Sunday, July 29, 2012

{Review} Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

ISBN #: 978-0983449454
Page Count: 262
Copyright: May 21, 2012
Publisher: Third Broom on the Left Press

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who was content with her life, but deep down craved more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her life and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more surprised to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind.

Faith finds out that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere. Especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty.

Now surrounded by a world full of mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems?

Mandy's Review:

I don't know about ya'll, but when I read a vampire/werewolf story I automatically begin comparing it to the Twilight series. Sorry fantasy authors ... blame Stephanie Meyers' success for this happening ... Vampyre Kisses was not immune to my comparisons.

I was pleasantly surprised in that the only similarity I noticed was the human-werewolf-vampire love-triangle. And, slight spoiler alert, yes, Faith chooses Trent, the vampire. But let's be honest, shall we? Who wouldn't choose a vampire over a werewolf? Vampires are much more sexy ... although the only being able to go out at night bit would get old after a while.

Back to Vampyre Kisses ...

Faith's life is one big ole mess, honey. Her father was murdered, her mother's trying to kill her, her father's girlfriend (a vampire) gave Faith "the kiss" to protect her, she's the last witch, and she has to fight her boss in an epic battle. While all of this is happening, she's learned how to make potions, cast spells, focus her energy, read auras, ride a mythological animal, become one with the four elements and fight like a warrior.

Sounds like a lot, doesn't it?

Even though there's a lot going on, Ms. Kolodziej's writing style will draw you in and cause you to lose yourself in the story. Taking liberties with mythology and vampire/werewolf lore, Vampyre Kisses is a freshly unique start to a promising series.

*An ecopy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review! And I am glad you didn't find it to be a replica of twilight. All I can say is in my defense I was actually writing the last chapter when I picked up Twilight on my way to Ireland. :) But I'm so glad you liked it and I hope you like Werewolf Descent just as much!!

    <3's and fangs,
    Liz ^_^ XOXOX


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