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3.5 stars- It's okay, but not my favorite,
This review is from: Persistence of Memory (Den of Shadows) (Hardcover)I've read everything Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has written. From her first In the Forests of the Night to her latest- this book. There is no doubt that Atwater-Rhodes is a talented writer, as her debut was published when she was only thirteen.
I have to admit though that this one may be my least favorite of everything she has written. I admit to liking her early vampire novels more than her Kiesha'ra novels (starting with Hawksong), because her vampire/human interaction is so well done. That said, her Kiesha'ra novels are also very good mostly because she has the ability to write such interesting characters.
My problem with this story is that Atwater-Rhodes went back to her vampire beginnings, but made the vampire part of the story such a minor part of them. I'm not sure whether Atwater-Rhodes has gone back to her vampires in an effort to capitalize on the success of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, which is entirely possible. (In any case, her vampire novels have recently all gotten fresh covers.) In this story, I just felt like the vampires weren't getting enough "face time" and the story was weaker for it.
I'd still recommend this book if you liked Atwater-Rhodes' other books, but stress that her earlier ones are much better.
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Initial post: Jun 10, 2009 3:10:52 PM PDT
Feelah the tigress says:
This is a bit off topic, but your review is the only one that's mentioned the new covers. I love Ms. Atwater-Rhodes' writing and all, but am I the only one who thinks the new covers are worse than the originals? I just feel like the original covers are so much more attractive/interesting than the new ones. I wonder why she's changed them? Oh well, I guess I shouldn't judge a book by its cover!
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