Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review of The Vampire's Curse by S.J. Wright



Author: S.J. Wright
Title: The Vampire’s Curse (book #2 in Undead in Brown County)
Series: Undead in Brown County
Release date: 30th of March 2011
Published by: S.J. Wright
Reading level: FICTION - ADULT: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 128 in PDF format
Source: From the author and The Bookish Snob Promotions for the blog tour.

From Goodreads:

Still reeling from having witnessed the vampire battle on her property that left her friend Alex a vampire himself, Sarah Wood is surprised yet again. This time, it's by a familiar face from the past.

Sarah's guilt pushes her into doing something unbelievable. Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Trevor, causes some trouble that will have lasting effects. Michael finds himself in the unusual position of saving a life instead of taking one.

Katie, the sister that Sarah wants to be protected at all costs, is in a new kind of danger.


Don't miss this new, longer look into the world of the Vampire's Warden, Sarah, as she confronts old enemies, new friends and new lovers.
This book is 35,376 words long. It is a novella.

My review:

Since this was a second installment of the Undead in Brown County series, and I haven’t read the first book, I was excited to see what the series is about. I have read reviews and blurb and books excerpts from the first book, so I had a approximate picture what the first book was about. I wanted to read and review The Vampire’s Curse and it was all worth of the time spent. The Vampire’s curse is novella of 128 pages, so I read it in one sitting. I enjoyed the writing style of S.J. Wright and also the characters. It was little difficult to me to come in to the story, because I knew beforehand, that is is the second book in the series.

Regarding the plot:

I loved the plot. It was something new and refreshing, that there is a vampire colony where vampires need to have a permission to get out of the area. This was something new and unexpected, so it made the plot even more interesting to me. Sarah has just found out, that the big part of her life has been a lie and that she is a vampire warden and her mother is actually a vampire and did not die in a car accident. This is basically how The Vampire’s Curse starts and it is picking up actually from the place where the first book ended. Besides that, Sarah wants to protect her younger sister Katie from the vampire business.

Sarah’s life is even more complicated when she gets into a triangle relationship. She cares deeply about her friend Alex just to find out that he can be lethal to her and on the other hand she is getting more and more comfortable with the vampire Michael who is there for her when she needs him most. Sarah is quite confused about these two men in her life. I can already tell that the ending of the second book was a real cliff-hanger and I would have given a lot to continue with the next book.

The plot was really good!

Regarding the characters:

I liked Sarah a lot, even though some of her actions dwelling between Alex and Michael were confusing to me. Sarah is a feisty and spunky young woman, who is not afraid to stand for herself and her sister Katie. Sarah’s character as such kept me curious. I wanted and still want to find out who she will end up with.

Michael was my favorite. Even though I really liked Alex in the beginning, then due to the twist in the plot I started to grow more on Michael.

Generally:

It was a good and enjoyable read. I loved the writing style and the plot a lot. I would recommend read the first book the series prior to this one, it would create less confusion in the beginning and it would be much easier to get into the plot. But even though I started with book two in the series, I really enjoyed it!

5 Flowers!

Tomorrow I will have the stop of The Vampire's Curse Blog Tour in my blog. Come and check it out tomorrow -  S.J. Wright will be coming by with a book excerpt and other interesting information!!!

Happy reading!


1 comment:

  1. I loved all the characters. The second book is really good i cant wait for the next one. The only problem is the length i wish it was longer and more detailed it seemed that some things just dragged out it only took me 3 hours to read. Still a good second book.

    Irene (TeakaToys)

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