- File Size: 854 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: Bluewood Publishing Ltd. (January 22, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 22, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B4YFFOM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,672,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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His anger and fear of losing his inheritance results in childish behavior and reckless decisions. Alex meets an interesting character Henri St Clair through mutual friends. They have a great intellectual conversation and Alex truly enjoys his company.
I would like to have had more interaction with Henri. I enjoyed his character.
I love historic settings in books and Lila Richards does a wonderful job in describing the time. I love the speech and the clothing and Lila delivers on both. The vampire element doesn't come until late in the book so this is more of an historical story with a bit of romance until later in book, although there are some hints to something dark intertwined throughout. It didn't bother me as I enjoyed Ms. Richards story even if I did want to choke dear Alex a few times for being so childish.
I met some wonderful characters in this story and if there were follow up books in the future I would love to spend more time with them.
I would recommend this book to lovers of historical romance and vampires.
I received a copy for an honest review.
Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks
Restitutions of the Blood is, perhaps, more like the 'classic' historical vampire story than the current fad of sparkly teenage vampires and reminded me of Dracula in the way it was written, described realistically and believably as it was from the point of view of the main character, in such a way that the reader easily feels they are listening to a person of that time.
The story gently builds to a climax with skilful, engaging writing. It's the kind of story where the reader works out the secret before the main character does, and suspense is created as the story wends towards his realisation of it and how he will handle it. While it is a story that can stand alone, it's clear from the ending that there will be a sequel, and I look forward to that.
The setting is well developed and put to good use. The author is able to evoke strong images without over-inundating readers with detail.
The protagonist is two dimensional and at times frustratingly naive. The story reads like a biography of the main character, which is disappointing because other characters in the story are more fully realized and more interesting. The most compelling character, Henri Saint-Clair is not present nearly enough.
I would categorize this book as historical fiction before I would call it a vampire novel. The historical element of the story is well imagined and satisfyingly presented, however the vampire element to the story seems out of place and irrelevant. Anyone expecting a suspenseful thriller will be disappointed. Nothing new or innovative is brought to the genre in this piece. The novel is at times slow and meandering, and due in part to not-so-subtle foreshadowing and the behavior of the characters, the climax of the story falls flat.
The author manages to keep the reader engaged in what is honestly a lacking story. The vocabulary is for the most part varied and relevant, with the exception of the end where "vampiric"is used to exhaustion. Overall the author writes eloquently and concisely without over painting the picture.