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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Review - Thirst (The Energy Vampires #1) by Jacquelyn Frank

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Title: Thirst
(The Energy Vampires #1)
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Category/Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017

A hidden society of vampires—and the humans they love—are at the heart of this opening novel in a biting, all-original series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga.

Rafe DaSilva is an energy vampire, soaking up nourishment from the sun—and, only when necessary, drawing sweet sustenance from humans who are pure in body and spirit. As the right-hand man to his queen, Rafe is a key player at a historic peace summit in New York City, which will unite the vampire nations against a common threat: the sycophants, who feed on humanity and kill indiscriminately. But Rafe’s fascination with a beautiful blond police detective may put everything at risk.

Detective Renee Holden has never worked a homicide quite like this. The victim has twin puncture wounds on his neck, and the only eyewitness swears she saw a vampire. Now’s definitely not the time to get distracted by a seductive stranger. But the suave, darkly austere, exotically handsome Rafe DaSilva is a hard man to deny, and as Renee falls under his spell, she also falls prey to his enemies. Desperate to protect her, Rafe lifts the veil on a shadow realm she can only visit—a world of intoxicating power, terrifying dangers, and forbidden pleasures.
Buy Links: Amazon

3 "Energy Vampires" Stars

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Loveswept!

Warning #1: Due to the holiday season and the lack of Internet access, I’m keeping my reviews short & sweet. Back to the normal speed next year. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, guys!

As a fan of paranormal romance, I’ve been missing and waiting for this genre to make its official comeback. Who doesn’t love a good supernatural creature falls for human girl love story? I certainly do.

While Thirst, the first book in this author’s new series about energy vampires
was interesting, it didn’t satiate my thirst (see what I did there?) for this genre. It was a good book; but not a great one.

Here’s a list of what I liked and what I didn’t about Thirst:

Positives: The premised introduced a twist on the vampire tale, not only because those vampires had a different source of food (energy), but because they were created in a different way (can’t say much because of spoilers). The characters were likable enough. The MC was strong, both physically and mentally. She asked the right questions and acted in a way that made sense. She wasn’t silly or naïve to the point where I was rolling my eyes, which often happens with main characters in paranormal stories. The love interest – the energy vampire – was kind, reasonable and Portuguese, which made him even more interesting to me.

Could’ve been better: I missed a good villain. There was a villain, but he wasn’t remarkable or interesting enough, in my opinion. For a paranormal romance, I expected much more in the heat and sexiness level. The main couple lacked chemistry and their romance was sort of insta-lovey. But the thing that bothered me the most in this book were the major POV shifts. The story is told in third person, with segments alternating between the male and female main character’s POV… or so it was supposed to me, but there were major segments where the POV simply shifted from one person to the other. That’s a big no-no to me.

Overall, the pacing worked, which means the story was likable enough. It just lacked that extra factor to keep me truly invested.
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