Friday, May 29, 2015
Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress by Christine E. Schulze
Emma had had more reason than any other time of her life to be afraid, even when facing one of the rampages of her drunken father. But she wasn't afraid--which was odd, because although Aaryn, the person asking her that question, was her best friend, he was also a vampire. In fact, she was surrounded by hundreds of vampires.
But they weren't your typical vampires. They were Stregoni Benefici, the good kind. Nor was Emma your typical elf. She was the Golden Healer, and she alone could save the Stregoni Benefici from the Dark Enchantress. But can Emma figure out the Dark Enchantress' secret and defeat the evil vampires without destroying the good ones as well--without destroying Aaryn? Can she unravel the dark secret Aaryn keeps so carefully guarded and show him that by choosing to serve good instead of evil, he is still capable of being loved and his past is forgiven?
(Synopsis from Goodreads.)
Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress was one of the most original books that I've read. When I first saw it, it drew my interest because it is a Christian vampire book. Those are two genres that typically aren't seen together. I didn't know when I would get another opportunity to read and review another book like this, so I jumped at the chance. Unfortunately, even though it had a great premise, the book fell flat for me.
I was so excited to read this book. However, after I started reading it, I wasm bored most of the time. I found myself wanting to skim the last couple of chapters, even though I didn't because I read review books in their entirety to give them an accurate review. I got to the point where I didn't even really care what happened to the characters. There were also some editing issues. Towards the end of the book, there were a few times where paragraphs would be repeated twice. It drove me crazy.
Even though I disliked this book, it did have a great premise. The execution just needs a bit of work. Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress did get me excited to read more Christian fantasy in the future. I'm hoping that I can find more Christian vampire books because I would like to explore the genre, if there are any more available.
I give Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress: 2.5/5.
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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.