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Monday, August 22, 2011

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

The Vampire’s Curse by S.J. Wright
Series: Undead in Brown County, Book 2
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Format: e-Book
Source: The Bookish Snob Promotions

**I try not to include spoilers in my reviews but since this is part of a series, some spoilers are unavoidable.**

BLURB (courtesy of author)
Sarah Wood isn't very happy about being the Vampire's Warden, but nobody's job is perfect. What is more alarming is the fact that she gave permission for her friend Alex to be turned into a vampire.

The vampire that she longs to be with is Michael, who is fighting demons of his own. To add some fun into the mix of drama, Sarah's mother has returned to the Inn after sixteen years of being away.

First Line
"This is my first entry in the journal that has changed my life."

Sarah’s destiny is to be the warden to vampires sentenced for punishment or who just want to sleep without being disturbed. This of course comes with many complications. One of which is dark and sexy Michael. He is irresistible and trouble with a capital “T”. Even though she has a huge attraction to Michael there is another man, Alex. Alex, who was once a vampire and then was turned human, is a vampire yet again. This is one thing the council has feared because Alex is a unique and an immensely strong vampire and he wants Sarah for himself.

I got lost a few times throughout The Vampire’s Curse. I felt that there were parts missing. It went from Sarah completely in love with Alex to being completely in love with Michael and fearing Alex. The story just needed to be fleshed out a bit. I still enjoyed the premise and hope to see more of Sarah and Michael’s romance in the future.

Sarah’s character hasn’t grown much from the first book. Since this does pick up right where The Vampire’s Warden left off I knew I couldn’t expect much change but I was hoping for her to gain some confidence being that she has accepted this responsibility of being a warden. We do find out more of Michael and his back story and some of his reasons for doing what he does. Once again, wished there was more. A times I felt that there were holes in his story.

All in all, good read but as with the first book in this series I had the same problems. Fun characters just needed more padding to complete it.