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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ARC Review: Dinner with a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs

Series: Dark Heroine, #1
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Format: DRC
Source: publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

Violet is in the wrong place at the wrong time when she ends up in Trafalgar Square in the wee hours of the morning. There she witnesses a mass murder and is swept away by the murderers. This plunges her into a world that she knows nothing about but finds out her father is very well aware of. Kasper, the prince and heir to his father’s throne and the bad boy, doesn’t know why he whisks Violet away but now he must live with the decision because if they kill her there will be a war between the humans and vampires. Violet’s father is none other than the Secretary of State of Defense and is looking for any chance to wage war against Kasper’s kind.

Violet’s character is feisty but yet vulnerable. Her inner dialogue was interesting and a bit confusing at first but there is a reason for it (I won’t give away why). The vampires in Gibb’s story are really dark and at times a bit disturbed. In the beginning Violet connects with a vampire named Fabian who comes off as caring and understanding to Violet’s plight. What may you ask is her plight? Well, Violet must decide to either become a vampire or die. She can’t be allowed back into the world with what she knows about them now (think the reverse of Twilight). In a twist it is discovered that Violet is actually something more and that her and Kasper’s future are really not so different.

I was not disappointed in Dinner with a Vampire and I will read the next installment. This story doesn’t contain any sparkly vampires. Be prepared to enter a very dark and troubled world.



CrystalBee said...

Love the cover. Sounds like an intriguing book.