Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Awakening by LA Banks

Vampire Huntress, Book 2

This book was somewhat of an emotional roller coaster for me. I still have my problems with it but overall, it was better than the first.

For one, I feel like there isn't enough action. There's also so much dialogue that you really get sick of it all and want to skip through a lot of it. Not to mention, some of it is repeated and you're ready to beat your face in. Two, I said the book was an emotional roller coaster and it was. There was a point in the book where Damali found out the Carlos was turned and it broke my heart. Shattered it. I even put the book down and decided to turn in early, but got back up and finished reading the entire thing.

I've loved a lot of heroes in books before, but this book makes Carlos my favorite by far. Even though he made so many bad choices, he was still a man ... A real man ... A smart man .... A man in love. And him being in love is the only reason things turned out the way they did. The ending, also, broke my heart because now I feel like I'm so invested in Carlos to a point where I don't care about Damali. I actually don't even care about the members of her team ... Except Dan. I kind of dig Dan and don't yet know why.

The amount of flat talking (borderline ghetto) vampires and demons annoyed me. The song lyrics were horrible and I'm actually ready for Marlene to bite it. When on stage, I don't believe it. She has to perform in a stadium and you've got one guy on a guitar and someone on a cowbell and someone on conga and I just don't believe it, at all. I cannot picture them playing instruments, at all. Then again ... I have a hard time picturing the characters as, for me, the descriptions were not clear.

Overall, better than the first, but I really hope the third one picks up.

3 1/2 Stars
IR: Carlos Rivera (Latin)


  1. Once you get into the Vampire Huntress Legends you just can't stop. Wait until you read Book Four. Folks will wonder where you've been all day (you'll have been locked up with Carlos and Damali).

  2. And I will say this ... I don't like erotica one bit, I always skip through sex scenes even in regular romance books but this one ... *smh* It was so good. Maybe that's why I love Carlos so much, lol.

  3. Yes, m'am. That Carlos Rivera is something special. ^_~