Evil is a term thrown around history and literature as if it’s something so easily definable. A concept to fight against.
Evil doesn’t exist.
Neither does ‘good.’
Vampires do, though.
I just happen to be one.
I’ve cruised through the centuries managing to avoid all the wars, supernatural and human, but still going to all the best parties.
I would say I avoided bloodshed, but it’s kind of part of the whole ‘vampire’ thing.
I’ve lived on the fringes of a society that considered cruelty and sadism favorable character traits for almost five hundred years. Now I’m in the middle of a war that might just put my nonbeating heart in a lot of danger.
Battles, I can handle.
The impossible attraction between me and the vampire slayer, not to mention the penetrating gaze of the king of our race, on the other hand?
I might not get out undead.
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth; then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again?
This book was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! If I could give it more than 5 Stars I would. It physically hurts that I have to wait for book two. I am thisclose to going all Kathy Bates alá MISERY on this author because I NEED answers dammit! I’m not above begging…just saying…Where do I begin? Really anything I write here won’t come close to doing this book justice. The writing was PHENOMENAL. The World building EXCEPTIONAL. The character development FANTASTIC. The plot was COMPLEX and FAST PACED.
Isla just may be my FAVORITE heroine in a book TO DATE. I am not exaggerating. She was KICK-ASS and HILARIOUS. Her pop culture references cracked me up. Thorne the slayer…wowza…YUMMY. Isla and his back and forth cracked me up and made me tingly all at the same time. You know who else made me tingly? The f-ing KING of the vampires, that’s who! I’d like to request we get some hot action with him in the next book because as much as I enjoyed Isla and Thorn a small (ok BIG) part of me wanted a little Isla and Emrick action.
On top of those three, we have a multitude of additional interesting and apparently good looking secondary characters. From Demons to Witches, Slayers and Werewolves. All interesting and all with HUGE potential to be developed in additional books.
So I am going to stop fangirling now and just say that this book is REALLY worth your time. It’s long and it’s not overly steamy. And yes it ends in a cliffy that will make you want to track down the author and tie her up until she gives you answers, but do yourself a favor and give this one a go. Two HUGE thumbs (and big toes) from yours truly.
Hi there! I’m a mom and wife by day (and night), aspiring writer (in my dreams), and an avid reader (every day of the week). This is my little corner of the web to post about ALL things books. I live in Copenhagen, but I am a Canadian girl (born and raised) at heart.