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- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 17, 2018)
- Publication Date: July 17, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07F6BHGY3
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Rayna Vause is a new-to-me author.
From the start, I was quickly pulled into the story. One of my favorite plot devices is learning the world building alongside the narrator. While leaving the library to walk home, Danny is attacked by a rogue vampire. The next few pages entertained me, hitting all the right notes, because Danny didn't know what was going on, but then the story shifted.
This is all on me due to personal reading tastes. I'm not a fan of multiple POVs, and I don't mean where both MCs are voiced. For me, when I read firsthand from the 'baddies', I quickly lose interest because there are no mysteries for me to ferret out alongside the MC as they narrate. In this case, there are two opposing forces after Danny after he killed his attacker. There were 5 or 6 POVs in this novella. The reader knows everything the enemies/baddies are thinking, from every angle, long before Danny does, which took away from the journey for me, causing me to lose interest pretty much immediately.
After noticing he is changing, Danny runs off to his ex for help, and the reader learns Danny broke up with Kier because he was a vampire in the first place. This lent an angsty, second-chance romance angle to the story. With that being said, there was little to no romance, because there were so many POVs.
Overall, I enjoyed the premise itself, as well as both Danny and Kier. But I felt the multiple POVs was to the detriment, because the reader and Danny didn't learn the world-building in an organic fashion. It removed all mystery and suspense, because the reader knew what was coming even if Danny didn't. This affected my ability to connect emotionally to the characters.
While I wanted to enjoy this, I have to be honest and admit it didn't resonate with me. Not a fan of knowing the inner monologue of anyone but the MCs, because I prefer not to be spoon-fed, wishing some things left up to mystery, where the MCs shows/tells me what they discovered. Not my cup of tea, but I'm willing to give the author another try in the future.
Between his symptoms that are life-threatening for Danny, a dangerous group of people hunt him down to hurt if not kill him and Kieran, who’s still angry and hurting, Danny doesn’t know if he will survive.
A second chance might be possible but at what cost?
Twice Bitten by Rayna Vause is the first book that I’ve read from her, and it will definitely not be the last.
I adored this book. It was a super good read.
Danny and Kier were madly in love and had been together for six months until Danny found out what Kier was. Danny hated vampires back then, and felt betrayed, so he ran away from Kier and their love. But when he was in danger, alone and scared, Danny went to see the only person who could help him. I loved Danny. I loved his honesty. He acknowledged that he hurt Kier, and he regretted it profoundly. He tried to prove to Kier that he was worth a second chance. I loved him because he was honest with himself and dealt with it.
Kier was hurt, really hurt, and as tough as he can be for a vampire, Danny had this power over him, and he broke his heart. But when Danny came to see him asking his help, Kier didn’t turn his back. I was completely enamored with Kier. He’s loyal and honest. He’s kind and protective, and he’s strong and sensitive. I was soooooo team Kier.
The plot was good and the story well written. In a world where vampires and humans live together (kind of), the relationship between the two species isn’t simple. Some humans (called Purity) want to eradicate vampires, and some Vampires (the Rogues) want to use humans as their personal meals. I loved this because it was well written, dynamic and very fluid. I didn’t have any problem following the story through the plot, and I was completely captivated. The book isn’t only focused on Danny and Kier. The subplot with the Vampire / human relationship, with all that implied, was captivating and interesting, I was hooked by it. The secondary characters are good, loveable and I wanted to know more about Aiden and Rogan.
I don’t know if this book is a standalone or the first of a series. For me it can be the first book of a series, there’s a lot of potential, and the author wrote this book very well. At least, I hope to have a book with Aiden and Rogan, even a standalone (dear new author of my heart, there’s a hint here for you).
I recommend this book, it’s a good romance/action’s book, and you’ll have a great a time as I had.
4 OptimuMM’s for The Vamp and his Librarian!
I loved the plot. I wasn’t expecting the conflicts that they had to deal with, which was great. I loved the fast pace that it took sometimes. It had my attention very quickly and it was very hard to put it down. What intrigued me the most about the book was Purity and everyone who was involved. It was interesting to see the discrimination subject it addressed.
One of things that I liked a lot was that we get to see the point of view of the villains and understand their action. I don’t think it create sympathy for them, but I’d always love to see what’s inside the mind of a villain. Even though I loved that part, I think it was also a little damaging for the plot because I think it would work better for the reader to guess their motives and also because it center a lot of time on them, leaving very little for the development of Danny and Kieran’s romance, which feels a little underwhelming or at least for me it was. The characters were great but there were times when I was more interested on knowing Rogan’s story than I was in the central plot.
Overall it was a very enjoyable paranormal book, with a lot of action, some romance and a great group of characters that left me wanting more of them. I truly hope the author is thinking on making more books on this world because I would love so much to know more about Rogan, Aiden and all of the others too.