The books starts off slow and kills your interest before you have an opportunity to learn how to make your brain great. I already know how important it is to wear my seat belt, get enough sleep, and to protect my head. Really disappointing!!
So, there I was, really enjoying this series when the writer insisted on giving me the Fox News bites of the world. Darn it!! I just wanted some shot-it-up-mind-numbing fun in a safe non-drink or think way and the constant Obama-bashing-come-get-my-gun-from-my-rotting-corpse-BS effn killed it. If I have to get the bites, I'm out. Enjoyed the series, and I love a good debate, but the didactic nature of this is a NOGO for me. If that does not deter you, you'll abosolutely love the book. As always the narrator is perfect.
Fortunately, I can hide the cover. There is know way you can convince anyone that the story is really good with the cheesy cover. Vlad is one of my favorite characters, and even an old master vampire can have trouble with the"L-word." If you enjoyed the first book, you'll enjoy this one. Leila's determination to get the guy, and on terms that she can thrive with make the story charming, heart breaking, and funny. The author continues to slowly bring bits of Vlad's story out. Leila is growing. She is gaining a better understanding of Vlad's world. Her family is back to drive her nuts, and love her. No, it's not Shakespeare, it's not supposed to be (look at the cover;-), it's just a fun story that makes you cheer for the lovers.
I think this will have to be the end of the series for me...I just cannot take it. Rachel has outlasted my endurance for stupid. I enjoyed the storyline and the supporting cast of characters, but Rachel is like the talented kid in your family that decides to break the law for a living. At some point you turn away from the wreckage, this book is that point for me. :-(
I enjoy the writer's play on the "two halves of one soul" concept; but the gawd awful rhyming must stop-it's painful. I've listened/read each of the books; I enjoyed Possession. Unlike Possession, Slayer does not show growth. The horrid rhyming makes it challenging to want to continue.While I get the excitement of developing your own language, the repetitive nature of the text is grating in English and just bleeping annoying in Carpathian. The writer has a great concept, and no one is better at love/sex scenes, but excise the terms "feminine sheaf," "molten ANYTHING," "fiery ANYTHING," and "wet channel" from the lexicon. The writer's editor is not helping her.
I fell in love with this book. If you have ever lived with a dog, you will appreciate the narrators perspective. Enzo provides a beautiful insight into a dog's life. Well done!!
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