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Human by S.M. Carrière
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really liked it

** spoiler alert ** I have to contemplate for a minute how I'm going to write this review...And I'm vague enough that this is not a spoiler, but I'll mark it that way just to be safe...

I find that I'm at a complete loss for words. Mainly that is because I was expecting a certain kind of ending, one that I never received. Then I expected a different ending, which I also didn't receive. Finally at the end, I was filled with some form of rage. Yes. Rage. But my reasons are likely not even close to what people would assume... Also, this is not because I'm angry at the author, I'm really not. I respect her work and I don't believe that *my* happiness, nor any one readers happiness, should sway the direction of their work (I feel as though I horribly butchered what I was trying to say there...) I found myself angry with what was implied by the ending. But don't worry... you should formulate your own thoughts.

Her work is brilliant.

As a vampire fanatic I can say that there are certain things that should be avoided and other things that should be included when looking at a genre that is repeatedly revisited. S.M. Carriere masterfully writes this tale in such a way that you cannot simply put it down. What you are expecting is nowhere near the truth and what she includes from the lore really fits together. The pacing is excellent and the detail is enough to be horrific to the reader. These vampires are brutal. Their enemies are equally so. The character development is built up rather well and I'm very sad at the losses. :'(

The only negative point I could say would be that there was a little bit of sharpness in the ending chapters, almost as though it was hurried...

With all of that said, I can definitively say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I only gave it a four because of that ending... as gripping as it was, as well done as it was, as horrifying as the thought was, I still suffer from some kind of whiplash. In a genre that has been retold many times over centuries, I have to say it's my most favourite vampire book. Truly.

Let this be a lesson. If you are having a hard time with something, push through it because you can end up with a wonderful product. ;)

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Reading Progress

October 2, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 2, 2015 – Shelved
November 19, 2015 – Started Reading
November 19, 2015 –
page 133
November 26, 2015 –
page 164
November 29, 2015 –
page 207
December 3, 2015 – Finished Reading

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