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The Vampire Queen Paperback – April 7, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
I recommend this book if you are looking for a fast-paced, elegantly written short story. Each character is unique and plays a role in the outcome of this story. The Countess is, strong, powerful and determined if a little juvenile and petulant at times. She allows no one to step on her; therefore you end up admiring her for this. While I enjoyed reading this book, I would have liked more character depth. The Countess, being the main character, was a little hard to like at first. I would also have liked to know more about the Count and the relationship between the two. The ending leaves you with questions and well, I will certainly read the second book, and find out what adventure the Countess finds herself in next.
Jodie Pierce is an excellent writer, she lures you into her world with few words and unique characters. I will admit, this is the first book that I have read from this author and it will not be the last.
She had a difficult time wondering just who she could trust, and for a time she was deceived, but let me tell you she wises up and her powers, like flying and mind reading, come into play full force!
Awesome story Jodie Pierce! Highly imaginative, well-written, and it leaves the reader wanting more!
This story captured me from page one and I finished it in a few hours. I did not put this book down. I loved how the story flowed and the world created. I also like how each character in the story had purpose in the story. I hate stories that introduce characters that are just filler. This is a short story but you get more than you bargain with out of the story. I will never look at short stories the same again. When I was done with this book I wanted more. What happens next?
The book starts out with a woman who doesn't remember anything about her life, she seems very introverted until BANG she just flips on one of her party guests. she grows as you read the book into this wonderful Vampire Queen who has her loyal subjects and defeats the bad... or has she?
I cannot wait to read the second book in this series. Jodie is a wonderful author that paints that lovely picture of the characters and scenes in the readers head. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!
The story seemed mechanically ok. The characters all had a purpose and the story flowed nicely. Its short chapters and simple story telling made it seem like a chapter book. However, with lesbian undertones, make no mistake. This is not a children's book.
The idea of an ancient being who has recurring amnesia is a great concept. I have not seen this before in vampire mythologies. I found this to be unique and intriguing.
I love that the main character is a powerful woman but I ultimately did not like the Countess. I found her character contradictory and illogical at times. In the beginning, she couldn't make out the creature lurking in the dark corner of her chamber, but later on she could see without needing to adjust her eyes. She did not trust the Count. Yet, she trusted every female who came her way. Shouldn't she have been mistrustful of everyone? What was the moral stick by which she forgave some, tortured some, and killed others? And poor Count! He is with her, protecting her, century after century, so loyal and loving. And yet...well, it's not enough? Let's just say, I did not like the Countess.
What really struck me, in the end, were the blurred lines between good and evil. What makes evil evil and good good? Was the Countess good because she drank "wine" and was not killing humans for food? Were the Others, the ones with so-called "tainted blood", evil? What made one person good enough to be forgiven and another not? I could not tell if a philosophical question was lurking beneath the surface or if the writing was supposed to be ambiguous.
As a paranormal reader, I was not crazy about this book. Yet, it did have a unique concept.
This book is for mature audiences only.
Disclaimer: All books reviewed by me have been received via purchase, lending, or given to me by an author or publisher for the purposes of an honest review. No reviews are purchased. They are my own opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I felt this was the start to an vampire series, it was short, but
interesting nonetheless and look forward to...Read more