ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Book Reviews Part 1: Vampire Fiction (Romance-y)

Updated on June 19, 2013

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: 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 (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!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • aparker1988 profile imageAUTHOR

      Amber 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment! Glad I could help someone. What books do you recommend?

    • lovebuglena profile image

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I love vampire fiction books and those that also have a bit of romance in them. Thanks for sharing these books with us. I've certainly not read them and will keep them in mind for my future reads.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)