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- ASIN : B00I11W9FE
- Publisher : Farnhurst Publishing (January 23, 2014)
- Publication date : January 23, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3985 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 302 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0992802423
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,159,829 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The relationship between the two leads, Thane and Taku, was interesting as both had very different personalities and opinions on how to lead their immortal lives. I found Thane to be a forgetful character though and he seemed so bland in compared to Taku who had so much more personality and drive in his life. My general disinterest in Thane is one of the reasons I've given this a 4 instead of a 5 even though I truly did enjoy the book. I'm hoping to see Taku become a character who shines more in the sequel.
As someone who writes vampires herself, I do love to see what authors do for vampires. I liked how these are proper vampires that can't go out in the sun and even get the equivalent of sunburns if they're out too long on a cloudy day. There's also the topic of how it's a smart idea to have a business of some sort so the vampire isn't just sitting on a fortune for no unexplained reason.
Flashbacks can be tricky to work with but I thought the flashbacks and their pacing were well done. The reader wasn't overloaded with too much information via flashback and they were paced throughout the novel to reveal more as current events demanded. I liked to read the tie-in with Japan although I was confused about the beginning and why we were reading about a character from centuries ago. As I read more, it made sense to me.
There were some missing words and other errors in the text. This is the hazard with all self-publishing and I can only stress to triple, quadruple check that there are no errors.
Why then is this a three star?
I was severely put off with how often the frequency of the word lover was used in this book. It bugged me so much, to the extent that after a while every time the word was used, I had to put down the book and groan.
This too is a personal preference, which is why I say that for some people this book is FIVE WING material through and through, but for me even when I pushed past the LOVER pet peeve, I was close to putting the book down before the fun plot happenings because of pacing.
Why are you hating on the pacing so much if the story is so good? Okay, let me explain this one. Vampires... it's been done all over the place, and when the setup of a story is basically like you're reading a normal, non-re-imagined vampire story, you aren't expecting anything exciting or different to happen. So you stick around because you're intrigued with the relationship of the two male vampires, but really, the tit-for-tat play between detectives, hunters, and vampires was too basic and made the pacing seem too slow to me. Too slow for the reveal that the vampires are a new imagining of an origin story. Last 40% of the book after chapter sixteen basically awesome.
So, please DO read this story, because you may not have the same hangups as I did.
If you like vampires, Japanese culture, yaoi, LGBT, and a new origin story then this is a great read!