Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review: Vampyre Kisses

Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
* Received copy from author for review

Summary: Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who seems content with her life, but deep down craves more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her world and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more amazed to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind. 

Faith learns that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere -- especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty. 

Now surrounded by a world filled with mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems? 

Review: Vampire's have been found in so many books in the past few years. I bet you've seen tons in bookstores and probably even read at least a few (or maybe 10, or 50). Now I'm bet you're thinking why another vampire book? Well I can honestly say you have never read a vampire book like this one. There wasn't just Vampires. You will also find witches, werewolves, shapeshifters and Greek Gods. Yes, Greek Gods! It was a new twist to the paranormal tale. Greek Mythology added to the story made everything so intriguing.  

The characters were enjoyable. Each one had their own distinct personality. One of the main characters, Faith was a great strong female character, who was caring and just an over-all great person to read about. Trent, the vampire, I didn't like as much. It felt like he was like every other vampire I've read. He did have a Irish (swoon worthy) accent though. My over all favorite character in the book had to be the 'cat'.  He was so cute, I just wanted to steal him. 

Throughout the book the point of view switched almost every chapter. I'm not to much of a fan of switching point of views and in Vampyre Kisses sometimes it worked but sometimes it didn't. In the beginning there was one scene that we saw in Faith's POV and then in Trent's. It was unnecessary and a bit boring to read the same thing twice. After that it did get better, only repeating things a few times. Sometimes it was necessary to have the two point of views and actually enjoyable. There was also some great actions scenes that I think made up for the switching point of views. Elizabeth Kolodziej definitely has a talent for writing action scenes. They were intense and fast pace, and you could never stop reading during one of them.

Since Vampyre Kisses was self published there were quite a few mistakes throughout the book but that's something you'll get with most, if not all self published books. Vampyre Kisses is also an adult book, which I have to mention because this is a young adult book blog. Make sure you are comfortable reading adult books if you're going to pick this one up. 

Despite some mistakes and cheesy lines I did enjoy Vampyre Kisses. The plot was so unique that I just couldn't stop reading. If you're looking for a new paranormal book to pick up, this might be one for you. 


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