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on Jan. 27, 2012 :
This is a short review of each of the 3 books in the Omnibus collection, then a review of the book as a whole:
In Carpe Noctem, I met Alyssa, a young woman who after nearly losing her life late one night, is turned into a vampire. As she struggles with losing her old "mortal" life, and trying to fit into the vampire world she never knew existed; she finds herself in many dangerous situations. Trouble seems to find her in the form of a two thousand year old Vampire with a hatred for Lydander, Alyssa's "rescuer." It was a slow start to this series in my opinion, but by the end of the book I was intrigued!
In Hunters & Prey, I followed Alyssa through the reality of her nightmare (sorry, day-mare - lol) coming to life in the form of an old enemy - Santino, a vampire hunter. Another life and death struggle, reuniting with her mortal friend, Fallon - more danger, fights to the death, or near-death, and so much more! Hunters & Prey kept me reading from start to finish. I couldn't put the book (actually my kindle) down! I definitely recommend this book, this series!
In Pandora's box, Alyssa's friend Fallon opens a strange box and releases a creature determined to destroy all vampires. I cried several times throughout this story, so much pain and struggle; loss and hope. Wow! Author Katie Salidas packed this book full of emotion! I couldn't stop reading! I really enjoyed reading this book, I just wish there was more! How could you leave me hanging like that??? I don't like cliffhanger endings in books or movies - I have to wait TOO long for the rest of the story! But, OH what a story! Vampires and Werewolves, Love and Loss! Oh My! Katie Salidas definitely knew how to keep my interest in this 3rd book of her Immortalis Series! Now she has me desperate for more! I can't wait to read the next part of the Immortalis Series!
Omnibus Review (all 3 books)
As I read through the Immortalis Series, the author, Katie Salidas, goes into a lot of detail about Lysander's past life and history with other vampires. She explains about his love for his sire, Kallisto, and of their falling out. His struggle with losing his previously turned "children," and his fear of losing Alyssa. Alyssa's struggles to adapt to the vampire life, and the desire to live in the face of certain death. As Alyssa and Lydander's story is told through each book, I was amazed at the way the characters are portrayed. They have such depth and are written so realistically. Except for the drinking blood issue, I could almost imagine them to be real. Katie Salidas has written a wonderful series of books, and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Each of these novels are written with a bit of romance, definitely some danger, and the internal struggles of a newly turned vampire and more. I enjoyed reading Katie Salidas' vampire novels. I hope you enjoy it as well. These are not a quick read, so make sure to give yourself some time to thoroughly enjoy this book series.
*I received this ebook copy for free through The Virtual Book Tour Cafe for this review - check out my blog for a Giveaway of one of the books in this series! http://faeroticprose.blogspot.com (ends 1/31/12)
(reviewed long after purchase)