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I wish I hadn't wasted my time on this book. I took a chance on it when it didn't have any customer reviews yet.
The majority of the book is set in Chicago, focusing on the drama of high school football, dating, jealousy, house parties, shopping, parents, etc. Of course every guy is pulled towards the main character and no one can resist her. I've seen this in other books, but in this case, it's even more extreme. In one case a mob of men and boys are about to attack her because she's letting off pheromones while dancing, and of course, she's sooo beautiful.
Her husband (vampire) is so abusive, he beats her over and over until she's almost dead each time. This only happens in the very beginning and again towards the end, but still very disturbing. Her supposed best friend and lover knows this, but still tries to convince her to go back home to her husband to face this violence. What? Then he feels guilty after the inevitable happens and forces her to escape again. What?
The last quarter of the book takes place back in Romania with the vampires and vampire hunters, but it's so ridiculous I'm laughing out loud. (It's not supposed to be funny.) I gave up with only an hour or so left, so I don't know what happens at the very end. I can't believe I made it as far as I did, but I kept hoping it would get better. There's no way I would have made it that far if I was reading the print version.
The narrator was fine. My only complaint with her was near the end when they have several Romanian voices speaking, I couldn't tell who was who because they all sounded the same.
I think this book should be in the young teen category. Most of it is quite juvenile, though the beatings from her husband might make it inappropriate for that.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
I was told how good this series was but...wow!
I had my doubts but this book was awesome. It's got the right amount of angst, mystery, and longing. I know it's YA but any age would love it.
Rose and Gabriel have a magnetic attraction. But there are so many issues...
1. her vampire husband
2. she's hiding
3. her vampire husband's sick sadistic tendencies
4. he's human
5. her vampire husband's blood thirst
Did I mention the vampire husband?
It's fun, sweet, and addictive. I had trouble seperating myself from the story. (I mean who wants to adult when you can follow creepy stalker kids watching...yeah, you will need to read it to undersrand.)
I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series!!!