Rating: 4 stars
I may be a vampire hunter.
But I’ve single-handedly screwed up big time.
After botching our chance to cure vampirism and the infection that’s killing me, I’m at a loss. My cousin Carl won’t speak to me. The bastard who killed my sister is still alive. And Jude, the amnesiac vampire, says he’s in love with me.
What’s even more shocking is that I love him back.
But the more Jude learns about his past, the more it will tear our relationship and our lives apart. I’m running out of time to find a new successor to become the new Progenitor. Because when I die, it’s game over for all of us.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
This is one of those books that I would easily give a 4 star if I should have read it in a different mood. Because of my mood I wasn’t fully feeling it, it just barely hit that 4 star mark. But overall I did think it was a great read and I did enjoy it, the dark feel just didn’t work too well in my current mood. I had a busy week and didn’t get a lot of reading done, so it felt as if the plot was moving quite slowly at first. I felt like the start was a bit slow, until they got past a certain point and things seemed to speed up a lot after that. I had read the first book a while ago and it took me a bit of time to get back into this world, but there is enough recap to bring the reader up to speed again.
This series is quite dark, it’s sad and it feels a bit depressing and hopeless at times and everything that can go wrong will go wrong. The author pulls these characters through the worst the world has to offer. There is even a bit of a gruesome scene or two. I just couldn’t help but feel for these characters. It was difficult to read at times because of all the bad and sad things that happen.
It’s a bit of a forbidden romance with her being a vampire hunter and him being a vampire and they didn’t have a lot of time together before and they don’t have time now. I do like them together and keep hoping they will get through this and get their happy ending. I like how Edie doesn’t care who Jude was before and she knows he is a good person now. She believes in the best of him and I liked that. Jude is very caring about Eddie and I like how he is always at her side to help her.
There’s this vampire with a plan they want to stop at all costs as it will mean bad things for the world, but it seems he’s always one step before them. This books has twists, lots of bad stuff happening to the characters and those they care about, struggles and then a cliffhanger ending. I am not even sure how the characters will get through this one.
I did enjoy the book for the most part, but it’s also one of those books you will most enjoy in the right mindset. It’s a pretty dark read, the characters are a in a bad spot and even more bad things happen. The tone of the book feels a bit sad, depressed and hopeless at times. It made me wish for a bit of hope, a spot of good, anything to get these characters through it. And there is very little of that. And at times I really wonder if this series will have a happy ending. And after that cliffhanger I can’t even begin to imagine what will happen int he next book. What I do know is that the author sure surprised me with the twists and the direction the story took. And I am very curious about the next book.
This book is written from both Edie and Jude their point of view. We see how they both deal with things and I felt like this approach really worked for the story. Edie is in a bad spot after what happened at the book of book 1, I’ll do my best not to spoil anything for book 1 as it’s quite the twist. I thought the author handled what happened with Edie very realistically, at least it felt realistically and she doesn’t just adapt easily but keeps struggling with it. Tiny scenes or hints at times and some scenes that focus more on it. But appreciated how real it was, even though I did feel so bad for her. We find out who or what Jude was before he lost his memories. And I liked how we get to see both how Jude and Eddie react to that and how different and similar their thoughts are on some points. And what happens with Jude at the end had me feel so bad for him and them and I want to know what will happen next and if they will get through this.
To summarize: even though I wasn’t fully in the right mood for this book I did enjoy it. The tone of the book is quite dark and there is a lot of hardship and difficult things the characters have to got through. There’s a lot of bad things happening, sadness and even a bit of a hopeless feel at times. There are some interesting twists and developments in this book and the books ends on a pretty bad cliffhanger. I was surprised at the direction the story took and I wonder how the characters will get through this. I liked how the dual point of view gave us a good feel for both characters and their personalities and thoughts about what happened. I also like these two together and their romance. There is something that happened to Edie at the end of the previous book and I felt the author write it believable and realistic in this book with how she struggled with it. All in all this was a great read and after that cliffhanger ending I am anxious to know what will happen next.