Friday, August 17, 2012
Blood of Anteros Blog Tour - Review
"I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained."
Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.
Blood of Anteros introduces some interesting aspects that I haven't seen before in vampire literature. The concept of Agapes is interesting and helps to distinguish Blood of Anteros from other books in the genre. I'd like to have seen a bit more background mythology, but I suspect that more will be revealed to both Curry and the readers in the next book, Blood Jewel (on the blog next week).
Curry was a likeable main character, although he did fall a touch flat for me. I'm not sure why, I just wish I'd had more of a connection with him. Chansey is also likeable, although some of her Agape characteristics got on my nerve at the end and she tends to jump to conclusions, usually not in Curry's favour.
My favourite character was Soloman. I feel like he has an interesting story and I'd love to see more focus on him and the rest of Curry's 'family' in the next book.
Overall, Blood of Anteros add some interesting mythology to the vampire genre, but I would have loved a better connection with Curry and Chansey.
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On the Cover:
I think this cover is gorgeous. However, it doesn't exactly fit the time period of the book; it gives me the feeling of a historical fiction story, but Blood of Anteros is set in the modern day.
Source: I received a ecopy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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