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Unbreakable (The Legion, #1)Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I can see why so many reviewers have compared this book to the TV show Supernatural. This book reads like an extended episode of the show, which unfortunately makes the book seem quite unoriginal if you’re familiar with the show.

I’m not a huge fan of love triangles, and the one in this book I particularly didn’t get. With two identical twin brothers, which one would you fall for: the understanding one who treats you with kindness and respect, or the surly one who mostly treats you with hostility? Hmmm…

I found myself easily distracted while reading this book, but I’m not sure I can pinpoint why. There were a lot of ambiguous sentences, which I always read incorrectly the first time through for some reason. Something like, “I looked at the scratches on the boots my mom had given me,” and I was thinking, “when did the mom scratch her?” but really the mom had given her the boots, not the scratches.

The last several pages were really well done, and if you enjoyed the rest of the book, you’d definitely want to keep going with the series. Just a matter of personal preference, but I won’t be continuing with the series myself.



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Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1)Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I can see why this book appeals to many fans of paranormal and urban fantasy; Some Girls Bite is a fun romp through a version of our world where vampires have revealed themselves, and there are other supernatural creatures waiting in the wings.

I loved the witty banter between the various characters and the writing style makes the story easy and interesting to read. My only reason for not giving this book 5 stars is purely a matter of personal preference. You can go ahead and call me an adrenaline junkie, it’s true, I love a book with plenty of action… and there is very little action in this book. If it’s not an action-packed book, I look for other elements like a good romance or complex plot, neither of which exist in this book. However, that’s just my opinion, and if you’re looking for a light, entertaining read about a woman who has to come to grips with being turned into a vampire, and who goes about doing so in a very laid back fashion, I would absolutely recommend it. I’m guessing fans of MaryJanice Davidson and Kim Harrison would also like this series.

I might give book #2 a try at some point, but I’m not in a rush to continue with the series.



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Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1)Shadowlight by Lynn Viehl

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The writing in this book is solid, and I can see how the story would appeal to many people, however I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. At the end of the previous book, the last in the Darkyn series, a really interesting element was revealed about one of the characters. I thought, “Cool!” and I ran off to reserve Shadowlight from the library. I realize the two series are related, yet separate, but the character I was interested in reading more about wasn’t even in this book.

Also, while I was glad to see one of the couples from the Darkyn series, they played a very small role and honestly, they were my least favorite couple (Lucan and Sam) from the Darkyn novels. Another problem for me was that I was expecting a good vampire book, and there is extremely limited vampire (Darkyn) content in Shadowlight. From the cover, you’d think it was a romance novel, but there also wasn’t very much of that until the last few pages. So, overall, while I do think Viehl is a talented writer and I’ve enjoyed all of her books so far, this one just wasn’t for me and it’s safe to say I won’t be continuing with the rest of the Kyndred series.



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Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3)Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’d heard a lot of great things about this series, but now that I’ve finished the third book, I’m still not that into it. The writing is certainly polished, and I like the idea of a town run by vampires. My favorite characters are Myrnin (introduced in this book) and Amelie, and my favorite parts of the story are the scenes with heavy vampire involvement. The problem for me is that a high percentage of the books follow the human characters doing things that just aren’t very interesting. The action sequences are great, but I wish there were more of them. I’ll probably continue with the series, but I’m not rushing out to read the next installment.



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