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I Read Words Other People Write

UF, UF, UF. PNR, HR, Sci-Fi, finding a bit more YA that I enjoy. Mystery, crime, detective shit. Have recently figured out I'm not really a contemporary romance gal. I like smut but am not really into erotica. Oh, did I mention UF?

Currently reading

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Anne Rice, A.N. Roquelaure
Fate's Edge
Ilona Andrews
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling
The Iron Queen
Julie Kagawa
Red Seas Under Red Skies
Scott Lynch
Vampires Are Forever (Argeneau, #8) - Lynsay Sands

Maybe it's because I jumped in to the series at book 8 (for a group challenge read), but this just fell utterly flat for me.

 

The dialogue was stilted and varied between formal and silly slang. The mystery that had everyone on edge wasn't really a mystery at all and was just brushed aside by the end of the book. The vampires seemed somewhat weak with no blood-lust or savagery to them that so often lends to their 'danger appeal.'  Inez was kind of a dud as were most of the other women in this story. It was a story that I've read many times before but written far more compellingly than this one.

 

The bit that seemed to want to set it apart from a million other 'vampire brothers' series was the origin story. I won't give any details but it was just silly and completely unbelievable.

 

I'll put the first of the series on my to-read list, maybe this was just a weak link in a stronger chain, but I'm in no rush to get to it.

 

Oh, and that cover? Really? I don't think those people were even in this book!