Genre: Vampires

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

Oh Anne Rice.  I have a difficult time understanding why I loved your books so much when I was in high school. Honestly?  Interview with the Vampire is just plain boring.  It is told in interview format, but 95% of the book is just Louis talking.  For as poetic a speaker Louis may be, telling your entire story in dialogue means description is sparse.  And the way Interview With the Vampire is told, it is in first person past tense so everything was reflective.  When something exciting or terrifying was happening to Louis, Lestat, and Claudia… I was just bored.  Because Louis […]

Posted July 27, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

I need to be honest straight into this and say – Soulless is a bit silly. This is a book about a declared spinster – a young Victorian lady in her twenties – who just so happens to have no soul.  It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her birth, as her father is also soulless.  She’s also half-Italian, which is a constant source of difficulty for her in civilized society.  She doesn’t really talk about her preternatural state, but she does argue with werewolves, flirt with vampires, and stab people with parasols. Really, Soulless is a typical cheeky paranormal romance with a steampunk edge, […]

Posted June 15, 2019 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Picking up Until I Die, I figured that I would hate it and regret my decision in continuing the Revenants series.  I remembered that Die For Me was not my usual fare, being very fluffy and as I called it in 2017, a “kissing book”.  But I liked Die For Me … and I liked Until I Die. Continuing the theme with the first book, I wouldn’t say that this is a masterpiece of literature.  It’s aimed for fans of paranormal romance, but what I like about it the realistic way that characters react to things.  Vincent and the other Revenants are immortal.  They […]

Posted March 20, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

The necromancy in this book is so good. The vampire stuff, though, is not great.  But it’s not the worst ever.  To be honest, I actually like Guilty Pleasures.  I’ve read it a few times.  I really like Anita Blake as a character and while the series lost me after a while, the early books make good stories.  Anita is still an animator and the necromancy scenes are so gruesome and well-written.  The sex is super limited.  The first handful of books are great. However, this is the first time I have listened to the audiobook… and good god y’all.  If this was […]

Posted March 8, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Kate’s just a mercenary. She dropped out of school, and is living her own life, relying on odd jobs to make her ends meet.  At the beginning of the story, she only has about $1500 to her name, but that’s okay.  Why?  Because she’s good at her job even if she’s a little cheeky, and things always work out in the end. When her mentor is killed, Kate is brought in to investigate the case by one of the three magical law enforcement factions.  Her search leads her to the underbelly of the city, where she meets and befriends the […]

Posted December 9, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Claire is in serious trouble. It was just one little snide comment, but now she’s got the meanest girl at school trying to kill her.  After she gets pushed down the stairs, Claire decides it’s time to get out of the college dorms.  Fortunately, there’s this place called the “Glass House” that’s looking for a roommate and after a little bit of crying, the housemates accept her, even though she’s only sixteen. There’s more going on in Morgansville than meets the eye.  Secretly, this town is run by vampires!  They really hate Claire.  And they’re looking for a magical book […]

Posted November 21, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //