Thursday, February 12, 2015
Review: How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)
How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) by Kerrelyn Sparks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I love this series, and will gladly read all installments until the end. That being said, this was not my favorite. I didn’t really connect with the characters and had no solid experience with Zoltan to hold my attention. The highlights of the book were the sexy scenes and the appearance from previous book characters (Howard, Emma, etc.).
Zoltan is a pretty old vampire who has tried his best to be good. He takes care of all those around him, but has always been looking for his father’s killer. Somehow Zoltan has been taking care of Russell’s blood and weapon needs since his disappearance (what?), and finds an arrow that matches one belonging to his father’s murderer. Immediately, Zoltan zooms off to try to track the owner down. This leads him right into a band of Amazonian women with oodles of secrets.
Neona has just lost her sister (in the same battle where Russell got the arrow). She’s hurting and questioning her strange way of life. When Zoltan suddenly shows up, she’s probably more susceptible to his charm than usual and this pair begins their unlikely alliance. He’s determined to win her heart and she’s determined to have his child. This story was filled with revelations (including a new species) and is steadily building to the big showdown with Master Han.
All of the action helped the latter half of the book, but there was a lot of information thrown at us in this one. We learn all about this Amazon way of life, Zoltan’s mother’s strange history, Zoltan’s childhood, and the tons of loose ends that are probably lurking around due to Nima’s stubbornness. This book sets the stage for later action and discovery, but took a little time to get into.
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