Monday, 20 August 2012

REVIEW, Dark of the Moon by Susan Krinard

The vampire gang of New York are more dangerous than mortals dream

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Dark of the Moon
Series: Vampire/Werewolf trilogy # 2
Pub: 2008, MIRA
Author: Susan Krinard
Cat: historical paranormal romance
Format: paperback (mid); 442 pp w/ 25 chapters
Whose: Gwen & Dorian
Age Range: adults

His iron hand once kept the warring vampire clans of decedent 1920’s New York from one another’s throats. But now, outcast from his own kind, Dorian Black haunts the back alleys of the city alone... Until the night he meets reporter Gwen Murphy and feels something stir within him for the first time in centuries.
Gwen has stumbled upon the story of a lifetime—a mysterious cult of blood drinkers—and she’ll do anything to uncover the truth and make her mark...despite the danger. Unaware of Dorian’s involvement and sensing his loneliness, she offers him kindness and friendship—and eventually her heart.
But in order to protect Gwen, Dorian will soon be forced to do the unthinkable...

The book.... it’s all about this vampire, the one that killed the evil dude in the first book (if you have read it) and his inability to get rid of the guilt, grief and madness that killing his proton has set upon him. And then came Gwen, a woman that sparked something inside him when no other had. Only there was problems, the main one being that she new to much and in the mind of the vampires around them she needed to be silenced. One of the head dude give Dorian the job, though instead of killing her he turns her. Which of course caused so many more problems and that’s before you think about the fact that she’s gotta be pissed that he did this to her. they need to run, and while running (though they had stopped) Dorian realised that she isn’t safe with him and so he tries to push her away—this only works, kinda and then they end up back in New York and they figure out what’s really going on and Gwen saves the day.
It’s a mouthful and a half, though sorry if that spoils the book for you, it really shouldn’t, cause there is so much more, and yet, I tell you about it because it wasn’t all that I expected, maybe because it took so long (nearly having my halfway through the book) before anything real starts, and when it does, you kind of already figured half the crap out—‘talk about slow characters...’ or that’s what I thoughts. It made it as predictable as me tell you, hence the reason for the spill, think of reading the above in a melodeon. And yet the end was a surprise, pleasant as it was, and an end that actually took a hold of you.

This read: I really like this book. I think more so this time round then the first, like because I knew the end already there wasn’t so much that I had to keep pace with, that I had to remember so that the story flows and that I could follow it.
It was just, for me, the story sat better and I fell more into the strides with what was going on and what it was about and the characters. it was like I could look at only the characters and not have to worry about the rest of the story. Because I already knew it.

It’s just one of those books that is much better for a snugly read on a rainy day, especially if it’s already been read.

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

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