Monday 13 August 2012

REVIEW, Chasing Midnight by Susan Krinard

They call the, leeches—blood-sucking parasites that and self-respecting werewolf would want nothing to do with. But Allegra is no ordinary vampire....

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Chasing Midnight
Series: Vampire/Werewolf trilogy # 1
Pub: 2007, MIRA
Author: Susan Krinard
Cat: historical paranormal romance
Format: paperback (mid); 458 pp w/ 28 chapters
Whose: Allegra & Griffin
Age Range: adult

By day, Allegra Chase lives among the artists and eccentrics of 1920s Greenwich Village, in search of adventure. By night, she haunts the city’s back alleys and seedy bars, driven by a more primal hunger.
Here, amid the glitz and unrestrained morals of jazz-age society, even a vampire can fall prey to the temptations of the flesh. One look into the golden eyes of the dashing Griffin Durant, and Allegra knows she’s not dealing with just a man...
Thought their kind have been enemies for centuries, Griffin has never encountered a vampire as independent, uninhibited or eager for his touch as Allegra. Yet their newfound desire is threatened by a jealous vampire master, and a race war seems inevitable. Griffin and Allegra must struggle to stay out of harm’s way – and hold on to their dream of an eternity of passion.

It’s about a vampire whose patron has died and the master wants Allegra as his own. And a werewolf that’s separated himself and sister from the pack.

It’s more about a time when the world is changing. Woman what to have a life like any male, what to wear what the wish, do as they want. But there are still men out there that look upon this woman with a curled lip, for that’s not what they should be doing.
This story is very much about an older style man, meeting a new age woman, and a passion he hadn’t felt in his life. But there is more than a vampire boss who wants her and that could keep them apart... she is a vampire and immortal, werewolves, though they live longer, are not.

This read: you see I’m not sure if I found this book interesting or not. If I liked the main characters or if they annoyed me. All I know is that it wasn’t a bad book. though not really one of my favourites.

The main characters are on ends with each other of wanting to fuck. They are completely different and yet when push comes to shove they are perfect for each other.
I from what I remember from the first time and from the re-read this time, there wasn’t anything that truly pulled me in though I couldn’t really put it down. It’s intriguing even when it annoys that 21st century feminist I have inside me. But at least the shit you want to scream at him for he gets screamed about anyway, because Allegra isn’t a woman who will sit by while the man wine and dine her. She’s the type of woman, where it written in the 70’s she would have taken off the bra and burned it in front of his old age ideals. As it was, what he said, and how he acted where what the ideals of the world still held and so that type of personalities that shouldn’t have been good together made for some great augments.

Chasing Midnight, Dark of the Moon, Code of the Wolf

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