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Ake of her condition Is she a hybrid A mutant Without any clues to a cure she is caught between two worlds battling humanity and immortality One day she is the hunter the next day the hunted She can't imagine her situation could get any worse but soon a new threat emerges A powerful vampire is after the secret held within her veins and he will stop at nothing to get i. Although a very good story concept its execution was choppy incomplete and ultimately confusing to me Having said that it was intriguing and has so much potential that I sincerely hope that this author writes I will definitely look for future publicationsPROS –  STORYLINE Interesting likeable characters Villains I wanted to hate Interesting settinglocale Interesting likeable characters Action Improved as it went along Interesting likeable characters I really want to know about all the characters the author introduced even stillI so wanted to love this book However I really struggled to keep reading easily putting it aside to read something elseCONS – Unclear on the who what when where and why basics of the story Story was hard to follow not enough exposition and transitional story to tie the timeline or characters together Had to reread sentences several times to try and figure out what was been said Had to go back reread whole sections to figure out what was going on Some challenging dialogue I found myself wondering why did they say that what does that mean unclear motivation I think this is byproduct of just not knowing enough about what is going on in the scene or what has gone on before with the charactersMy best wishes to this author an obvious talent Caulaincourt : Diplomate de Napoléon of her condition Is she a hybrid A mutant Without any clues to a cure she is caught between two worlds battling humanity and immortality One day she is the hunter the next day the hunted She can't imagine her situation could get any worse but soon a new threat emerges A powerful vampire is after the secret held within her veins and he will stop at nothing to get i. Although a very good story concept its execution was choppy incomplete and ultimately confusing to me Having said that it was intriguing and has so much potential that I sincerely hope that this author writes I will definitely look for future publicationsPROS –  STORYLINE Interesting likeable characters Villains I wanted to hate Interesting settinglocale Interesting likeable characters Action Improved as it went along Interesting likeable characters I really want to know about all the characters the author introduced even stillI so wanted to love this book However I really struggled to keep reading easily putting it aside to read something elseCONS – Unclear Le colonel Mayer - De l'affaire Dreyfus à de Gaulle on the who what when where and why basics Les Français sous le Second Empire of the story Story was hard to follow not enough exposition and transitional story to tie the timeline Souvenirs : 1859-1871 or characters together Had to reread sentences several times to try and figure 1812 : La campagne tragique de Napoléon en Russie out what was been said Had to go back reread whole sections to figure Les Trois Cents Jours de Napoléon à l'île d'Elbe out what was going Joséphine : vie de l'impératrice on Some challenging dialogue I found myself wondering why did they say that what does that mean unclear motivation I think this is byproduct Mémoires inédits: Les Cahiers Rouges of just not knowing enough about what is going La Moskowa - Borodino- La bataille des Redoutes on in the scene Napoléon III et Franceschini Pietri or what has gone La commune de Paris par ceux qui l'ont vécue on before with the charactersMy best wishes to this author an Surcouf obvious talent

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It's easy to get caught up with bad ass vampires a killer love triangle broken engagements assumed clones and enough sexual tension to drive anyone crazyNight falls across the town When she is first turned she assumes all is lost her future her social life even the opportunity to one day experience the release of death But when she suddenly reverts to human form soon. I received a free advance copy of this novel from the author for purpose of review Actually I had my eye on this book before getting the chance to review it so jumped at the chance I liked the cover and I enjoyed the style of writing in the sample chapter I'm predisposed to like stories told in the first person by a female vampire So I started very optimisticallyI love the writing It is poetic and beautiful without distracting from the story I like the way the setting resonates with the emotional tones I like the originality in the story and in the nature of the vampiric characters So all in all I really enjoyed reading thisHowever There is a persistent vagueness and lack of clarity and it's often unclear what is really known or what has happened The narrator's feelings seem limited to anger and desire with no real warmth There's a love triangle here but I never really believed she loved anyone or was even capable of love Indeed while she may be physically half human half vampire emotionally there was little left of humanity Mémoires inédits: Les Cahiers Rouges opportunity to La Moskowa - Borodino- La bataille des Redoutes one day experience the release Napoléon III et Franceschini Pietri of death But when she suddenly reverts to human form soon. I received a free advance copy La commune de Paris par ceux qui l'ont vécue of this novel from the author for purpose Surcouf of review Actually I had my eye Alfred Dreyfus :Cinq années de ma vie : 1894-1899 on this book before getting the chance to review it so jumped at the chance I liked the cover and I enjoyed the style L'art militaire de Napoléon of writing in the sample chapter I'm predisposed to like stories told in the first person by a female vampire So I started very Louis Napoléon le Grand (Littérature) optimisticallyI love the writing It is poetic and beautiful without distracting from the story I like the way the setting resonates with the emotional tones I like the Journal intégral - 1815-1818 originality in the story and in the nature L'empire des Français, 1799-1815 of the vampiric characters So all in all I really enjoyed reading thisHowever There is a persistent vagueness and lack Le feld-maréchal von Bonaparte : Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Français et de leur décadence of clarity and it's Napoléon au Portugal : Le triomphe de l'armée luso-britannique annonce la fin de l'empire (1801-1814) often unclear what is really known Histoire des troupes suisses au service de France sous le règne de Napoléon 1er or what has happened The narrator's feelings seem limited to anger and desire with no real warmth There's a love triangle here but I never really believed she loved anyone La Tragédie du capitaine Dreyfus or was even capable Napoléon of love Indeed while she may be physically half human half vampire emotionally there was little left La Restauration. Les idées et les hommes of humanity

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As her first immortal night comes to a close it becomes painfully clear that she is no ordinary vampire With nowhere else to turn she finds herself at the mercy of the other vampires and they do not hesitate to use her as an easy food source Days later as her excitement and adrenaline spikes her thirst for blood returnsNeither she nor the other vampires know what to m. I received a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review So let me be honest It was just OK for me in terms of my overall experience reading this book The writing style has a poetic flair and the tone is mysterious That was a double edged sword for me I found the imagery beautiful and interesting sometimes and other times the language seemed too convoluted which muddled the meaning for me There were many sentences I had to read over and over to get them Sometimes I figured out what was off other times I didn't and just moved on Also sometimes the imagery and emotion jumped around so much that I lost track of the action or some combination thereof Overall there could have been some line editing And I don't mean editing for typos hopefully those are taken care of before the release; I mean line by line rewrites to tighten the writing in places This author will continue to improve; she has the raw talent She really doesAs for the story itself the female protagonist narrates in first person and we get to follow her through her change from human to vampire The twist is that she switches back and forth between vampire and human and no one knows why Here seems to be the central uestion Why is she different By the way we don't get her name until almost the end of the book so I will not mention it here This fits with the tone and did not bother me however We get to follow her sporadically through an 80 year period after she is bitten in 1928 As an aside I don't think the twenties time period was given much thought as far as detail or authentic dialogue There are many characters that move in and out of the story There are some intriguing incidents But overall this uestion is not answered for the reader We follow the protagonist around and find out a few things but many things are kept from us even things she seems to know We get to hear conversations that she appears to follow and we get to see what kind of emotional reaction she has but we don't know what everyone is talking about Very frustrating The answer to this central uestion is apparently answered finally for the protagonist we just don't get to find out what it is Hmmm Some backstory is finally revealed to us by a massively huge monologue by Liam her sire This monologue comprises the entire 9th chapter several pages I was glad to get the information but an entire chapter of monologue is not really how I wanted to get it As for the love triangle aspect of this story it was not a central plot line and there was no real development of the relationships therein or even any real love scenes So I wasn't emotionally invested in either relationship and didn't much care if she ended up with either guy view spoilerwhich was a good thing since she didn't end up with either of them hide spoiler Par le sang versé ordinary vampire With nowhere else to turn she finds herself at the mercy Le Monde selon De Gaulle : Tome 2, Le général à livre ouvert... of the Mai 68 l'arnaque du siècle other vampires and they do not hesitate to use her as an easy food source Days later as her excitement and adrenaline spikes her thirst for blood returnsNeither she nor the Ils partiront dans l'ivresse : Lyon (mai 43)-Londres (février 44) other vampires know what to m. I received a free copy Vaincre sans gloire: Le corps expéditionnaire français en Italie (novembre 1942-juillet 1944) of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review So let me be honest It was just OK for me in terms Opération "Torch" of my L'Honneur, pas les honneurs: Mémoires, tome I. Avec le 2e REP en Algérie overall experience reading this book The writing style has a poetic flair and the tone is mysterious That was a double edged sword for me I found the imagery beautiful and interesting sometimes and A la droite d'Hitler other times the language seemed too convoluted which muddled the meaning for me There were many sentences I had to read Mitterrand, le grand initié over and L'espèce humaine over to get them Sometimes I figured 1943 out what was Les origines républicaines de Vichy off Le mythe du grand silence: Auschwitz, les Français, la mémoire other times I didn't and just moved La vie des français sous l'occupation on Also sometimes the imagery and emotion jumped around so much that I lost track Simone Veil et les siens: Album- préface d'Annick Cojean of the action Les Français de l'an 40. Tome 1. La guerre, oui ou non ? or some combination thereof Overall there could have been some line editing And I don't mean editing for typos hopefully those are taken care Un été 16 : Eléments d'histoire culturelle européenne au regard du présent of before the release; I mean line by line rewrites to tighten the writing in places This author will continue to improve; she has the raw talent She really doesAs for the story itself the female protagonist narrates in first person and we get to follow her through her change from human to vampire The twist is that she switches back and forth between vampire and human and no Les mythes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale one knows why Here seems to be the central uestion Why is she different By the way we don't get her name until almost the end 1944-1945 of the book so I will not mention it here This fits with the tone and did not bother me however We get to follow her sporadically through an 80 year period after she is bitten in 1928 As an aside I don't think the twenties time period was given much thought as far as detail Jacques Chirac : Une histoire française or authentic dialogue There are many characters that move in and Adolfo Kaminsky, une vie de faussaire out Dans les archives secrètes du Quai d'Orsay : de 1945 à nos jours of the story There are some intriguing incidents But Mes combats overall this uestion is not answered for the reader We follow the protagonist around and find Chirac intime - Un retraité comme les autres out a few things but many things are kept from us even things she seems to know We get to hear conversations that she appears to follow and we get to see what kind Les Pieds-noirs : L'épopée d'un peuple of emotional reaction she has but we don't know what everyone is talking about Very frustrating The answer to this central uestion is apparently answered finally for the protagonist we just don't get to find Berlin out what it is Hmmm Some backstory is finally revealed to us by a massively huge monologue by Liam her sire This monologue comprises the entire 9th chapter several pages I was glad to get the information but an entire chapter D'Izieu à Auschwitz : L'histoire de deux enfants dans la Shoah of monologue is not really how I wanted to get it As for the love triangle aspect Histoire de la guerre d'Algérie, 1954-1962 of this story it was not a central plot line and there was no real development Koursk - L’été où Staline a vaincu Hitler of the relationships therein Un train en hiver or even any real love scenes So I wasn't emotionally invested in either relationship and didn't much care if she ended up with either guy view spoilerwhich was a good thing since she didn't end up with either 1941 of them hide spoiler