Sunday, April 5, 2015
Blood Tears by Denise K. Rago
Amanda knew she had to track down Christian after he so gallantly saved her from his fellow vampire Gaetan. Having done so, she is now his mortal lover and will not leave his side.
But that is exactly what she'll have to do when Christian decides to return to Paris. He informs her of his plans and leaves the vampire Michel, his most trusted comrade, behind to watch after her in Manhattan.
What she doesn't yet know is she's carrying a child, and that the father is either Gaetan or Christian.
Christian finds Paris rife with secrets, rich secrets including past love affairs that have the power to destroy his life. These secrets had been safely hidden-until now.
While Christian is in Paris, word of Amanda's pregnancy gets out, and she is hunted by a vampire order that believes her child could be the one foretold by a prophecy.
Can Christian discover the answers he needs in time to save Amanda?
As enticing as her first book, "Blood Tears" is Denise K. Rago's latest novel in her ongoing chronicle of the vampire Christian Du Maure.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
I loved Immortal Obsession by Denise K. Rago. It was one of my favorite books that I read in 2012. At the time, I was sick of vampire books. However, Immortal Obsession renewed my love for vampire books. When the author sent me a message, and asked if I would like to review Blood Tears, the sequel, when it was released, I jumped at the chance. I'm so glad I did. I loved it as much as Immortal Obsession, if not more.
Blood Tears was everything I wanted in the sequel, and so much more. It had been a couple years since I read Immortal Obsession, but in the beginning of Blood Tears, the author does a mini recap throughout the first few chapters, which was really helpful. It reminded me of some of the little things I had forgot in Immortal Obsession, so I didn't have to reread it. The plot was fast paced and fun. It had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen with Christian, Amanda, and Michel. Being a college student, I appreciated the short chapters in this book. Even if I didn't get much reading done during my busy day, I was still able to read a chapter or two in between classes. It helped to keep my interest focused in the book.
There was a big plot twist that I saw coming before it happened because it was highly hinted at throughout the book. However, just because I knew it was going to happen, didn't make it any less enjoyable. I still loved seeing the interactions between two certain characters after the big twist was revealed. It was fascinating how the twist just kind of turned everything on it's head, and how one of the main characters recovered from it.
By the time Blood Tears was over, it left readers with a lot of unanswered questions, especially in the last few chapters. I am excited to read the next book in the series, and get answers. Although, I think the wait for the third book will drive me crazy. I loved Blood Tears. I definitely recommend Denise K. Rago's books, especially if you are a fan of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.
I give Blood Tears: 5/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.