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Fun read but no logic
on November 8, 2009
I know it's strange to try and find logic in reading a romance novel about vampires and other interesting wild animals, but I do expect a vampire romance to make some logical sense. Although an interesting read, it was also a frustrating read. This is the second book I've read by Ms. Sparks and, unfortunately, it's like a repeat of the first book. In the first few chapters of the book, Ian was depicted as immature and kept stumbling over his feet due to his rapid 12-day-growth spurt which made him 12 years older. Issue #1: Ian was almost 500 years old; Dougal came across as more mature. #2 Ian had his new body for well over a year, there should not have been any stumbling over feet. If anything, I could understand if he experienced a greater issue trying to fight and balance his sword because of his body change.
The fact that the Vamps hired Toni to guard them during the day is just ridiculous. I also felt she was untrustworthy. No matter how the author put a spin on it, Toni spoke and shared Vamp information too freely. The Vamps security as a whole was extremely amateur at best. The fact that they had a huge Christmas party after an explosion and ransacking of one of their townhomes was idiotic. The logic behind the "party must go on" attitude was that the Malcontents wouldn't try anything because there would be a lot of Vamps in attendance. I would say that's the perfect opportunity for another bomb!!!
Lastly, but not least, this book was too predictable. And I ABSOLUTELY hate the way she depicts Phineas as this 1970's jive talking black guy. Kerrelyn, black people do not go around high-fiving people as a greeting. Since Phineas was a drug dealer in his previous life, his greeting should have been described as a slight lifting of his chin.
Overall, the author has a good writing style, but her books are too fluff, fluff and doesn't do much in the make sense arena. However, there is humor in her books. So if you want a light vampire romance with humor and romance these are the books for you.