Sunday, June 11, 2017
BOOK REVIEW- THE VAMPIRE'S SPELL (Taken by the Night) by Lucy Lyons
Caroline has been a ward of the Venatores lamiae (vampire hunters) ever since a vampire brutally murdered her parents in front of her as a toddler. On vacation with David, her best friend and secret crush, Caroline gets separated from her friends. All alone, she’s overpowered and kidnapped by a vampire to serve as a gift to his master.
Terrified at first that her fate will be the same as her parents, Caroline slowly comes to realize not all vampires are as deadly as Venatores have taught her. The master is genteel and kind. Despite his great power, he lets her speak freely and teaches her about the secret pact between their peoples.
Caroline learns to question the hate that has fueled her all her life, but, also discovers that David has been taken. Not protected by Nicholas, he’s been tortured by the same vampire that took her, the master’s own brother. For her, there is no choice. David is her brother and her best friend. She offers herself freely. No longer as a prisoner, but a willing student of the master, she faces the Venatores when they invade the master’s lair.
Her love for her people makes her a willing sacrifice to save them all. But, her growing affection for Nicholas, Master of the City, gives her the strength to face her own unique power. She must make a choice between the lives she is offered. Now, with growing faith in her own abilities and the ardor of a master vampire, the choice she makes will be her own. AMAZON 4.5 STARS
Surprisingly, pretty good. When I picked it, I had hopes that I would like it and that it wouldn't disappoint. There were twists and turns in the story which I liked.
There were good characters in the story and a pretty good look into who they were considering the length of the book. Good and evil in both camps; pretty realistic . David, Caroline's foster brother was quite the surprise in the end. So was the end (a this point) book.
I liked that if you wanted you could end the book right there and be satisfied. But also if you wanted to continue there are more adventures to be had in following books.