as you leap and thrust your sword with Lori and Deacon. The idea of converting mortals to werewolves thru a vaccine is not only clever but makes you pause when getting that next needle. I anxiously await Eaves' next novel to see what adventures await us.
From the kick-ass cover to the unique story line, The Endangered really does have it all! Main character Lori and the trials and tribulations she faced were easy to relate to. Between the action, romance, and suspense, I couldn't put this one down. Definitely a must read!
Thank you to Whitney at Zharmae Publishing Press for gifting me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Okay so I don't mean to but I was unconsciously comparing this book to Twilight as I was reading it and afterwards when I was putting this review together. I think that's just going to be how it's going to be for every book containing vampires and werewolves in general now. Bleh. I found it interesting that in Twilight, the werewolves were the protectors of the humans while in The Endangered, it was the other way around. The vampires are protecting the human race while the werewolves try to rule them. It was nice to see a change in roles.
One thing that bothered me quite a lot actually is how Lori's change is documented. It seems very disjointed with Catch explaining what they are and then all of a sudden, Lori just accepts it and moves to London. I would have thought she would have had a harder time accepting that the supernatural is real and all. Catch basically dumped almost everything on her right away and that was that. It was all very anticlimactic if you ask me. Sort of going along with that, the ending seemed kind of anticlimactic as well. I realize it was a big deal and all but I just couldn't jump on the train - it left me in the dust. As the book neared it's end, everything seemed to be on fast-forward and the author almost seemed to get tired of writing with the kind of detail that they did in the beginning.
I really loved getting to know all the different main characters although I wish Marcus would have had more page time (I was about to say screen time *facepalm*). He was such an intriguing character for me almost like Magnus in the Mortal Instruments series.
I actually really loved the whole company thing and Adrian's research that left puzzle pieces. It was such a different approach to take when you think about a supernatural race trying to rule the world.
The Final Verdict: While this book seemed to get more and more disjointed as it went on and the vagueness of certain events, I really liked the change of pace with the roles of the vampires and werewolves. The company idea was also very nice. 3 stars
Quotes: "My eyesight had been vastly improved. I'd tossed my contact lenses. I have to admit there are some perks to vampirism."
"The summer night is masked by a brisk autumn breeze. We are heavily equipped with all the James Bond gadgets we could muster. And a few weapons. Just in case."
"'Hey Marcus, got a present for you.' The vamp lands at Marcus's feet with a thump. 'She's back and she's bearing gifts,' laughs Xan."
"Dade and I are on his heels, watching the bystanders, looking for anything abnormal and trying not to raise many eyebrows in the process. Which is damn near impossible given that we look like a team of Navy Seals."
"'Just because we are fighting something evil doesn't make us good. All I'm sayin'.'"
I'm not normally big on the vampire/werewolf genre, but; someone suggested this book to me to check out & extremely glad they did!! Interesting plot, well paced character development & the story moves at a very nice flow throughout. Book is written very well & the author creates extremely vivid pictures throughout her strong use of description in her writing. She has a definite future in writing & looking fwd to the next book....Also, just heard a rumor that the sequel to this is coming out in the next 4 to 6 months, extremely stoked...cant wait! Would recommend this to any fan of the horror/fantasy genre!!!
The Endangered (The Endangered Series Book 1) by S L Eaves for me is a five star read
This book is an extremely interesting and imaginative read. I particularly loved the style of the book and it made sure to grab me from the very beginning and hold my attention to the very end.
It's an extremely fast paced book with full of adventure. The characters were very inventive and they make sure to engage you from the start.
First time reading any of this authors work and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a well thought out and interesting story. I found myself looking forward in anticipation to the next scene. The story flowed very well and at the end I wanted more. There are many twists and turns. I did not want to put it down
This book can be enjoyed time and time again.I highly recommend it and I cannot wait to read more from this author.
Will definitely recommend to all friends and family
If Twilight and Throne of Glass had a baby, this would definitely be it.
To my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The synopsis left me intrigued, but confused as well, so I didn't know what to expect from the story. Not saying that I didn't think this book had any potential, I'm usually a little weary when reading about "supernatural" beings anyway, but I knew if the story was anything like it's cover, then it was going to be pretty bad ass. Saying that it was is an understatement. I decided to do things a bit differently with this review. I'm going to share the minor things I disliked about the story, then move on to the things that had me jumping for joy. You know, like the "saving the best for last" type of deal. So let's begin shall we?
The Endangered follows our main protagonist Lori Black, a 22 year old NYU student. In the beginning Lori is just an ordinary girl. She smokes her cigs, studies for her exams, and even bar hops with her tight knit group of friends after a long stressful day at school. She's a normal college student. That is, until Catch comes along. (Yes everyone his name is Catch. Interesting right?) Sent on a mission to spy on Lori, Catch follows her inconspicuously of course for a couple of days, until an evening at a nightclub brings them together. She's drawn to this stranger for some reason and decides to spark conversation. One conversation and what felt like a 10 second kiss, is what changed her life forever.
Now here is where we run into a few problems. If you've been reading my posts here on fANGIRLconfessions or follow me via twitter, then you know how much I despise Insta Love. Yes Insta Love, the annoying thing that seems to be in 90% of our favorite YA novels. You know the situation. Girl meets boy, or boy meets girl. Then two days later they're suddenly in love and confessing their feelings for each other. That literally makes me cringe. So when I seen this happening in The Endangered, I wanted to instantly put the book down. However, other aspects of the story kept me from doing so. We'll get to that a little later. Their relationship, I guess I can call it that, happened so fast. I mean the Roadrunner from Looney Tunes kind of fast.
" And thus is our dance. The continuous bantering of a love, hate, can't live with-can't live without you relationship. We are inseparable, and very possibly, insufferable."
Uh yea, kill me now. To the story's defense, I will say that the relationship wasn't overbearing or overdone. They didn't tongue each other down during weird, stressful situations. (cough , Juliette, cough Adam.) They were so busy kicking ass, that I don't even recall them actually saying the words "I love you" or being too mushy with one another. It was the perfect balance that a #teamnoinstalove member needed.
So we left off with Lori being "turned" into a vampire, that night at the club. The next day she wakes up in a bed that doesn't belong to her, a room she doesn't recognize, and a guy she knows she remembers but can't but her finger on where she knows him from. I would be freaking out, wouldn't you? But not Lori here. One of the biggest problems I had with this story, was that Lori lacked emotion. When Catch told her what she was and why, she literally had no reaction. Nothing. Nada. I was screaming for her to be scared, nervous, frantic, angry, something! Like how can someone be so cool about this? She does cry about the situation, but it was so late, that it felt like it was inserted as an afterthought.
Judging from the synopsis, I knew there would be alot going on in this book. Vampires vs werewolves, chemicals, vaccines, I mean there was a little bit of everything. Which wasn't the issue exactly. Like I stated before with the relationship between Catch and Lori, things just went too fast. The plot moved super quick, which left me a bit confused in some chapters. One minute this was happening, the next paragraph something else was coming up. I just wanted the book to slowwwwww it dowwwn a notch. Or two. Make that three.
With so much information being thrown at you, (trust me there's a huge backstory) with a steady plot, I would have better been able to keep up with some important points of the story. Everything was a bit scattered, like if you were to throw pieces of paper out the window of a moving car. I felt like the person who was left to clean up those papers. Picking up pieces of information from the story here, then having to back track because I found another piece of information way back yonder. Then finally, moving forward to collect more information that was strewn about along the way. It was oh so much. Thank goodness I received all the answers I needed towards the ending.
Now what's so clever about this story, which makes me think I need to raise my rating, is the fact that for all my dislikes, there's an upside to all of them. Let me explain.
1. Catch and Lori's relationship may have happened to quickly for my liking, but it wasn't something that was a deal breaker. (I usually put down books that display any form of Insta Love.) They weren't always kissing, hugging, and humping (there aren't even any sex scenes in this book) which worked for me, and the nature of the story. No time for loving when you have werewolves to kill! lol.
2. Even though Lori's lack of emotion hindered me from connecting with her as a character, and made scenes where you needed that raw emotion, that intensity, a bit "lackluster", it still worked for her character. I mean, she was a vampire at the end of the day. I'd rather have a fierce vampire protagonist than one that's always whining or crying about nothing. No shade, no, no shade I swear. lol.
3. The plot moved faster than the speed of light, but again it worked! The story didn't really drag, which made for a fun quick read.
My favorite, favorite, FAVORITE thing about this book? The fighting scenes! Oh my goodness, this story is so freaking action packed it's insane. There's so much "bow, boom, bang, chop" going on that I literally felt like I was watching an episode of Dragon Ball Z. Or better yet, playing a game of Mortal Kombat. Yup, I'll go with that. If you don't like gore and have a weak stomach, then put this book down and walk away very, very slowly.
" I slip the blade free and bring it up as the wolf leaps atop me. His teeth sink into my shoulder, but it is the opposite arm that holds the knife. I slice into his torso and force the silver blade up-ward. Bowels spill onto the pavement. I get a lapful of intestines. He releases his bite and howls. I slam both hands into the handle driving the blade under the chest cavity and through his vulnerable little organ."
Now this is what I wanted from Celaena in Throne of Glass!
I could go on and on about this book and how much I enjoyed it. Even with the little flaws, nothing hindered my reading experience from being as pleasurable as it was. If your in the mood for some action, I most certainly recommend this!
Let's face it, vampire stories are a dime-a-dozen. This is different though, it has vampires AND werewolves (my favourite creatures of the evil variety). Okay -I know. That's not really different either. Kate Beckinsale in her black, skintight jammies (queue Homer Simpson drool sound effect) squeezed the life out of that genre with the Underworld juggernaut. And of course that ridiculously fluffy Twilight series. I guess this book is more of an Action Thriller that just happens to have Vs and Ws as its characters. While this novel is character-driven, it's action scenes take centre stage. A bit of romance worms its way in there too. You'll find the pages are just flying by, and you're late for work...again. Or your husband/wife/partner is giving you the stink-eye 'cos it's 2.00 a.m. and you've still got the reading light on.
What I didn't like were the huge numbers of typos and grammos (I invented that word) that started appearing around chapter 4. They became quite distracting. If care isn't taken with the editing, it means care wasn't taken crafting the story either. In all, I counted 25 errors and I usually give up on a book after 10 or so. Poor work, especially from someone who has a degree in writing.
This book is okay if you like a bit of action and no deep thinking required, and you don't mind a few plot holes.
The vampires and werewolves are at war; i.e., Underworld without the awesome graphics. Our protagonist Lori is a college student recruited by the vampires to aid them in the war. Her mentor Catch is a formidable warrior and introduces Lori to the pros and cons of vampiric life. Catch is unfamiliar with the responsibilities of a mentor but in the process becomes close to Lori in a budding relationship. The werewolves have an ulterior motive concealed within the pangs of war. S&D Pharmaceuticals, run by an alpha werewolf, is working on a vaccine to combat a viral outbreak currently spreading throughout the country. Unknown to the human population, the vaccine will turn recipients into werewolves. The vampires, of course, want no part of this madness for a couple of reasons; one, the balance of war, and two eliminating their food supply. The story chronicles Lori’s indoctrination into the vampire life, her acceptance of this life being forced upon her, and the war she finds herself embroiled in. Lori is a strong character, although her “conversion” is a bit bumpy, she adopts quickly. “Endangered” is a good start to an interesting series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This book is an extremely interesting and imaginative book. Totally different to anything I’ve read before. I liked the style of the book and it grabbed me from the very beginning, and right up till the end.
It's an extremely fast paced book with full of adventure. The characters were very well written and they held your attention from the start.
This was the first time I have read any of the authors work and I really enjoyed it. The story flowed very well and I didn’t want it to end. There were many twists and turns.
So ..... vampires and werewolves are at war with each other, (humans aren’t aware of them as of yet) and werewolves are plotting for domination, the vampires plan to stop them. If they don’t, then their meals (the humans) will disappear, and that’s the end of the vampire race.
Humans are being turned into werewolves, (a virus is spreading through the human population) and beg a huge pharmaceutical company to cure them, but the cure doesn’t work.
Lori use to be a human, but was “turned” by Catch. Lori is reluctantly “recruited" to the vampire cause. If she doesn’t help, she won’t last long without blood, and nor will her new family. Catch is an unusual character (he’s never turned anyone, so it was nice to see how he grew as he taught Lori) Her vampire “family” are a great addition to the story, and you can’t help but hope they win against their enemies the werewolves.
The author had such a way with words, you could see yourself in The Covenant, or the many sword fights (I had myself ducking a few times😉) the world of vampires and werewolves according to author was a very fascinating world.
If you have a thing for vampires, or if you love a good action book. Then “The Endangered” is for you.
I received this book in exchange for a review. This book was really good and kept me interested all the way through it! If you like stories about vampires or werewolves, you'll like this book. It was fast-paced and full of action, but still easy to understand. Overall, I highly recommend this book. I did notice, however, that it was riddled with spelling and grammar errors and areas where the text constantly switched between past and present tense, such as using the present tense "begins" in one area, and only a sentence later, using the past tense while talking about the same event. Spelling and grammar errors included things like the use of that instead of the. I was able to deal with these issues, and unless you're less familiar with English or these types of things really bother you, the story is still easy to understand and entertaining.
This is a fantastic read. The Narrator does a fantastic job. If your a lover of the Supernatural this is definitely a must read. There are twists and turns that have you on the edge of your seat. I definitely recommend. Shauna Joesten
Rating 3.5 Underworld - Rewritten The story is engaging enough but this could have been much better if there were: Fewer head hops, and time jumps. Also the story could have began much later, somewhere around the one year mark of Lori's turning. The invisible in the mirror trick could have been done differently, like mirrors reflecting the true form of the vampires rather than their human disguises. The plot is complex but the story focuses more on the Protagonist's mindset. And in my opinion, on the author's choice to cut right before the characters engage in sex is a drawback. Even Underworld - part two had a scene where Selene and Micheal get it on. Given all the heavy physical violence this book has, a little love would have been a refreshing distraction. (It even has the protagonist engaging in a threesome, off page of course) And lots of predictable elements, the chief of which is an important mystery which is treated with apathy by almost all the characters. The blurb is misleading.
The things I loved were : The protagonist Lori. She's more dimensions than Selene or Bella. Fast pace, even if at times it was a little confusing. I loved the question - that in a world where there's no more enemy to fight, what's to stop them (Vampires) doing the very thing they fought for?
It would have made a great movie had it been published before the underworld series. Still...