Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: Theresa Meyers - The Half-Breed Vampire

Sons of Midnight Series:
Book 3:
The Half-Breed Vampire: Slade Donovan and Raina Ravenwing

Ignorant of his true heritage, half-breed Slade Donovan is fated to feel like an outsider among his clan. Until a mysterious woman arrives with the ability to unlock his secrets—and make him crave a future he never believed he could have. As a game warden, Raina Ravenwing has only one mission in the Cascade Mountains: to hunt down a pack of rare wolves that is terrorizing her tribe. Her instant attraction to Slade is a distraction the beautiful wolf whisperer can't afford, unless she agrees to let him help her. Yet working so closely together only intensifies their passion even as the unfolding truth of Slade's identity threatens everything Raina holds sacred.
This book was good, it wasn’t bad, but it certainly was great either. I’d categorize this book as an ok Vampire genre book with nothing that really makes it stand out from a crowd. It’s just average, I didn’t feel like I knew either Raina or Slade much better by the end of the book as I did in the beginning.  Their characters were fairly one dimensional. I didn’t really route for either of them and the characters chemistry didn’t seem to really leap through the pages.  I felt more chemistry from the side characters then I did with Slade and Raina. The book definitely had some entertaining moments, it isn’t a boring read, but with so many fantastic vampire books to choose from an author really needs to have something that will make this book stand out from the rest. Her vampires did have some fun vampire abilities such as fluxing (going invisible) and the ability to transport themselves and objects. I think I wouldn’t mind being a vampire to have one of those handy dandy abilities.
I think my biggest issues with this book are the gaping holes in the plot. Truthfully, I haven’t read the first two books in this series and I am not sure I have much desire to go back to read them. Although, this is not the first book in the series I do not believe that the holes in this plot would have been filled by having have read the previous two books, they seem pretty isolated to this particular book. One question I have is how it is everyone in Raina’s tribe but her seems to know about the shifters? Also, when the disappearances started if the tribe was keeping the shifters secret from Raina, why did they let her start investigating in the first place, knowing what would happen with it? Probably my biggest question is how in the world did she know Slade was the missing boy from her tribe and where to find him?   She just popped up knowing his real name, when he didn’t even know his real name. There were just holes upon holes and once my mind starts dwelling on one hole it finds others and it becomes almost impossible to fully enjoy the book, unless of course the book was entertaining enough to ignore it.
Rating: 3
*Title provided through NetGalley for an honest review

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