“Stag horns and curling tongues, long beaks, and evil eyes. Wine flowed, limbs gyrated, pelvises ground together. Rome’s mortals, it seemed, were making the most of their last two weeks before the period of masochistic denial they called Lent.”
Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells
Synopsis: In the concluding chapter of the Sabina Kane series, Sabina is out to kill Cain for revenge for killing her family. The problem is, he is out to kill her, too.
Review: That was a fun end to a fun series. I really loved certain characters that were in this book. Giguhl, the mischief demon, is always a hoot. He brings the book alive unlike any other character in the book. “Abel” was an excellent addition, adding complexity to not just the novels, but also to Sabina’s character. The overall plot was compelling, with a mix of action, romance, and humor. I found the last book to be seriously lacking in creativity and plot, but this book made up for it in spades. The trip through Irkalla was especially well written.
I think I have a problem. The book/series ended too happy. Everything was tied up in a little neat package with no heartache or negative feelings. EVERYONE was happy, everyone was paired off. . . I mean where is the tragedy? And the dead can interact with the living that regularly? Then they are not truly dead, are they? I don’t know. Too pretty is not a fabulous ending for me.
Some characters just were not developed as fully as I had hoped by the end of the series. Sabina was still not a character I could relate too or sympathize with. She was just cold. The few times she showed emotion, it came across as flat and unbelievable. Adam was boring. Their romance, dull. And the ever fascinating Slade? He was mentioned a handful of times and seen, barely, twice. I agree, Sabina and Adam are made for each other, but Slade could have gotten some time on the screen!
Basically, I think the book was enjoyable, but it just didn’t have that spark to make it extra memorable. This book was fun, witty, and full of action. If happily ever after for everything and everyone is for you, then this is the perfect series for you!
Sex: Some sexy scenes, not graphic.
Violence: lots of action sequences, but nothing too graphic. Some blood.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Series rating: 3.5 stars out of 5