Release Date: March 20, 2011
Source: Download Destination
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Review Date: March 5, 2012
Rating: 2 bookmarks
Short story, short review. Overall, this was an decent read. A few more thing stood out to me as being different about the vampires in this story than what we are traditionally used reading about in this genre. Vampires get weaker as they get older, instead of stronger. The Vamps in this world can commit suicide with a little yellow pill, etc. Like I said in my review of Turned, I still believe that these stories are two short. Turned and Loved should have been one book. One of the last lines of Loved is Caitlin telling to Caleb, “Turn me!” …as she begins to die. That’s how I would have expected Turned to finish.
In this book, we follow Caitlin and Caleb as they search for the sword that will either save or ruin the world. Sam searches for his dad, falls for Samantha. Samantha, on the evil Vamp side, really only wants to find the sword, thus using Sam. The evil Vamps release a toxin intended to kill everyone. One of the evil vampires (I can’t remember his name right now) is ousted from their group and he goes on his own hunt for Caitlin in hopes to also secure the sword…blah.
Honestly, I’m not sure that I will even continue on in this series, the story is okay, the characters are okay. Nothing memorable and nothing to keep me coming back for more. I want to feel vested in the series and urge to know what happens to Caitlin and Caleb, Sam and Samantha, and the evil vampires vs. the good ones…but I don’t. I was hoping that the 2nd installment would grab me, but it didn’t. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve read tons of YA books, and liked them. The issues I have with this book isn’t because it’s “too young”. There is just something missing.
This was a decent effort by a self published author. Those who love all things vampire, no matter what, may like this book. But those with a more mature taste in the vampire genre, you should probably pass on this one.