The reader of this book was wonderful! I love a good reader, as you know it can make or break an audio book. The content of the book itself was a cross between the Twilight series and the Outlander series. So your basic (adult) romance between a witch and vampire. There is some time traveling and constant perils that remind me a bit of the Outlander series. The nice twist to this version is that there is quite a bit of historical references woven through out that obviously took a lot of research. (Fitting since the author is a professor of history.) It was addicting and I had to eat it up, which was huge a let down when it ends dangling for a sequel. AND she has not even written the second book yet! Geesh! Talk about left hanging! I was a bit bored at times with her patter about this and that history and some of the predictable story line but if you like the Vamp romances this is pretty good. (She does need to work on heating up her sex scenes a bit, after all this is not young adult fiction.)
I adore this audiobook. I find myself running it in a loop...I hit the end and want to cycle right back to the beginning again. It's not fine literature but it is very entertaining and presents an intriguing world that has proven thought-provoking for me. The narration is a wonderful part of the experience. I am impressed by the narrator's ability to capture male and female voices, as well as a variety of accents. The next book can't come soon enough!
The cover should have been of a guy on a horse or two people embracing. That way it could be identified as the sappy romance novel that it is. I couldn't finish it. So, maybe it got better, but I was not impressed at all.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made my long commute to work not only enjoyable but I found myself looking forward to it. The characters were interesting and I really wish I could have gotten to know Sarah and Emily better. Some parts were a little predictable but overall I couldn???t wait to hear what happens next. You know it???s a good book when you find yourself dreaming about the characters. I am very much looking forward to the next installment in this series.
This one scratched all my literary itches. Vampires and witches PLUS loads of historical detail (love the history) AND time travel. AND the author writes beautifully. I can but implore the author to please write the sequel soon!!! Truly one of the best books I've read in quite a while. Highly highly recommended ... as long as you really like history. If you don't, maybe this isn't for you. It sure was perfect for ME!
I can see why this book is getting such mixed reviews. I think it needed a better editor to shorten up the plot line a bit. I got tired of listening to it several times but persevered through it to an enjoyable end. The plot lines are completely stolen from better books though - nothing original.
The book was definitely great. It had little history facts intertwined with an awesome story from a vivid mind. The narrator did an awesome job of using different accents and multiple tones. All around I found it hard to stop listening. I hope there is a second book in the making.
This kept me thoroughly entertained and engulfed - I kept wanting to hear more. I think it took a chapter or two to get hooked, and then I couldn't get enough. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I was really disappointed in the ending. I felt like it was quickly and carelessly wrapped up. I've heard now that it's a trilogy, but I still think the author could have done a better job with either a cliff hanger or a neater ending for this particular book.
Not having read the Twilight series, I am not burnt out on the genre and so found the book a fun listen. I do have a few reservations: I agree with the reader who dismayed over the Harlequin moments- the story can stand without so many, we get the point: he's hot, she's smitten. I was disappointed to find it was a part one of a series (as yet unwritten). That always makes me feel I have been led on....
I'm a sucker for this romantic supernatural love stories. It's definitely a guilty pleasure. This book fits in the same genre for Twilight fanatics and Sookie Stackhouse fans.
You fall in love with the characters so easily.
Some of the plot lines and story areas are flawed... but it's still an exciting read.
Good fluffy girly book.