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.
I limit my audiobook time to when I am working in the garden or on a long drive. I found myself digging and weeding and driving because I was so engrossed in the book. Bad news; it is a trilogy and the next part is not due out for several months!
Although there were moments when i thought the writer dragged a little, I enjoyed the book and found it very entertaining. A good thing to escape to the imagination with.
The promise of this book is great, but when the best parts come in the last few hours of a 24 hour narration, that should tell you something. I felt like I've been set up for a sequel when the whole story could have been told in one book. I also agree with some other reviews that this is nowhere near a romantic fiction book, in that there is no sex. At all. Sorry for the spoiler but I expect some sexual tension in a book that purports to explore the passion between a witch and a vamp, and it just wasn't there. The woman was annoying and whiney and the vampire was wimpy and boring. I won't be looking to a sequel because it should have all been done here. That's 24 hours of listening time that could have been better spent. It gets three stars because I liked some of the supporting characters and the interesting Bishop house.
This was a long, drawn-out story that had a terrible ending. It was like the author decided she was just tired or writing. After listening for all the hours I listened to the book, I was very disappointed that I wasted that much of my life listening to this book.
I was dissapointed and felt ripped off. The book starts with an interesting premise but then deteriorates into a long, tedious cheezy romance. I would even forgive that this was more romance than fantasy but the romance scenes were SO dorky ~ I can't even think of a better word for it. Don't be fooled by the comparisons to Rice's books. Other than the vampires and witches it doesn't come close. And then, to rub salt in the wound, it didn't even end. It turned out to be just a set-up to get more of my $$. Each book in a good series should stand on its own. This book didn't. It is hard for me to imagine that all the 5-star reviews are authentic.
Any self-respecting man will not listen to this dribble. The chick meets a vampire in the library then spends an entire hour talking about the attraction they felt and what it means to her and possibly him psychologically, spiritually, intellectually and politically. Then, just to beat a dead horse more, she calls her friends and they talk about it at even greater length.
This book illustrates clearly why men and women are not from the same planet.