Saturday, February 2, 2008

Yasmine Galenorn "Darkling"

Personal Opinion: Didn't Like it. But for this one I have to allow some caveats.

First, this is the third book in a series. The Otherworld species and connections were overwelming and boring at the same time, but obviously if I hadn't jumped into the series here, that wouldn't have been such an issue.

Second, I'm not into the 'urban' sub-genre so much. I like fantasy, vampires etc. I like ass-kicking and trash talking in my films, but not so much in my books. Just doesn't translate as well for me.

Third, there is no third caveat, sorry. This is not a book about two characters falling in love. It's a book about Menolly's journey toward recovery from her torture at the hands of her sire vampire. I thought it was interesting how sex was used in the book, not to deepen an intimacy between two characters, but to heal one character using various partners. I didn't hate the book cause it diverted from the 'romance' rules, the story just didn't grab me, I didn't care too much about the characters, and I found myself skimming it just to finish.

Modern Paranormal Vampire Urban Book 2008: 2 of 5 Supernaturals.

1 comment:

Stewart said...

I'm not ashamed to admit that this pictured scared me a little.