Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Review: The Vampire's Curse by S.J. Wright

My Rating: VG, B, L

Published: March 2011
Publisher: Self-Published

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Still reeling from having witnessed the vampire battle on her property that left her friend Alex a vampire himself, Sarah Wood is surprised yet again. This time, it's by a familiar face from the past.

Sarah's guilt pushes her into doing something unbelievable. Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Trevor, causes some trouble that will have lasting effects. Michael finds himself in the unusual position of saving a life instead of taking one.

Katie, the sister that Sarah wants to be protected at all costs, is in a new kind of danger.

Don't miss this new, longer look into the world of the Vampire's Warden, Sarah, as she confronts old enemies, new friends and new lovers.

The Vampire’s Curse is the second installment in the ‘Undead in Brown County’ series by S.J. Wright. This addition to the series is jam packed with excitement. There’s the unexpected appearance of Sarah’s undead mother, a steamy love triangle and a power struggle going on.

Sarah is coming to terms with the task, of being a warden, that was left to her by her father but I think she is beginning to become a little bit overwhelmed by it all. It’s all still surreal to her and she can’t believe that her mother is still alive. It really knocks her self esteem. She also has to deal with the guilt of making a life or death decision for her friend Alex. Her decision comes back to bite her on the butt.

Michael’s presence still makes Sarah pretty jittery but she begins to grow closer to him and begins to trust him. Not sure if it’s a wise decision but in the heat of the moment, she has to decide whether she can trust an incarcerated vampire under her watch or trust a vampire that she gave her all to and was nearly sucked dry because of it.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a great addition to the series and gives you a bit more of an insight into Michael’s past and how he came to be in the field. We learn more about Alex’s past and connection to Sarah’s mother that was mentioned in ‘The Vampire’s Warden’. I loved the scene with Sarah and Trevor. Her cocky attitude had me cheering for her in the background hoping she would wipe the floor with him.

I think my favourite moment was near the end between Sarah and Michael. It was at that moment that all charades between them were dropped. It was quite magical reading this scene. I loved that Sarah couldn’t help but dip back into her usual defensive cocky attitude with him though. It makes the interaction between the two characters much more entertaining to read.

Overall, loved the book and would recommend it to anyone who has read ‘The Vampire’s Curse’ and enjoyed it. It would be ideal if the reader read the first book before reading this one although S.J. Wright does give a good narrative that would inform readers of any important information that would be needed to comprehend what was going on in ‘The Vampire’s Curse’.

Disclaimer: I was sent this e-book for review as part of The Bookish Snob Promotions for a book tour. I have not been paid for this review and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.

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