on Aug. 16, 2011 :
I finished Kerry's book in a day.
It was a very light and easy read, it was a good Sunday light paperback where you can sit down and relax.
What I have enjoyed with Kerry's book is its more realistic viewpoint in vampires, faeries, and shape shifters. Kerry has been able to break down the practicalities of vampires against myths, and has taken out religious dogmas usually plaguing traditional vampires and replaced it with something that has proper government and traditions, that follow a unique set of biological points that seem to be a lot more practical. In short, it makes vampires a lot more believable especially in this day and age where a lot of religious legends no longer apply. This book has truly brought modernity and authentic belief in a timely manner.
As you do read the book, you will find yourself immersed in the world of an annoying (she did feel annoying) main character who seems to step over bounds and react emotionally before thinking out her action. I find it annoying that she does not look into logic and reason and just jumps to an emotional conclusion, which gets her to more trouble.
Then, I thought about it, and realized that half the women I dated were that annoying, a quarter were too logical and boring, and the perfect mature and balanced women were a decade older. This was thus a normal reaction for such a situation.
This book is definitely something you would like to put in your book shelf for that relaxed read, or something to give as a gift to a friend who has a daughter who loves to read.
A definite thumbs up
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on July 23, 2011 :
I was very curious after reading the preview for this book. As a lover of the Twilight series and avid fan of True Blood, I was eager to find out what this new author would bring to the vampire genre's table.
She not only brought it. She rocked it! I couldn't stop reading and devoured the story in a day.
I love how the main character talks directly to you, the reader, throughout the story. Kerry Rockwood White is a delicious story teller who pulls you right into Hero's world.
I am now eagerly and none too patiently waiting for book two!
Congratulations Kerry on a story written and told so well. I look forward to reading your future books!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)