Posts Tagged ‘Vampire story’

Spirit Bound ”Spirit Bound” is the 5th installment of ‘Vampire Academy’ series. I can now say with certainty that Vampire Academy has just become the classic example of why great books should not be allowed to become series. The only good news about this book is, Spirit Bound is better than Blood Promises. 

Rose Hathaway is back in St. Vladimir’s after long and heart breaking journey to find Dimitri and worthless attempt to kill him and miss him. She failed to kill him when she had a chance now he wants to kill her, as she can’t join him and become monster. As she graduates and leaves the campus she has to face the real world where Dimitri is waiting to kill her. But Rose has still hopes for getting him back, she is in search of a cure which can bring him to normal. Who will succeed first? Dimitri in killing her or she finding a way to restore his humanity.

The book was written flawlessly, but at the same time the characters failed to express their feelings.I am burning down the team Dimitri flag and wearing Team Adrin Shirt on. Adrin was loving and understanding, even though Rose was being a bitch and  was still into Dimitri he was okay with that. Deep down I felt that he was really into Rose, even after knowing she was kind of using him. My rating: 3 out of 5. One more book to go to finish the series.

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CarmillaCarmilla is a pre-Dracula vampire tale first published in 1872. I was excited to finally read the story that is really the grandmother of the vampire tale. This is a very important book in a historic sense because it was published 25 years before than Dracula. Also, it presented lesbian situations, it was a pioneer book in two subjects- Vampires and Lesbian literature.

The story opens on a young woman, Laura, living with her  father in an isolated Austrian village. A carriage accident forces a matronly women to ask Laura’s father to care for her daughter for a few weeks while she continues her urgent journey. Carmilla is a beautiful girl who is left by her mother starts staying with them, soon Laura notices some attraction between them beyond friendship one can never explain it but only feel. She becomes weak day by day and unnatural deaths around the village speciously goes high.

You can never compare this to modern Vampire novels because it was written centuries back and I think we should appreciate the author for his creativity and imagination which inspired others to write about vampires. My rating: 3 out of 5. It is a must read book if you are a vampire fiction fan.

 

Pretty when she kills”Pretty when she kills” is the second book in ”Pretty when she dies” series. I find these titles little weird and funny but I like this series. When I started reading the second book I was bit disappointed but still I have high hopes for the series.

Amaliya thought she had finally found happy ending with Cian,the master of Austin. After defeating the strongest enemy she though she has nothing to worry now but master of  San Antonio is behind her power. He wants to capture her and use her powers. A mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Rachon, the Summoner’s favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge. But Amalia is lucky to have supportive family and friends. But this time will they help her or is she alone in her battle?

My rating: 3 out of 5. Few parts were repeated from the previous book but the story was not boring. I finished this book in one day. Amaliya’s necromancer power is new concept, I am waiting to read the 3rd book in the series- ”Pretty when she destroys”.

Blood PromiseI enjoyed VA series so far but this book was real disappointment. I felt there was far too much recap of the previous 3 books. Just like ”House of Night” series by P. C Cast I can see Mead repeating the story from previous books. Rose was very strong character from the beginning but in this book author made her weak and helpless.

Shadow Kiss” left us with Rose on the way to find and kill her beloved Dimitri who had fallen during a fight with Strigoi. “Blood Promise” picks up where Rose is looking for traces of Dimitri. In search of Dimitri she reaches his home and brakes the sad news to his family. I don’t want to go any deeper and spoil the story for those who didn’t read it yet.

I didn’t like this book for few reasons. (*Spoiler alert*)

  1. Rose is no longer a terrible character. She is a love sick weak woman who lost her warrior side and lost her goal when she saw Dimitri and became his blood whore.
  2. Lisa’s character was  silly sometimes.
  3. Story goes around and around with out coming to the real point

My rating: 2 out of 5. I didn’t like author turning Lisa in to a bitch and Rose into a blood whore. I enjoy reading about their friendship and like them for what they are. Hopefully the 5th book is good to read.

 

HuntedHunted is 5th book in House of Night series by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast. To tell the truth I am bored, I don’t think I can take it anymore. This is really frustrating to read the same thing again and again. There is nothing new in this book, everything is repeated from previous installments with some additional new stuff. I don’t know how I can read 7 more books in the series.

When last we left Zoey, all hell  was breaking loose inside the vampire school. Neferet has called forth an ancient evil that cannot be destroyed. Kalona, a fallen angel and has declared war on all human beings. But Kalona thinks Zoey as his chosen one, one who trapped him inside earth decades ago. Now its Zoey’s responsibility to team up with her friends and send him back. Will she succeed in this impossible and dangerous mission?

I am kinda irritated by Zoey and her boyfriend trouble. Seriously she has got issues to select one guy for herself as she is confused and loves everyone. Now I understand why many people have stopped reading this series after this installment. My rating: 2 out of 5. I am not sure if I will continue reading this series, the myth part is really good but then the plot and story development sucks. May be I will  read the 6th book and give this series another chance someday.

dark lover This is another vampire fiction I recently picked up for reading, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by the story line. It is first book in Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Its not a unpredictable and interesting plot but there is something attractive in the story.

There is a vampire brotherhood protecting all vampires from hunters known as slayers. Brotherhood is made up of six vampire warriors and Wrath is the leader of this group, the only purebred vampire left on earth waiting to take revenge on slayers for killing his parents. But his revenge has to wait as one of his brothers from brotherhood is leaving his half-breed daughter who is unaware of this vampire world under Wrath’s responsibility. He should guide her to the undead world if she survives the changing.

There is lot of romance and love in this book, and also some action at the end. It is a good time pass read, worth giving a chance if you are a vampire fiction fan. My rating 3 out of 5.

Shadow Kiss”Shadow Kiss” is the 3rd book in the Vampire Academy Series and its strongest book so far. It has a strong grip on story. While other two were just character building books, this one actually has something in it.

 Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation, just one assignment away. The assignment is a practical test where guardians are assigned to protect a moroi student  and their skills are tested by creating fake attacks. Rose hasn’t been feeling right lately, she is into emotional outbursts like anger and she can see ghosts. Now she has doubts about her sanity, but there are reasons for things to occur. Things always change, now Lisa is practicing her magic again, Victor  Dashkov  might be set free from prison, and more than anything Rose’s romance with Dimitri is heating up. But when there is an attack from Sterogi on the campus everything is at stakes. She has to choose between Lisa or Dimitri.

Its a good story, as usual ends while you least expect it to. My rating: 3 out of 5.