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Sire Paperback – October 31, 2011
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But aside from that, this story was pretty great. Can't wait for the sequel. Not a fan of the vegetarian vampire trope anymore, but I'm willing to look the other way on that one tiny quibble. The story moved quickly and kept you engaged and didn't stall or stutter at any point. Thomas knew what he wanted to say and where he wanted to go and how he wanted to get there. I appreciated that.
I also loved that Michael wasn't ancient. The majority of vampire stories I've read have these jaded, world/life weary vampires who are just so sick of having been alive for so long (suck it up, fang boy) and I about died when Michael was like "I'm 19". Yay.
BUT, that being said, it's a good read. A little shallow at times, but I enjoyed it enough to be looking forward to reading the second book. What I did like: the characters are actually smart. Not the vapid, wishy washy crap you see in a lot of ya fiction. Also, its set in college. THANK GOD. Teen characters are portrayed as though they are in college anyway (never seem go to class, stay out drinking), so WHY ARE THEY ALWAYS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS??!?!?!!
I'm guessing he just needs an editor...which he talks about in the a/n. I'd recommend this as a good beach read, or for lazy rainy afternoon.
Michael is a total bad a**! The sword scenes where he just cuts the wolves up had me like whoa! He was a character in love but he wasn't acting like a puppy dog by keeping his nose stuck up Caitlin's butt for the whole book.
I also loved Caitlin. She wasn't weak and stupid like a lot of female characters in vampire novels. She also wasn't perfect but she recognized that by admitting she was a bit childish.
Angelica was nothing short of amazing. She was so evil that it was almost inspiring. I rooted for the bad guy when it came to her and even Liam who was all things evil wrapped up in one big man. Liam kept me guessing.
Slight Spoiler- The part with the guy who gets killed and no one remembers his name had me laughing because even before he died he was told he would be the one who was never remembered. This proved to be true because the characters don't learn his name until much later in the book.
The ending was awesome and I can't wait for the next one!
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