Monday 13 June 2011

The Vampire Who Loved Me by Theresa Meyers - Book Review

Title: The Vampire Who Loved Me
Author: Theresa Meyers
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: 24th May 2011
Format: E-Book - PDF
Pages: 288
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Review Copy from Author/Bewitching Book Tours

Dr. Rebecca Chamberlin hated nothing more than the vampires who had turned her loved ones into creatures of the night…until she became one herself. Now her experimental vaccine has become more urgent than ever, and has made her the target of vampire security chief Achilles Stefanos.

Built like a god with golden hair and an irresistible allure, Achilles made her feel passion the way no mortal man had before. Beck could no more deny her craving for him than she could the hated bloodlust in her veins. But when her vaccine fell into the wrong hands, Beck had a difficult choice to make—one that challenged everything she'd always believed....
(Goodreads Synopsis)

This is a book that I liked, but couldn't quite bring myself to love.

I liked the main idea behind this book - that a vaccine could be developed to make vampires mortal again - but I did find myself anticipating the plot a couple of times, which spoilt the suspense a little.

The two lead characters, Rachel and Achilles, are both fairly well written and yet they were that tiny bit too cliched for me to care deeply for them. That said, I liked some of the vampire 'powers' and 'rules' and I thought that the author used them to good effect at certain points in the story. And, while these were not characters I will treasure forever, I did care enough that I wanted to continue reading and learn how their story would end.

The ending was my main gripe with the story. I won't give anything away, but to me it didn't quite gel with what had gone before. I didn't see the point of it being there and it just made me think of the Twilight saga when I should have been lost in the story.

The ending aside, there were no glaring flaws in this book - the pacing was fine, the characters were reasonably well fleshed out and the dialogue was believable, but I think it just didn't have that spark for me.

In conclusion: a pleasant read and a nice story idea, but just not quite the right fit for me.

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