By Samaire Provost
Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature.
A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family.
Will they prevail?
- I received this book free though Xpresso Book Tours.
See the first part of my review here.
Let me say this right up front – This is not the normal type of book I read. I’m not into vampires, and I’m not really into urban fantasy, and I don’t like sex scenes at all. So if I didn’t like it as much as I should have that because it not my type of book. I was really hoping that the Romanov angle would overcome some of those things though. Because I do like Romanov retelling and re-imaginings.
YOU might like this book though. If vampires, urban fantasy, and all that are your cup of tea then don’t let my preferences turn you off.
It took until about 60% of the way into the book for it to get really interesting for me. It seemed like the author had finally felt that the relationship had been established and now she could go on with the story.
Then we get the good stuff, with mythical beasts, cool fight scenes, magic, back story, and a very cool ending. The ending left me thinking all night long. I enjoy books that leave you thinking as long as they wrapped up the story nicely. It leaves you wondering, but generally satisfied with they way things wrapped up.
I enjoyed the dynamics between the members of the Romanov family. I thought the mythos of magic and vampires and the paranormal side of things was interesting.
It was an okay book. Cut down the sex scenes and get to the good stuff faster and it would have been much more interesting for me.
Also can we please get someone to make a webcomix with Jinx and Gypsy. (Or a short story? Or spin off novel? Or something?) I love the Kindred.