Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The Turning [Blood Ties #1] Jennifer Armintrout

Title - The Turning
Author - Jennifer Armintrout


"I'm no coward. I want to make that perfectly clear. But after my life turned into a horror movie, I take fear a lot more seriously now. I finally became Dr. Carrie Ames just eight months ago. Then I was attacked in the hospital morgue by a vampire. Just my luck.

So now I'm a vampire, and it turns out I have a blood tie to the monster who sired me. The tie works like an invisible leash and I'm bound to him no matter what I do. And of course he's one of the most evil vampires on earth. With my sire hell-bent on turning me into a soulless killer and his sworn enemy set to exterminate me, things couldn't get much worse--except I'm attracted to them both.

Drinking blood, living as an immortal demon and being a pawn between two warring vampire factions isn't exactly how I'd imagined my future. But as my father used to say, the only way to conquer fear is to face it. So that's what I'll do. Fangs bared"


So it's been a while since I have actually reviewed anything and to ease my way back into this I decided to dive into my favourite genre.

This book had a promising beginning. I liked the way vampires were re-imagined to be more monstrous, very Buffy-esk which I really liked. I loved the writing style too, it's very quick and witty. Heck I even actually really liked Ziggy as a character but my problem begins the moment Carrie meets Cyrus. It's like all the charm and smart drains out of her and she begins to act like a cat in heat. She watches him drink from a dead body that he was more than willing to admit that he has killed, actually killed one of her colleagues and nearly killed her but the moment Cyrus walks in she is acts like her libido is on fire and knowing that he is a murdering rapist vampire does not stop her.

I mean I can get past her daddy issues and uncertain love triangle if the main good guys in this world are vampires who want to voluntarily go extinct for humans. I mean who is going to believe that most vampires want to make sure that they all die off. I don't think Ms Armintrout has ever heard of nature's most primal urge self preservation and something as predatory as vampires are not all going to want to die out even is pop culture paints them as brooding tormented men.

All in all I was rather disappointing seeing as I was recommended this book with a high praise. 

Product Detail
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Mira (June 1st 2006)
Language: English
Author's Website: www.jenniferarmintrout.com
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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