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- Print Length: 292 pages
- Publisher: Violent Siren Press (June 27, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 27, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07115FRPC
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,067 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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It was rather slow to get going. The World didn't get much background history, so one wonders how things could have gotten to the point that humanity was still clueless--because the supernatural taskforce didn't seem too capable. The Heroine acted more YA instead of 30ish. She kept pulling stupid stunts (that got her partner killed and almost killed her more than once). Yes, 'Too Stupid To Live' type stunts.
In spite of these issues, this first book was a decent read. Her young Werewolf friend will apparently become her K9 partner (hopefully the Heroine won't get her killed as well). And there's some indication that she'll be working with her 'maybe' love interest, Roman. (who we know absolutely nothing about)
I may check out the next book to see how it goes.
Great character development, engaging and thought provoking plot. As a series the ending both wrapped up the story and led into the next book.
However, the authors lack of knowledge about grammar and sentence structure were jarring when she showed an otherwise excellent fluidity of style.
For example, "me and Mandy" should have been "Mandy and me" when not being used in character dialog. Also, some of her sentences dangled. "Where she was going to get to."
This is something she should work on. It's also something that should have been caught by her editor. It is why I did not give her 5 stars.
The lack of grammar, knowledge and/or implementation of sentence structure is almost the norm nowadays. They probably stopped teaching it under Common Core curriculum. Normally I wouldn't even bother to mention it but this writer is intelligent, talented, and skilled. I look forward to reading her other books and I would like to buy paper copies to reread.
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Having read all of the Lana Harvey Reaper series, I was intrigued to see what Roquet would do with the well traversed vampire medium and I was nicely surprised with this spin on the urban fantasy genre mixed with the crime element.
Jenna has newly made detective and is out to make a name for herself, following in her mother's footsteps, in Vice. When her impulsivity and thirst to prove herself go wrong, her partner ends up dead and she wakes up in the morgue. Jenna quickly meets the quirky Mandy who has info to help with the case she died for, and so decides to continue looking for the perpetrators. Enter a long lost twin sister, an old flame, a mysterious special ops guy, werewolves, and you've got yourself a vampire story with strong, well rounded female characters (plural, I know!) without OTTlovesick pining.
This being a Roquet novel, the characters have believable issues that impact on their personalities in a relatable way (despite the vampirism and lycanthropy stuff). They are well rounded but leave you guessing and I do want to find out more and the world Roquet is creating with Blood Vice (book 2 is pre ordered).
So why 4 not 5? I was missing a tiny bit of edge. I know it's the 1st book and they are mysterious to be solved and the hook ending. I just wanted something a little meatier on the supernatural organisation or something to show it really is more original.
I didn’t really connect with Jenna and thought her attitude very unrealistic. Her partner has just been killed in front of her eyes and yet she seemed more bothered by her Werewolf squatter stealing her clothes. I did enjoy the overall idea though but frankly would have preferred a little more action. The addition of her extremely high maintenance twin sister was a good and slightly humorous twist . Unfortunately the males we meet didn’t excite me with a creepy almost ex ( it’s explained in the story) and a too cool agent who knows more than most about the shady world of vampires and their royalty.
I might have rated this higher but my copy on kindle had several blank pages near the beginning which obviously didn’t exactly help things to flow.
Neither is it funny, sassy chick lit. I grew rather bored while Jenna whinged through her change of (un)life, bickering with her twin sister and a young werewolf who are trying to help her. The supposed plot (the abduction of young women) is a sideshow while Jenna treats everybody appallingly.
The plot is good, nothing wrong with it. Jenna woke up in the morgue, dead, as she was unknowingly turned into a vampire. What's worse she is a cop. And has still the same interiors in the house since her mother died. I also didn't liked the fact that she has a twin sister. The development is quite slow.
I do not think that I get the next one on this series, to much money and not many pages. Sorry for the not so good review.
I would and have recommended this book.