Book Reviews of Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1)

Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1)
Crimson City - Crimson City, Bk 1
Author: Liz Maverick
ISBN-13: 9780505526229
ISBN-10: 0505526220
Publication Date: 7/30/2005
Pages: 357
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 220 ratings
Publisher: Love Spell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 5
A nice, solid start to the series. The exposition occasionally felt forced, and the plot has been done before. But, really, it's difficult to find a unique twist on the vampire-mortal thing at this point. The series as a whole varies in quality, with this one landing solidly in the middle. If you like the supernatural genre and are interested in this series, give it a try before you read one of the later, more "different" books.
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Helpful Score: 3
In a Los Angeles of the future, in the aftermath of a war between human, vampire and werewolf species that gave the city it's new name, Crimson City, Dain and his fellow B-Ops members work to keep a fragile peace. But the shit is going to hit the fan when a rogue Mech (cyborg) assasinates the vampire leaders and leaves a power vacuum that the inexperienced Fleur struggles to fill, while trying to deal with a forbidden love that's blossoming between her and Dain. Can the two keep Crimson City from being drowned in blood again? And what will happen to their doomed, star-crossed love?

*** It's nice to see a vampire/human romance with the vampire being female for a change, and that both characters are struggling with real problems instead of fake, angsty BS - Fleur is still paying for turning a human for love's sake, despite the fact that it's against vampire law; and Dain has no memories of his beloved wife who was murdered by vampires, and now he's falling in love with a woman who's of the same species that destroyed his life. My only problem was that there didn't really seem to be much chemistry between them - I agree with another reviewer about being more interested in Marius and Jill's story. Still, it's competently written and the story about an impending war between the species is tense and exciting.

Conclusion: Recommended, but more for the suspense than a romance.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the beginning of a vamp series written by different authors. The first installment was an OK read, but the vamp girl seemed to wimpy to me. But it did hold my attention enough that I wanted to see what happens in the next book.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a fun book set in a futuristic Los Angeles where a vampire/ human/werewolf caste system has evolved. Vampires are the wealthy, the humans are the middle class, and the werewolves are the lower classes. The main story involves a young vampire girl who is coming into her place in the clan and her fascination with a certain human male. I look forward to the next book in this series.
reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
This book is an okay paranormal. It starts out a multi-author series that covers 5 different species. This is about vampire Fleur Dumont and her human friend. It's a good place to start paranormals.
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Helpful Score: 3
A good, moderately fast read. I was previously unfamiliar with this author, but I would read more by her now.

Besides being a good stand-alone story, this book is an intro. to the world of Crimson City, created by Liz Maverick. Several other authors were then invited to create stories set in this world. I suggest you start here and read them all, though each one will stand on it's own. There is even an anthology of short stories. If you like this one search Romance for "Crimson" to find more.
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Helpful Score: 1
Intesting start to series. slow at first but got better as it went on
reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book, I was between books in the series' I read and was happy to find a new refreshing in spin on vampires. I cant wait to read the next one.
reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on
Just finished. It's not as good as the first one i read. But it is still worth a read.
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Not very good
reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Interesting read, fast paced and good character development. The plot seems to be a bit disjointed and missing some details that would give the story more flow.
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After devouring the Laurell K. Hamilton series I was really missing my Anita Blake fix... but this series stepped right up to the plate! Crimson City explores a vampire culture in a new, but still familiar way. I'm already on book 5 of this series... and can't put the books down!
reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on
This story reminds me of a "Twilight" meets "Underworld" type story. It has a species-crossed love story along with a lot of action with a who-done-it mystery.
reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Good first in a series and an interesting series idea.
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Terrible, awful book, I was very disappointed! The plot - was there a plot? The characters were all over the place and there was a lot of pronoun confusion, incredibly annoying. I love vampire tales and I am continuing with this series only because I hear it gets better. I can't say that I am eager for more Liz Maverick. Perhaps I am being too harsh, but this book was dull. I've read better.
reviewed Crimson City (Crimson City, Bk 1) on
good book, the first one i read. after this I had to find the rest of the series.
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This book is part of a series written by different authors. The series is as follows:

#1 Crimson City - Liz Maverick
#2 A Taste of Crimson - Marjorie M. Liu
#3 Through a Crimson Veil - Patti O'Shea
#4 A Darker Crimson - Carolyn Jewel
#5 Seduced by Crimson - Jade Lee
#6 Crimson Rogue - Liz Maverick
#7 Shards of Crimson (anthology) - Liz Maverick, Patti O'Shea, Carolyn Jewel, Jade Lee
#8 Crimson & Steam - Liz Maverick

I've read through the sixth book, I give them all somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. Not bad, not the greatest thing I've ever read.
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Very enjoyable. I liked both main characters.
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very good.
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this book goes with a series. if you can get them all, you will surly be a happy reader