7 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful
Ellen (gremlin) - reviewed Blood Memories (Vampire Memories, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
While I was interested up through about chapter 9, after that I found it fairly boring. There was a lot of time spent in flashbacks of the history of various characters and not a whole lot happening in the present. It felt a bit like the first of a series with all the setup of the world and the characters, but this was first published in 1999 and there's no sequel at this time.
Added: I wrote the above 1/2/2009, and in 2009 the sequel was published, with another to come in 2010. So maybe it'd be worth reading after all, if the later books are any better. I just didn't find this interesting enough to bother getting the next book. I also gave up on the Noble Dead series after book 6, in case that helps you decide if we might like the same things.
Sort of a Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Horror novel. Definately not a romance. Eliesha is a vampire, who's Sire created her for only one purpose. She's been doing as expected for decades, while hiding among Humans. Then, her only vampire friend brings attention to her, and she is chased by a couple of humans who suspect what she is. Eliesha has to hide, while still fulfilling her Sire's expectations. She learns more about her kind, which could mean her death. A fair amount of violence, and killing. Overall, interesting plot. Eliesha learns the mysteries of her kind, while on the run. The book is pretty good.
Reader-girl - reviewed Blood Memories (Vampire Memories, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
I did not think it was up to her standards, but I am keeping it or I will just keep getting again. Maybe no. 2 in the series will pick up the pace. I didn't care for #7 in Noble dead either so maybe this was just a bad spot for her.
I enjoyed this book (much different from the collaborative Noble Dead series). Told from the point of view of a long-lived vamp being hunted along with others of her kind. Recommended for anyone who wants to immerse her/him self in a fantasy world in the modern age.
Written in the voice of a newly born vampire, slightly different than normal vampire books, Iliesha has to learn on her own what she has become in order to take care of her makers elderly father turned vampire after altshimers sets in. Her maker just sends her and his father to America in the 1800's with no knowledge of how to survive other than to avoid sunlight. I found it interesting to read.