What I Liked:
The Vampire history element. How they came to be.
I loved that whole talk between Cassandra and Quentin.
I would have loved more of this. It was by far the most fascinating bits.
The light in the dark scene also very cool.
Minus a whiny Cassandra who should have fallen off the cliff.
Out of left field. Didn’t see it coming. Loved it.
What I didn’t love:
The Undeparted, definitely a tough review to write.
It’s well written, with a solid plot.
I just didn’t love it.
3 stars because of my love of Quentin, and all my favourite scenes.
It’s not to say it was a bad book, it definitely wasn’t but when it comes to vampires it takes a lot to wow me.
I had such a hatred on for the characters it made it a tough read.
Quentin was enough to make me keep reading. I wanted to learn more about him.
A book with the power to make you hate almost every character in it.
I wish I was joking.
Not to say they’re poorly written. Quite the opposite actually.
I never knew if I should keep reading or throw the tablet out of frustration over a character.
To be able to write your characters that well, is a talent.
We have Christian the woman hater, who thinks that the back of his hand is the way to a woman’s heart.
Mike, the man who is not what he seems. He appears to be prince charming, but there was just something about him. I loathed him. He annoyed me. Made my skin crawl.
Cassandra. I honestly hated her the most. I wanted to shake her and make her see through Mike LONG before she finally did. She was whiny, lacked a backbone, a brain and reminded me of the chick from Twilight minus the clutzy factor. Right down to the whole blood drinking thing.
I kept thinking Can someone really be this stupid? Cassandra was.
Lucy doesn’t carry enough weight in the book for me to form a real opinion.
She doesn’t show a lot of support when her best friend thinks that she is being stalked by a vampire or is losing her mind.
Quentin was by far my favourite character. He is actually the only character I actually liked. There was a level of mystery to him that made me want the book to focus more on him and cut out everything else.
He was a no BS kind of guy who seemed to tell it like it was, to hell with everything else.
However his actions at the end of the book made my head want to explode.
Why keep someone dangerous to a person you claim to love alive?
Why not off them and be done with it?
Also, did he not know a bullet would go right through him?!?!
And the vampires biting each other drinking their blood? I don’t get that part period.
I would love a prequel that focus on Quentin and how he came to be who he is and how he got to be where he is.
There’s just something about him that I loved. Something that felt new, like it hadn’t been written before.
If you like vampire romance this is probably a book you will love. I tend to be a bit different in tastes when it comes to vampire books.
I’d recommend it despite my rating because I know I tend to be harder to please post twilight trauma when it comes to vampires.