Monday, January 30, 2012

Oh Light and Darkness- The Vampire's Daughter by Shayne Leighton

Source:  received eBook from author in exchange for a fair and honest review

My Summary:

Found by a vampire as a baby, Charlotte has lived in the mythical world all her life.  Now as a young adult, she hunts for her vampire and questions the relationship they have.  He has stopped being a father figure to her and started being something more.  But the powers that be want him gone and another wants Charlotte as his own. Struggling to deal with the turmoil of the only world she's ever knows and her developing feelings for the one who raised her, Charlotte must figure out how to save all the ones she loves.

My Thoughts:

2 stars - not my taste but maybe yours

This book is a traditional vampire world with most of the common lore.  I think I may prefer the more urban fantasy world of vampires compared to the traditional world.  I don't care for the casual killing to survive that vampires do in the traditional worlds.  I guess that makes me a western civilization girl, which is true.

The POV of the book moves between different characters.  At first, the book spent a lot of time in Charlotte's head but then the POV started moving around a lot.  At times, this confused me.  I had developed an idea of a character and then I was in his head and it was really different than what I had thought before.  Maybe I have 2 or 3 limit on points of view per book.

The idea of Charlotte being raised by Valek and then having him as a love interest was hard for me to deal with.  I just couldn't get past it. 

As for the plot, it wasn't predictable for me.  That may have been because I was unclear about a few things.  I didn't understand why in one situation, things were dangerous for Charlotte but then later in the same situation, it wasn't dangerous anymore. 

What did I like about the book?  Well I was compelled to finish it.  I wanted to know what would happen.  I think that's important because a lot of books I  don't like, I never finish.  I wanted to know the outcome.  I don't think I will want to read the next book though.  I'm content with this ending.

So this book wasn't for me but it may be for you.   

Here's another persons opinion that was very different from mine.  

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  1. This book sounds a little...odd I guess. I've never heard of it, but it doesn't sound like a book I would enjoy too much. I could see how others may like it though. Thanks for the wonderful review.

  2. I have this problem: I pick up books based on their cover, and this one looks a bit.. strange. I don't know, those eyes are creeping me out.
    I am sorry that you didn't like it as much as you wanted.
    Thanks for the honest review!