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Dinner with a Vampire - Abigail Gibbs

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Paperback: 560 pages / Publisher: Harper Voyager / Published: 11 Oct 2012

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      21.02.2013 07:23
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      A book i won't bother with again!

      My mother in law, knowing my love for anything vampire related, decided she was going to treat me, in the form of this new book, and as i DO judge a book by it's cover (i know sooo shallow!), was quitely confident it was going to be a great read!

      Violet Lee is an unassuming young woman, always the one to be treated badly by men, and always seeming to be the one waiting for others, she finds herself in this particular situation one Friday night, only for her to witness the most horrific of murders, where multiple victims not only get killed, but also have their blood drank too!

      Feeling she should get away she unfortunately draws attention to herself, and becomes an abductee, with the fact her father is a leading politition being the only fact that seems to be keeping her alive.......or is it?

      She soon discovers that there are more evil things in this world, with her seeming to be an integral part of it, and even with her feelings of absolute revulsion towards these "people", and how they feed and live, she can't but help feeling a connection and a real attraction to the prince Kasper Varn.

      This has all the trademark elements that would normally make this the perfect read for me, vampires (obviously!), an other wordly romance, and the chance of a bit of sex/biting (or both, yes i am a tramp! Lol!), with this even going as far as advertising this as the "sexiest romance you'll read this year"!

      What i actually got was an intriguing start, with the quite harsh murder scene being within the first few pages of the book, than the continued sense that the book was just about to get started...........but never did!

      There seemed to be an awful lot of scene setting, with the same theme being the subject of it....which was the untimely death of the vampire Queen, and a so-called prophecy that must come to pass for vampires to continue as a race, though by the time the prophecy was explained (very near the end of the book!), i didn't really undersatnd the significance of it, and to be honest didn't really care!

      There are a few quite readable scene's, usually involving Violet and Kasper, but found that they were not really that erotic, as to me Violet was a fantastic and fiesty character, but Kaper was a spoiled and dislikable creature, seeming to force himself on her, not erotic and at times quite uncomfortable reading!

      There are a also a few quite disturbing scenes too, unlike many other books within the vampire genre i have read before, this does try to indicate that vampires are actually killers, and romance is not really very high on their agenda's, so when one particular vamp decides he wants Violet, what ensues is a very brutal almost rape scene, not very pleasant at all!

      All in all i felt like i was waiting for things to happen, and when they finally did i really could care less, it was a slow and labourious read, one of which i will NOT be repeating again!

      Price wise this is available from www.asda.co.uk for around the £3.86 mark, though i would reccomend you borrow first!

      Thanks for reading x

      ISBN 978-0-00-750367-4

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