Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Review: Real Vampires Don't Sparkle

Real Vampires Don't Sparkle
Real Vampires Don't Sparkle by Amy Fecteau

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a really great read, right up until the abrupt ending. I guess it really says something when, after reading a long book, I just want more!!! I dragged my feet a little before starting this book because, well, the title scared me. I’m almost a strictly paranormal romance type of girl, and the title made it sound like this would be a light comedy with no romance. I should really have trusted that this book would deliver what the synopsis said. This book gave me all that and more. It was romantic and funny – action packed and interesting, too! It takes a special book to get 5 stars out of me, and this book did it. I won’t fault it for ending abruptly (even though it gave me serious book hangover) – I’ll just hope the author gives me even more of Quin and Matheus. Please. More. Yes.

I absolutely fell in love with Quin and Matheus. We follow the story along with Matheus as he embarks (rather reluctantly) on his life as a vampire. I thought this book would be something like Love Sucks or one of those books, but this was so… original. The wit, sarcasm, and humor were so great! The dialogue and interactions had me laughing out loud one minute and sighing dreamily the next. There were some really great scenes between Quin and Matheus that kept me reading well into the wee hours of the morning. I really liked the way the author told the story, too. We get hints of Matheus’s past along the way, almost putting us into Quin’s position. Really great storytelling and completely addictive. I had trouble putting the book down and let out a groan (complete with pout) when it was done.

Pick this book up, seriously. If you want romance, it’s there. If you want action, it’s there. If you want a really rich and interesting storyline, it’s there. The humor and genuine heart in the story was such a great departure from the typical formulaic books out there.

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