Monday, October 7, 2013

Vampires Among Us (Vampires Among Us 1) by Alice Brown

Excellent Start to a New Series

4 out of 5 Stars

What did you like:
The author did a good job setting up this new world. There was lots of information and a believable community. There is a good basis for a series, as the secondary characters are well developed. It was a nice change of pace to see that the community, while well developed still had improvement and places to grow. I predict that the underground community will grow along with the storyline in the following books. The hero was just what the heroine needed; he was patient, loving and yet still an alpha male able to give off protective vibes. It was nice to see his vulnerabilities but not have them be debilitating ones or ones that would weaken the heroine. The heroine had a nice twist (her ability to dream events) which saved everyone, balancing her contributions, so it wasn't just the hero saving people.

What did you not like:
The only part that I had issue with was implied inconsistency. In the beginning Shawn was in a rage and obviously stronger than a human but while he managed to beat her, he didn't actually kill her. I find it hard to believe that if he was so intoxicated and out of it mentally (reliving his service days) that he was able to control his strength enough to avoid killing her. Especially as it seemed as if she was being beaten multiple times in a quick succession.

Would you recommend to a friend: Absolutely, it was a great start to a new series and I look forward to more stories from this author.

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