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Book Reviews Part 1: Vampire Fiction (Romance-y)
A Job From Hell
A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends #1) by Jayde Scott
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
I got this for free from the Kindle store. It is a quick read, and there is a lot of action in it. The characters are very full of personality, and I mostly like the way the author has them interact with one another. I gave it so few stars because it just isn't for me I guess. The main character, Amber, is 17 years old, and her love interest got turned at 18. It's a little young for me (and I'm just 24). You would think by the title, or I did anyway, that it's for a more grown up crowd, but it's not. If you're a bit younger, go for it. Another thing that I didn't like was how childish the characters act. There is a lot of back and forth with them antagonizing each other. One of the friends in the group is the daughter of the devil (sounds dumber than it actually is, I promise) and she and one of the vampires are always aggravating each other. It got old really fast! I read it through to the end. I rolled my eyes a few times, but I suppose it's a good family friendly vampire love story (if that makes any sense whatsoever!)
Dead Until Dark
Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I couldn't consider myself a vampire fiction reader if I didn't tell you about the Sookie Stackhouse books. It's not up there with Anne Rice, but with the show on HBO, it's definitely popular. I actually started out with the show. I'm a huge fan. I was reluctant to read the books because I was already watching the shows! I would know what was going on. If that is what's keeping you from reading these books, please go ahead and start with Dead Until Dark. It's completely different from the show. It has the same characters, but they aren't on the same path. Okay, enough with the comparisons. I recommend this book because there is romance, action, and humor. The romance is very grown up, so do not read this if you're looking for something leaning on the family friendly side. This book is not for you! I have continued reading this series, and I won't stop until Ms. Harris stops! I will expand on this review by telling you that so far, the series isn't all that great and I'm not the only one who thinks so. I will keep reading, but the books are going downhill the farther into you get.
Some Girls Bite
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1)
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this series. I love the characters, although I don't always like their actions. Like most vampire fiction novels, this series also has other supernatural characters: witches, werewolves, nymphs, trolls, etc. Sounds weirder than it is! I love the romance side of this story as well as all the action. It's a good mix of everything, and it's another series that I will continue until it's over. The negative I have about this story is Merit, the main character. My only complaint is that she is so awesome. She's a newly turned vampire, yet she's a big deal and everyone respects her. She complains a bit at first, but it gets better later on. She's still easy to relate to though so I got past it. Mallory is my least favorite character by far, and I mean that throughout the entire series, not just in the later books.
More to Come!
Do you have any vampire fiction books that you expected to see on this list? I'm new to the whole genre, so I'd love some more reading material!