“It's honestly not due to the fact that the girl appears to be 10 to 12 years old, and has two grown men attracted to her prior to her addictive bite (you'd think it'd be a red flag situation, don't bite pedophiles, but I digress). I was more than a little confused, this is my first Butler book, and I've heard nothing but fabulous things. This book was poorly written, with errors all over the place, not to mention the weird situations. It's hard not to complain about the commune/harem/free for all sitatuon regarding sexual relations with both the "vampires" and their "symbiots". It just wasn't handled in a way that seemed likely. "You'll learn to deal with it" "Just do it"..seriously?
Honestly, the book could just be reduced to Shori's sexual exploits and dealing with a polyarmorous lifestyle. It was quite an attempt at creating a vampire culture, but I just couldn't buy into it, I couldn't do it. I found the plotlines regarding having written history and genetic engineering, like, way totally before humans to be.. just silly. You'd think with their live and let live policy of letting their symbiots go, humans would have stolen their methods sometime earlier, during the 10,000 years of the Ina recorded history period. It wasn't quite as romantic as Anne Rice, nor as dark and creative as Dracula. I just can't recommend this book, and I'm confused by all the glowing reviews I've read.”
Lindsey wrote this review Thursday, December 22, 2011.