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Desperate Moon by [Ott, Jennifer]
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  • File Size: 825 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1329661826
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 23, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017GFLUQY
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Desperate Moon is a truly unique vampire novel in a genre filled with so many predictable stories. Jennifer Ott has successfully combined the supernatural mystery of vampirism with history and medical science for a very interesting read. I loved Katerina's past reflections and soul-searching, and Siegfried's application of hematology to vampirism. It has just enough romance to satisfy fans of supernatural romance. I highly recommend this book for fans of vampires and historical fiction, and anyone looking for a new fictional approach to the vampire genre.
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4.2 Stars!
The vampire trend in books is still out there, and Jennifer Ott's take is quite different from the usual modern, YA versions. Desperate Moon is well rounded with oodles of philosophy, medicine, politics, and sex. These are shown through the experiences of Katerina, a 600 year old vampire, and then along with Dr. Siegfried Andrasko. We begin in 1800s Eastern Europe. Katerina’s old husband dies and she and her maid servant, Hilde, set out on travels from their quiet town.

Katerina remarries, a handsome young Prussian Colonel and then meets Dr. Seigfried Andrasko at a ball at their home outside Prague. Seigfried becomes a physician-psychiatrist to her, both listening to Katerina’s history and studying her medically. He’s something of an eccentric character who understands what she truly is and is more interested than frightened.

The novel examines interesting ideas like Katerina experiencing the feelings/natures of her victims, and Seigfried’s medical study of her blood as well as a look at all the repeated experiences of humankind that do not change over Katerina’s long life.

I really like the theme that Katerina and then Seigfried are interested in bettering the condition of humanity in discovering cures for diseases. When you think about it, vampires live very long lives and so should come to know a lot more than the average human being about pretty much everything. Why not do something good for mankind with it?

Fav quote pg 366
“… but the world does not want cures. They are quite content with their fears.”

The character of Katerina is well written, her sombre acceptance of the world’s ills for 600 years displayed in her sangfroid about things that would turn regular humans upside down such as unfaithful spouses.
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This book is a good read for anybody. It's not necessarily for vampire lovers. You get a little of everything. You get some history, mystery, politics,science and of course, a little romance. The author has written a vampire story with a different approach. The book is basically about Katerina and her life as a vampire. The reader follows her as she stalks both victims and lovers. I don't normally care for vampire stories but this one with it's fresh approach along with the additions of so many other components was an interesting read. The author has woven a web of a combination of so many elements that you will turn the pages with wonder as to what will be next. The reader becomes so fascinated following Katerina and the other characters that you don't want to set the book down. This is a 600 year old vampire. The setting is the 1800's and Katerina is married to an Army colonel. His only interest is wars. She then meets a doctor who is doing research in illnesses that are blood related. He becomes interested in her when he sees she heals remarkably fast. He wants to study her blood. From the moment you see the cover, which is quite an attention getter, until you have turned all the pages, you will be waiting on the edge of your seat to see what Katerina will face next. I found that I was really fascinated with this book. I found I wanted some more when I finished. Perhaps there will be another book in the making. Hope so!

I was given a complimentary copy of DESPERATE MOON from the author, Jennifer Ott for my unbiased view of the book. No other compensation took place.
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Desperate moon by Jennifer Ott has something for everyone. Vampires, history, science, intrigue, and romance are all components of this fascinating story. Powerfully charismatic characters populate this period piece that portrays the life of the vampire, Katerina as she pursues victims and lovers alike. Woven through this story are vignettes of history, naturalism, politics and science, yet the story moves at a pace which keeps you turning pages. Ott approaches Vampirism from both spiritual and scientific aspects which takes the typical vampire story and casts it in a different light. While vampires in this story retain many of their traditional powers, Ott also pursues a more scientific line using an idealistic young doctor who seeks to understand the naturalistic causes of vampires. Add to this, war, superstitions, and romance and jealousy and you have a great mix that has something for everyone. Desperate Moon does not disappoint and leaves you wanting more.
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if you like vampire stories, you will absolutely love Desperate Moon. It is, in my opinion, a different and very unique vampire book. This makes it a real page turner and will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is the story of Katerina, who was turned into a vampire 600 years before. Now she is in the 1800's and has married an army colonel who cares more about wars and fighting than anything else. Katerina meets a doctor who is very much interested in researching blood and blood related illnesses. When he notices that she heals very quickly, he studies her blood. They become fast friends. This book will grab your attention and imagination. You will feel as though you are right beside Katerina as she relates her life for the past 600 years to the doctor. I loved this book because it is not your typical vampire story. It is deep and thought provoking and will capture your attention from the beginning to the very end.
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