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Dinner with a Vampire ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☄ Dinner with a Vampire Author Abigail Gibbs – Thomashillier.co.uk The sexiest romance you ll read this year One moment can change your life foreverFor Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeles The sexiest romance you ll read this year One moment can change your life foreverFor Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth of beautiful mansions and lavish parties where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone A place from which there Dinner with Epub / is no escapeno matter how hard Violet triesYet all the riches in the world can t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar VarnViolet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds but it s a passion that comes at a price.


10 thoughts on “Dinner with a Vampire

  1. Louise Louise says:

    0 StarsObjectively the worst book I have read, not just since I started thinking critically about books or reviewing, but ever view spoiler Dinner With a Vampire combines all the worst traits of paranormal romance a bratty and self absorbed female narrator, an unlikable physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive love interest, vampires who are perfect with no faults or weaknesses, the human character being somehowspecial than other humans, barely fleshed out side characters, tel 0 StarsObjectively the worst book I have read, not just since I started thinking critically about books or reviewing, but ever view spoiler Dinner With a Vampire combines all the worst traits of paranormal romance a bratty and self absorbed female narrator, an unlikable physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive love interest, vampires who are perfect with no faults or weaknesses, the human character being somehowspecial than other humans, barely fleshed out side characters, telepathic connections, forbidden love etc etc., you name it Just a few of these would be bad enough on their own even if written competently, but instead we have them mushed together nonsensically into a big mess where the basic principles of writing such as plot , continuity , character development and worldbuilding have been completly abandoned.It s a genuinely terrible book, and one I wouldn t recommend to anybody and would advise people who have ever been raped or in an abusive relationship to steer well clear of but somehow I couldn t bring myself to actively hate or abandon it It s so bad that I had to keep going, just to see how much worse it could get the answer lots but too bad for me to hate it Rather than resent having to read such poor writing, I can t help but feel rather sorry for the teenage author I know I certainly wouldn t like my unpolished teenage writings published This is, essentially, a first draft of a book that should never have got past the publisher s slush pile and as such it feels very harsh to judge it even by the most basic standards of what I expect in a published work.The reason why it did get past, of course, is obvious17 year old Abigail from Brixham, Devon is already an online sensation, whose writing has attracted over 16 million views on Wattpad None of her fans have yet to discover the breathtaking end to the novel and there is a huge anticipation to read the finaleThere, right on the back of the advance aeview copy is the only reason this is being published to cash in on a huge ready built online audience by forcing them to buy a copy if they want to read the ending Shame on you HarperCollins, shame on you This is, presumably, also why the book doesn t read like it s had a proofreader, much less a competent editor it has to be rushed off the press before the fickle online audience move on and abandon it and as a result continuity and worldbuilding issues abound.As an ARC I m meant to ignore basic spelling mistakes and typos that won t get past publication would of instead of would have was one particularly frustrating example but there were manywhat I can t forgive the editor though is allowing some of the dreadful, confused, and often contradictory writing to slip through In only the third chapter we have this gemThe sun was beginning to rise, and I glanced at my watchfollowed in the very next paragraph byit was approaching sunriseyeah, we already got that thanks Basic, basic mistakes Later being able to feed without killing forms a major part of Violet s decision to turn into a vampire, except well she should already know that because it s obvious right from the begining Elsewhere we have bizarre phrasingher skin draped in her coatdoes not sound like a description of a living person, much less an appealing description of one Has she been flayed No Then surely what s meant is that the coat was draped over her skin And that s far from an isolated incident, there are innumerable sentences and phrases that just sound wrong The sort of basic wait a sec did you really mean to say this stuff that should be so so easy to pick up on and correct but have just been left to lie because, y know, 16 million readers already hooked, right No need to bother spending time to make it a quality product Again, shame on you HarperCollins, shame on you.Not, however, that this book could ever have been made into a truly good book The phrases could have been tightened, the basic mistakes corrected, but this was always going to be a horrible book due to the poor plot and dreadful characters Credit where credit is due, I suppose, the author tries to steer clear of the vampires are sexy but not remotely scary trope that s slipped into vampire fiction recently These vampires murder and rape without the slightest compunction, instead they ve been thoroughly defanged by forcing them to act like the stupidest, most immature, and most petty sort of teenagers imaginable When you have a man supposedly in his hundred s threatening his older sister that he ll tell daddy when she lost her virginity well it s hardly dark and sinister and it s certainly notcharismatic and sexy .And the author tries to have it both ways Kaspar is dark and sinister, but he s also a gentle little puppy waiting for the right woman to turn him into a noble prince Those other vampires may be cruel and vicious, but he s just misguided And what better way to emphasise it than by using rape as cheap drama Now Kaspar may have threatened to rape Violet, he may have sexually harassed her several times, but when another vampire violently assaults her he ll come rushing to her rescue What a hero Oh wait, no he still kidnapped, assaulted, harassed, and threatened to rape her In fact, even after they have surprisingly explicit consensual sex, his pillow talk consists of telling her how he plans to rape the daughters of his enemies No matter what nasty vampires in this book you re meant to compare him with, Kaspar will still never becharismatic, sexyor even likable I can fall for evil is sexy in my fiction, what I can t fall for is a character written to sound exactly like the sort of bloke who would rape you and then feel sorry for himself when you didn t like it That sort of petty evil is sadly all too common in the real word, it doesn t need romanticising in fiction.And then the whole rape as a tool to push two characters together romantically oooh boy do I hate that trope I don t object to rape in fiction it s a real thing, it happens, frequently, and it needs to be discussed openly and not made taboo The test though is in how an author deals with the after affects What rape in fiction should never be is simply an easy excuse to scare a female romantic lead away from all men but the hero And guess how it s handled here Yep, exactly that way Before the rape she hates Kaspar and sees through all his shit After the rape he rescued her and now they re best friends and she totally wants in his pants It s handled so badly and so insensitively despite a few I felt dirty, I shouldn t be acting this way protests from Violet that never ring quite true with everything else shown on the page that only a few pages, and a few days, after almost dying from the attack she doesn t mind at all when Kaspar sneaks into her room while she s asleep, covers her mouth to stop her screaming, and then practically demands she consents to having him suck her blood Better still as soon as he leaves his best friend comes in the other side of the love triangle and forces a kiss on her which she s totally ok with It s just it boggles the mind really.I could go on about the bad things in this book forever but what, I think, they mostly stem from is being originally published serially online Even if I didn t know the origin of this book I m fairly sure I could guess it just from reading It doesn t read like a book, it reads like someone s simply hit the print button on an online fiction and then bound the pages together Instead of natural, flowing, plot and character development this book is just a string of things happening for no particular rhyme or reason No time for proper world building or character development, got to keep the audience coming back, can t let up the pace This might be tolerable when reading one chapter a month, maybe even one a week, but read it all in one go, as one reads a novel, and you realise that the tone and characterisation are just all over the place and that actually, no, it s not ok for these things to be happening so soon after each other.Then there s the bits that seem obviously inspired by feedback comments from fans oh you re so Kaspery It s a word I made up , I can t die I ve never been to Disneyland It s pronounced Sage en, not Sagean this last one is particularly dumb because the character had only ever heard the word so, not knowing how it s spelt, would have no reason to be pronouncing it with an a in the first place.Add to this the fact that the plot doesn t even make sense the easiest and least dangerous thing to do would just be to give Violet back to her family, bind her to an agreement of secrecy and let her go on her way That and there is no way Violet could possibly know the big secret she guesses blindly, and even less way that the vampires shouldn t already have considered it but guess what Her wild guess is totally correct and the vampires are stunned Then there s the sudden shift in genre near the end of the book as well it s all clich d vampire romance yawn yawn yawn But then WHAM Actually there are several alternate universes and Violet is the heroine who has to save them all Except instead of wham it sof an oh shit, I forgot to do my worldbuilding earlier or set up this plot thread properly but this is totally what this book is actually about.And then Violet Why should I care for this character I can feel sorry for her situation, but the character herself is not written to be sympathetic in any way She s lost her brother and that s meant to be a big plot point explaining how she ended up where she did except he barely gets referenced three times and it s always it was really sad when he died, it affected me a lot without ever actually seeing it affect her Her ex boyfriend cheated on her but that again gets about three references Her little sister has cancer, but she s too busy drooling over Kaspar to think of her familythan about twice and then acts like a total bitch to them at the end She slut shames all of the previous girls Kaspar has ever slept with, deciding they must be whores as far as I can tell none of them are sex workers and Charity, the girl particularly demonised by Violet, Kaspar and the autor, actually did fancy and want a relationship with Kaspar, it was him using her purely for sex She pretty much slut shames her best friend never mentioned again in the first chapter, does the same to Kaspar s sister, and even thinks of Kaspar s exes whores as she is shagging him Why should I like her She s a judgemental bitch and her Stockholm syndrome isn t written in anything like a believable enough way to prevent her from just looking like a complete idiot hide spoiler In short this book simply too bad for me to hate it It s so clearly not of publishable quality that I just feel kind of sorry for it for not being given the constructive criticism and redrafting it so desperately needed before being sent out into the world.Terrible writing, terrible editing, and a terrible plot 0 stars Thank you to Waterstones for sending me an Advance Review Copy.


  2. Johnny Hazelnut Johnny Hazelnut says:

    Is a novel by a certain Abigail Gibbs, who is 18 years old, an Oxford student, and was in 2012 awarded a six book deal for this novel, which is subtitled Dinner with a Vampire, and its sequelae This was because she was first discovered on Wattpad, which is kinda like Fanfiction.net but for original fiction and has some fribbling social networking thing about it as well On this site, she racked up thousands and thousands of viewers for the tale then HarperCollins signed her up before the v Is a novel by a certain Abigail Gibbs, who is 18 years old, an Oxford student, and was in 2012 awarded a six book deal for this novel, which is subtitled Dinner with a Vampire, and its sequelae This was because she was first discovered on Wattpad, which is kinda like Fanfiction.net but for original fiction and has some fribbling social networking thing about it as well On this site, she racked up thousands and thousands of viewers for the tale then HarperCollins signed her up before the volume was finished and so all her followers had to go and buy it to see how it ended.This little tale doesn t exactly inspire confidence that it s any good, now, does it Well, I therefore considered it a prime candidate for snarking at And I m glad I did Because this novel bites Drum fill Executive SummaryMore reasons why fanfic addled teenagers should not be allowed to write novels.A bitdetail, if you wouldn t mind, hm Our heroine here is one Violet Lee, who is posh, seventeen, and the daughter of the Minister for Defence She s out in London in Trafalgar Square late one night and she espies a sextet of vampires polishing off some other guys, nomming down on their blood, and dumping their body But before she can raise the alarm, she s snatched off the street, chloroformed, and taken to the vampires super secret base, where she meets a bunch of other vampires Naturally, they re all gorgeous fellas with their shirts hanging open and or preternaturally gorgeous and perfect women.Is it just me, or should this novel s title be changed to Planet of the Mary Sues, n est ce pas Anyhow Once she s been explained the situation and how the vampires are all perfectly normal and harmless and approximately as dangerous as a souffl they do eat people, yes, but only out of necessity, and they re predators, not murderers , she finds herself inducted into their underground society, in which they plot, plan, have extravagant masqued balls to which she is invited , and generally being lusted after by bishie male vampires Then, shock horror One of the vampires tries to rape her, partially succeeds, and she has to be turned, well, half turned, into a dhampir at least Oh no This is drastic Now you probably reckon we re gonna get some brilliant personal horror and densely written, introspective character studying into he who fights with monsters, and so forth, now, don t you Well nope Because that would be original and good, and this is neither In case you haven t already noticed, it s The Vampire Lestat meets Mills Boon on a bed of Twilight, and there seems to be bits lifted from classic World of Darkness as well, what with the vampires having kingdoms and princedoms and all plotting against each other, except without the fact that the vampires in cWOD are genuinely creepy and dangerous and can do unpleasant things to you for shiggles, and that one day the stars will align and their colossally powerful predecessors will come forth from beneath the earth and suchlike.What actually happens is she falls in love with one of them, specifically, Kaspar, who is the other viewpoint character He manages to be even creepier than Edward Cullen He was one of the folks who kidnapped her, and held her hostage in a super secret vampire base God knows where, and threatened to slay her entire family if she tried to escape, and this is because, he claims, he loves her I ve thought of another new title for this book now Stockholm Syndrome The Novel Anyhow On to the writing It sucks In an attempt to cockwave about how erudite and sophisticate Ms Gibbs is, she opens it with a quote from William Blake Unfortunately, and like many, nay, almost all, teenage writers, she cannot write a believable character In fact, I am the venerable age of 27 and I am only just starting to be able to generate characters that are believable This is because to make your characters act like people can believe they ought, you have to have life experiences You have to get to know the reasons for which people act as they do At 18, your experience of human interaction will be of necessity limited I know mine was My frame of reference when I was 18 was me, my mates Alexander, Craig, Spunky B whose real name was Ben and Lumpy Dave whose real name was Adam don t ask who all played endless rounds of Magic the Gathering at lunchtimes, slaughtered each other at Unreal Tournament and Command Conquer after school, and lied about how much crumpet we were slingin our peckersnot up at the weekends Hence, when I tried to write as a teenager, all my characters were, well, STANDARD NERDS Even when at university, I still had limited frames of reference and experience on which to base believable characters because then it was STANDARD NERDS and university students So my characters swung from caricature to caricature So, the vampires of The Dark Heroine act like catty, spoilt teenagers towards each other and Violet In fact, it might as well be set in a girls school in the south of England, such do they all come over as.And this is the first of many problems with The Dark Heroine Abigail Gibbs wrote most of this as a teenaged Twilight fangirl and, especially on a site like Wattpad, her entire audience was probably Twihards as well She therefore had nobody to tell her, lassie, take note, people do not act like this For instance, why would you say that Violet, our protagonist, is feisty yet have her do absolutely nothing but bellyache about how she s a hostage albeit a hostage of scrummy vampire men The plot is also bereft of sense Why would an immortal, ageless, undead being have any meeting of minds or fancy for a teenager who he doesn t know, especially when there s thousands of tasty vampire women for him to bone, all of whom probably bang like a shit house door when the plague s in town And why would he not immediately turn loose someone whose family was important as hers was, especially considering that the whole vampire secrecy thing is enforced by secret treaties with human governments, and pay her off to forget about it Sense is not made by this, and let s be honest Who s gonna believe a spoilt Robert Pattinson addled teenager who claims that there s a secret cabal of vampires in London and they re out to have a big fuck off war with each other They re just gonna tell her that her Vampire The Masquerade LARPing group isn t real and ignore her.Then there s the whole excusing an abusive manchild and kidnapper because he s hawt, which I ve foamed about in previous writeups.Then there s the fact that in just 334 pages, there s 61 chapters The chapters are therefore short and stumpy Yet while this can be used to make your novel all fast paced, it s really not a good idea when your protagonist spends her days moping about being captured and things go on around her It breaks up the narrative flow, especially as the chapters keep changing just as you re getting into something If ever the book has ADHD No doubt this is caused by the fact that the novel originated on social networking, and we all know what that does to one s attention span.Then there s the fact that the writing style is bland as a very bland thing I don t think there are any actual sex scenes I kinda skimmed the last half of the novel because it was completely failing to engage any interest but if there are, I bet you anything they re of the insert tab A into slot B variety.Finally, I should mention that in the acknowledgements she refers to her 16 million readers on Wattpad as kaspary Pass the sickbags.So that s about it really If you were thinking that surely 16 million internet users can t be wrong, well yes, yes they can, and here is the evidence It s a lazily written sub Twilight knockoff, flatly written, with no originality, and no believability That the author netted a six book deal with it boggles the mind, because I d rather have teeth pulled than read this again.And just in case Abigail Gibbs is reading this which I suspect she will eventually, as I m gonna cross post all my reviews of books on here onto, then yes, I could do better, and one day, should I feel the need to, I will However I m still stuck at 39,000 words in Hazelnut s Completely Indomitable Law Procedural right now, so expect Hazelnut s Utterly Bodacious Vampire Novel much later.In the meantime, I m off to read some Sheridan Le Fanuoriginally written for Everything2.com


  3. Fathima Fathima says:

    Soooo , up until the end I was all like ,Omg Yaaaaay Finally And just before that crucial moment , like THE FUCKING MOMENT that I ve been waiting for the book goes And I m like Damn it I cant wait to read the next book in this series Sooo fuckin good Full review to follow Soooo , up until the end I was all like ,Omg Yaaaaay Finally And just before that crucial moment , like THE FUCKING MOMENT that I ve been waiting for the book goes And I m like Damn it I cant wait to read the next book in this series Sooo fuckin good Full review to follow


  4. NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books} NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books} says:

    I have read this book twice and i don t know why i haven t reviewed it yet I saw that many people hated it and many others loved it I agree with the second half I don t know why but i loved that book I loved the story, i loved the characters, but beyond all that, i loved Caspar Varn With this name is it possible to not love him This book had it all inside Love, fear, political games, a prophecy Everything inside it kept me on edgeand i really enjoyed that journey I love I have read this book twice and i don t know why i haven t reviewed it yet I saw that many people hated it and many others loved it I agree with the second half I don t know why but i loved that book I loved the story, i loved the characters, but beyond all that, i loved Caspar Varn With this name is it possible to not love him This book had it all inside Love, fear, political games, a prophecy Everything inside it kept me on edgeand i really enjoyed that journey I love the stories with vampires and i have loved twilight , and i think that i loved this one also for another reasonsHere the heroes were different The vampires were bloodythirsty, ruthless, arrogant and Kaspar Varn was the worst from them all He was a predator but he had a dark charm that you couldn t resistAnd believe me when i m saying that Violet tried really hard to resist him but it was impossibleAs for the story Everything started with Violet s kidnapping because she witnessed a brutal mass murder Very soon she realised that the persons that they took her away was royal and vampires The things gotcomplex when the vampires realised that Violet s father was in a high position in the goverment After a lot of troubles, secrets and actions, Violet and Kaspar are coming really closer, but the prophecy got in the way Caspar is meant to be bound with one of the girls of the Prophecy What is this prophecy and what means for the couple I really can t tell you that The only thing that i can tell is that i really love this book and i can not wait to found outabout the other girls of the Prophecy I only have a small request Please, please Promise me that Kaspar will make some appearances to the next books Yeah, i know that he was a dark, cocky, brutal and ruthless bastard but i adore him I m a major majochist, what can i say


  5. Nicki Nicki says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book is dreadful It was written by a 15 year old girl and it shows Everybody in it behaves like a stroppy teenager, even the centuries old vampires, who should know better It s all breathless teenage romance, darting from God, I hate him to God, I love him and back again throughout the entire book The heroine, Violet, is bland and boring, and a complete Mary Sue to boot Kaspar, the vampire prince love interest, is thoroughly unpleasant He s arrogant without being charismatic He This book is dreadful It was written by a 15 year old girl and it shows Everybody in it behaves like a stroppy teenager, even the centuries old vampires, who should know better It s all breathless teenage romance, darting from God, I hate him to God, I love him and back again throughout the entire book The heroine, Violet, is bland and boring, and a complete Mary Sue to boot Kaspar, the vampire prince love interest, is thoroughly unpleasant He s arrogant without being charismatic He s apparently gorgeous, but entirely unattractive He also oscillates between God, I hate her and God, I love her None of the characters in this book ever develop They start off two dimensional and remain that way The readers are simply expected to accept plot points and vague explanations about why these two are destined to be together Violet s abrupt change of heart about vampires is waved away as Stockholm Syndrome She fails to take her chance to escape captivity because she doesn t want to see her ex boyfriend It s all pretty laughable really The writing is atrocious, overblown and painfully laboured There are spelling and grammar mistakes throughout The editors and publishers should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for this The chapters are mainly told from Violet s perspective, but sometimes jump to Kaspar s point of view This doesn t work at all Neither do Violet s dreams, when the reader is suddenly thrown to a different narrator, with no warning Throughout the novel, Kaspar calls Violet Girly , which the author seems to want us to take as a term of endearment, but is actually irritatingly patronising Which brings me to something else that really bothered me Many of the characters repeatedly refer to Violet as a bitch, a slut or a whore These are words that are only ever used for a female character Kaspar, who is undoubtedly muchpromiscuous than Violet, isn t referred to like this I found it quite disturbing that a young female writer felt the need to resort to using sexist slurs like this so often.There are so many things wrong with this book, I m amazed that it got published Apparently, it was a internet hit, so it smacks greatly of a publisher trying to cash in after the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon I, for one, certainly won t be picking up the sequel


  6. Ayra Ayra says:

    The sequel, Autumn Rose, has a publication date of January 28, 2014 I was one of the lucky ones to have read this on Wattpad up to chapter 61 before chapters were taken down It was formely known as Dinner With a Vampire Did I Mention I m Vegetarian However, the author who is known as Canse12 on Wattpad never posted the ending So now I m on the edge of my seat anticipating the release of this book so very very badly.EDITI m finally reading this after waiting for what felt like a very long The sequel, Autumn Rose, has a publication date of January 28, 2014 I was one of the lucky ones to have read this on Wattpad up to chapter 61 before chapters were taken down It was formely known as Dinner With a Vampire Did I Mention I m Vegetarian However, the author who is known as Canse12 on Wattpad never posted the ending So now I m on the edge of my seat anticipating the release of this book so very very badly.EDITI m finally reading this after waiting for what felt like a very long time I find the edited versionconcise, though because I ve read the Wattpad version I know all this extra info on the plot of the story Reading the story on Wattpad has me knowing the plot of most of the story and yet the story is still captivating and interesting.I was hooked from the first page and the ending was a high and dramatic one


  7. Erin Erin says:

    3.5 sexy and fun stars I hauled this out of the bargain bin at a boxing day sale, so really it didn t owe me a lot However, I was promised the sexiest read of the year and well it did gain some points there The story..Violet Lee is just an ordinary 17 year old British girl hanging out in Trafalgar square until she witnesses six vampires annihilate 30 men She is kidnapped and brought to the royal house Violet is pretty pissed that she is now with a bunch of murderers and does what she can to 3.5 sexy and fun stars I hauled this out of the bargain bin at a boxing day sale, so really it didn t owe me a lot However, I was promised the sexiest read of the year and well it did gain some points there The story..Violet Lee is just an ordinary 17 year old British girl hanging out in Trafalgar square until she witnesses six vampires annihilate 30 men She is kidnapped and brought to the royal house Violet is pretty pissed that she is now with a bunch of murderers and does what she can to drive the royal family crazy especially heir to the throne, Kaspar Kaspar is a an absolute asshole and treats Violet like crap and of course this means that the two are totally going to hook up Of course, Violet also has to deal with her father, secretary of defense minister being a littleinvolved in the vampire world than she thinks AND that she just might be the key to an ancient prophecy My thoughtsI see all the one stars and I totally get where everyone is coming from, except that I do find the writing is good not great, but good and the plot had a lot of potential There are some great secondary characters in this Fabian, Layla, Cain, the King etc Sure, I would like to sit young Violet down and explain why Kaspar is not the fellow on which a gal should build her future on,BUT despite that I couldn t stop reading and I freaking loved it Cotton candy for my brain


  8. Naoms Naoms says:

    Originally Posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek I have to be completely honest I didn t finish this book and I honestly don t believe I can I just can t I have finished some not so great books in my life I finished Fifty Shades Freed, Beautiful Bastard and Eve, just to see how they would end, but I just cannot continue More than not being my style of book, it is just horrible.The first thing I noticed about this book is that the writing isn t very good Ok, I will admit Originally Posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek I have to be completely honest I didn t finish this book and I honestly don t believe I can I just can t I have finished some not so great books in my life I finished Fifty Shades Freed, Beautiful Bastard and Eve, just to see how they would end, but I just cannot continue More than not being my style of book, it is just horrible.The first thing I noticed about this book is that the writing isn t very good Ok, I will admit that most YA paranormal books are not Pulitzer winning, but this was immediately difficult for me to stomach The dialogue is stilted, dry and just plain cheesy The author tries to make Kasper into this dangerously powerful guy, but he just talks too much Before I was fifty pages in, he d alluded to his royal status, made false clich vamp threats and used an abusive amount of force against Violet many, many times Due to his nonstop bragging, I could not take him seriously Powerful men don t have to yell I AM POWERFUL A good writer should be able to show us power without the characters telling us.I read books like this and realize they are the reason why I am forced to abide stares and mockery when I admit to reading PNR, fantasy and YA This book is receiving a lot of hype The author is a teenager who was given a substantial book deal The news will get out about this book Just like with Twilight, people not familiar with the genre will pick this book up and assume this is what all the books are like And once again the genre will get a bad rap.Violet, similar to Kasper, talks too much She is arrogant, sarcastic and cannot shut up to save her life The opening sequence consists of a bloody battle, a revelation of a new species and a kidnapping Through it all Violet snaps at these violent beings, complains, throws out accusations and declares that she cannot run any longer, because she is dying Yup, on many obituaries you read that a person died due to running too long I am sure that the author made Violet outspoken to show that she is strong, etc, but I found her to be annoying and unrealistic A realistic teenage girl would be in shock at all the carnage, she would be terrified, she would be stunned and then traumatized A normal teenage girl would then find the will to survive and find a way to get out of there alive or at the very least try her best not to be noticed or gain the wrath of her kidnappers Violet just runs around calling people mad men, ignoring rules and all around missing the incredibly dangerous situation she finds herself in.Besides the not so great writing, I just cannot abide this romance I can t There is a scene where Violet is coming through from being unconscious We see this from Kasper s point of view, so we know that he knows she is regaining consciousness and he slaps her really hard This is not a healthy love story Violet obviously is suffering from Stockholm syndrome and I think that this abusive male love interest is getting really, really old Especially in YA Come on Young Adult authors, write teenage girls love interests that are worthy of them, that are respectful and kind This guy Kaspar is one of the worst love interests I have ever read Just a horrible person.I feel bad I know this is a young writer and it s great that the next generation is writing, etc, but honestly, why did the publishers not make her revise, revise and revise Why does it feel like a first draft Why wasn t it fine tuned and adjusted I just can t believe how awful this was


  9. Marina Marina says:

    BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL.Read in 2 days, completely sucked in pun intended.Why is it so hard to write about books you loved I feel at such a loss for words and that familiar warmth when you have trully enjoyed a read.The originality of this story blew my mind in bits and fireworks When you hear the words vampires and romance , you think you have everything figured out But in all earnest, there is absolutely nothing predictable How is this for a first meeting Kaspar, are w BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL.Read in 2 days, completely sucked in pun intended.Why is it so hard to write about books you loved I feel at such a loss for words and that familiar warmth when you have trully enjoyed a read.The originality of this story blew my mind in bits and fireworks When you hear the words vampires and romance , you think you have everything figured out But in all earnest, there is absolutely nothing predictable How is this for a first meeting Kaspar, are we going to clean this one up or just leave it said the one who stood nearest the fountain,even his fiery red hair dull compared to the water he swirled his fingers through We ll leave it as a little message for any other hunters who think they can cross us, he replied Scum, he added, spitting on the nearest limp body.His voice had lost its cool and had been replaced with a deep, satisfied sneer, and anger began tooverride the fear as I watched him carelessly kick the arm of another dying man out of his way, causinghim to let out one last meagre moan Jerk, I breathed.He froze.So did I I held my breath, stomach knotted He can t possibly have heard me from across the square.That s just not possible But slowly, almost leisurely, he turned so that he faced me. You think Violet is smitten by Kaspar, swoons, melts, drops her panties the moment he sets eyes on her NO Perhaps the moment he corners her NO Maybe when he first bites her WRONG AGAIN No no no don t pull the charmer on me, buddy.God, I can honestly say the following Violet is one of the most level headed, perfectly written, mature and complete heroines I have ever read about Not to mention the insurmountable wittiness, sense of humour, stubborness and courageKidnapped by a vampire, death by a squid How tragicKaspar is the perfect example of the bad vampire lost in his inhumanity, resigned later on to a fate that has other plans for him, but is ultimately found in his darkness by the person he chose to treat with indifference and contempt Little did he knowHe sighed, his hands tangling themselves in my already knotted hair Violet, don t ever leave me Whatever happens however things get, just don t go PleaseAnd finally the action No THE ACTION That was really something to behold You freakin never get bored The mix of political games, deception, evil plots, fate and romance, all destined to make your head spin till you turn page after page, gulping down the amazingness of this story sigh D


  10. Mizuki Mizuki says:

    What should you do if you wanted to read good vampire romance okay, gay or lesbian ones, please these days I found I only have two options 1 Search through a sea of vampire fanfics and find the few good ones 2 Write the stories yourself sighs Ah, woe is me.Note I read the Chinese translation of this novel.Sadly, this vampire romance novel doesn t live up to any of my expectation and my expectation has never been high when it comes to the mainstream heterosexual vampire romances I m What should you do if you wanted to read good vampire romance okay, gay or lesbian ones, please these days I found I only have two options 1 Search through a sea of vampire fanfics and find the few good ones 2 Write the stories yourself sighs Ah, woe is me.Note I read the Chinese translation of this novel.Sadly, this vampire romance novel doesn t live up to any of my expectation and my expectation has never been high when it comes to the mainstream heterosexual vampire romances I m not saying you also won t like this book just because I don t like it, but the heroine doesn t do any meaningful thing in a whole freaking 400 pages book, and I don t even want to befriend any of those vampires not to mention forming a romantic relationship with any of them I mean, even a few vampires who were nice at first turn out to be jackasses later , it s really disappointing.Plus, a male vampire sleeping around with tons of females is accepted and allowed with no question asked, but when a human girl slept with one single male vampire Then she is slut shamed by the whole community How great In this novel, vampires can live for 1000 years andbut I swear I can t see one single homosexual or bisexual vampire in this crowdLast but not least, the male love interest is rude to almost everyone, especially to the heroineI get that vampires are supposed to be ruthless, warlike, blood crazed and rough around the edges..but sometimes there is no excuse for this level of rudeness and arrogance.Since I don t have time to write vampire fanfics for my own pleasure, I ll just go back to read the Immortals After Dark series instead


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