Publication date: May 2011
Source: Review copy from publisher
Series: Revenants, Book 1
Things I Liked:
While at first glance, this book appears to be a Twilight knock-off, substituting vampires with revenants, I was still intrigued by its unique elements. I liked our fair heroine, who has spunk and vitality and doesn't go easily into her world of monsters and death without some kicking and screaming. I really enjoyed the Parisian setting, which also added some fun elements to a very familiar plot. And the added bonus of her sister and grandparents was also refreshing. A pretty good paranormal, over all.
Things I Didn't Like:
The romance didn't do anything for me, though to be fair I think paranormal romance is not my cup of cocoa. Despite Plum's best efforts to avoid insta-love of the eternal variety and the vampire culture (repeated jokes about NOT being vampires abound), I think the romance was a little too much too soon. I liked that Kate fought it, but I don't like that it was just so inevitable. I was also very unsurprised by any of the plot twists. It doesn't end on a cliffhanger, which is very nice for a change, but I currently have no strong urges to pick up the next one.
Twilight fans will likely enjoy it
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BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
a few, no f-bombs
some heavy kissing
a few vivid scenes, but not really graphic
Overall rating: ***
Will we forever be doomed to compare all paranormal romance books to Twilight? Do you think there will ever be a book in that genre as big?
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