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Parasites and Lovers, It Sucks To Be In Love - Book Review Yvonne Anthony

Updated on April 21, 2012

When I started this book, I had high hopes from the summary that I read. Unfortunately, when I dove into reading, one night, I was highly disappointed.

The writing is simple. The storyline is in first person. The words are novice.

After a few chapters, I finally got into the book when I found the chapter where Jemma found a body in the cellar, after she had woken up twice with writing on her headboard.

Would I recommend the book? Would I read it again? Yes and Yes. Yvonne Anthony did a lot with the characters, setting, and overall plots of the story, that made me want to keep reading. She definitely created a difference in lovemaking between adolescence and adults. Anthony created a story that not only frustrates you but reminds you a lot of daily life.

Being that I've read eight books by Kerrelyn Sparks in a row, reading this book was a nice vacation.

I found that Anthony was able to create mortal characters that were actually normal. These characters did not have any special powers or characteristics that made them any more special than people you know in real life.

She was able to create emotions such as love, lust, sadness, confusion, and anger, all in the series of one book.

Jemma loses her mother, grandfather, and grandmother all because Catherine (her grandfather's sister- a vampire) spoke to her subconscious while she slept. Catherine is able to use Jemma to find Paulus and help him find her. Paulus uses Jemma's living relatives (her grandparents) to seek the revenge that he needed for beheading Catherine and locking him in a box for 40 years without food or his love.

Jemma saves them both, so he gives mercy on her, but he has not feelings for anyone else.

Jemma is 18 and falls for her friend's brother, a 24 year old. The love is sweet, innocent, and great. But, with everything good, comes something bad, and Anthony brings the bad into the story with Dustin, I almost didn't want to finish reading. Anthony was able to create the plot that just makes you mad because it didn't go your way.

At the same time, she's able to bring Langford and Jemma together through a worldwind of ups and downs and vampire hunts.

Once everything starts to calm down, Anthony does it again. She loves throwing twists into the plot that make you unsure if you want to continue reading or not.

Yvonne Anthony creates a nice story of mortals loving other mortals, yet she throws vampires into the mix to create the trouble and suspense. She creates a series of plots that make you want to continue reading to see what happens next, while at the same time worry about turning the next page because you just know she's going to turn something around that you don't want turned.

I don't want to give up too much of the story, but let's say, this is a book that will carry your interest and keep you wondering if she'll let happiness be or will she throw a stone.


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      Whitney 6 years ago from Georgia

      Awesome! Can't wait. I plan on reading the book again. I am low on cash, so I'm reading some of my faves again, and this one is next on my list.

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      Yvonne Anthony 6 years ago

      So glad you liked it. This was a first effort and I was ironing out the kinks, so to speak. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an in-depth, honest review. I am planning a sequel hopefully early next year. Happy reading!

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      susannah42 6 years ago from Florida

      Sounds like a good one. I am always looking for a good book. thanks

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Very nicely written review. I'm always in the hunt for a good book. Thanks.


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      cwarden 6 years ago from USA

      Not my type of book, but after reading your review I think I will pick it up for a nice change. Thanks!

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      Tammy 6 years ago from USA

      I love to drown myself in books. Normally I don't read books like this, but this sounds like a book that would be worth reading. Thanks!

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Nice hub, it's good to find people who still read books :)

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Nicely written review, I liked that you were able to get through the first few chapters, which you stated disappointed you, but still persevere until it picked up. Looking forward to reading more hubs by you!