BLOOD ON SILK
Author: Marie Treanor
Source: Author Submission
*I received this book free of
charge in exchange for an honest review*
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade; 1 edition (September 7, 2010)
While in Romania researching historical superstitions, Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk comes upon the folk tale of Saloman, a seductive prince staked centuries ago, legend’s most powerful vampire. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers supernatural legends that have come alive. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman’s hunger, and it’s going to unite them in ways neither could have imagined.
This book took me a bit to finish. It is not because it was too long of a read, but more of ‘digging through narrative’ kind of read. The author used a lot of narrative and long descriptions to make a simple point. Sometimes this can be a good thing, but in this book, it seemed to be repetitive. I found myself skipping through these parts because at times, the description felt like it was words to just make a word count.
Saloman was the typical broody and deadly vampire. I couldn’t enjoy his character too much because he seemed vile and evil to me. I couldn’t get an ounce of human emotion for him and his personality. Elizabeth was odd for me. While she was strong in parts, she also had a weak side as well. That is fine for me. I like my characters to have flaws at times and that can make a great book in itself. Yet, I still couldn’t bring myself to care what happened to her either.
While I did finish the book, and the author peaked my interest near the end to read the next one, this wasn’t a typical vampire story I normally would read. I just couldn’t bring myself to love or care about the characters. I will say that just because I am not a fan of this book doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. This darker sort of story might be your taste. I could have been having an off day in reading this and it just didn’t appeal to me at that time. If you are a fan of the darker stories, you should give it a go. Overall, not one I will re read, but I might give the second book a chance to redeem this one.
If the library doesn’t have it, don’t worry about reading it! 2 STARS