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“I friggin loved it. It was sexy, fast paced, quite funny, and with a great cast of characters. Awesome plot, and every single character felt real. It's been a few days, and this book still hasn't left my mind. I highly recommend it.”see full review » see other reviews »
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I really enjoyed reading this book. There was something about it that made me feel that it wasn't like every other vampire book I have read. Although, I have not been able to pinpoint exactly why it made me feel that way. I really like Eli, and his brothers and sister. And to me, Riley was a tattooed bad-ass that I really could see as one of my friends in real life. I do plan to continue to read this series. I can't wait to see if Riley and Eli's relationship gets steamier.”
“Loved it!”Zo'e P wrote this review Friday, December 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Aside from the slang, and lingo it was a well written story. I did enjoy the main
characters Riley & Eli. I look forwarde to the next book Everdark”
“AHH! Great book! Fantastic, actually! Paying a dollar for this book was definitely worth it. Going to buy the sequal.”Annette G wrote this review Friday, May 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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This is the first book in the Dark Chronicles series and I have to admit I was a bit skeptical after reading the preface which ended with Riley saying that vampires are real and she was “utterly, irrevocably in love with one”. I inwardly groaned on that one as I instantly thought the author was trying to make this book like twilight. But I’m happy to report that this book tells a story all its own and I was pleasantly surprised that I ended up loving it!
My only other complaint was that I’m really tired with all the vampires in books claiming their love interest as “Mine”, but that truly is a small complaint in the grand scheme of things.
Also the cover looks awesome and they had Riley perfectly pegged down to her dragon tattoos and the fuchsia streaks in her hair.
I loved that Riley was a well-developed character. She had a painful past that makes her tough and she can take care of herself. She made you really respect her strength and her determination to keep her past in the past and to do whatever it takes to keep her brother safe.
Eli was a great love interest for her as he is tough and stubborn as well, but Riley eventually brings out his softer side once he learns how to be close to her without making her into a snack that is. And there were some nice saucy sex scenes once they finally give in to one another.
Preacher and the Dupré family are fun and likable and makes you wish you had a family just like them.
The book was well paced and kept me interested to the very end. I found the story to be engaging and never boring. Just a sister doing whatever she can to bring her brother back home safely and finding love in the process. The villain showing up in Riley’s dreams was a fun addition, although I knew who the mystery man was as soon as he appeared…or at least I knew it was one of the brothers. And the ending left a great opening for the next book in the series, Everdark, which I’m fixing to dive into right now!
“loved this book and the second looking forward to the 3rd book..”Michelle Lewis wrote this review Saturday, February 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I stopped reading on the first page after the protagonist described her fishnet shirt and tatooed face. I don't think I can take a character like that seriously. I may try to read the book again later.”Amy C wrote this review Wednesday, June 20, 2012. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was told Twilight = Afterlight and while there are a few similarities and even a hint of the Twilight fanfiction, Clipped Wings and Inked Armour, I felt the story really stood on its own.
Riley is a tattoo artist that has a special blood that calls to vampires. The bad vampires are called strigio and they kill humans. The good vamps do drink human blood but they don't kill. Eli and Riley are instantly drawn to each other from the first time they see each other. Eli even comes into Riley's room at night to watch her sleep. He can also read minds.
Riley and Eli are really good together and I enjoyed a more adult version of what Edward and Bella's relationship could've been. This is in no means a YA book.
Basically there's a whole situation with Riley's brother and some bad vampires that are released and Riley gets to find out about Eli and his family. I won't say more as I don't give it away but the end of the book is set up nicely for the next in the series.
One other point that made this book really interesting to me is that it's set in my hometown, Savannah, Georgia and I really enjoyed all the references. ”
“Ok urban fantasy. Writing is a little choppy in the beginning. Riley is a tattoo artist is Savannah, GA. Her brother is attacked by a couple of bad vamps after breaking into a forbidden tomb. The Dupre family comes to her aid to save her brother. 3 stars”moondance120 wrote this review Thursday, October 27, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No