Wednesday, 18 December 2013
REVIEW: The Birth of Vengeance by P.A. Ross
Source: Free copy from Author
Publish Date: May 28th 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Date Read: December 17, 2013
You've been beaten, bullied and betrayed but vengeance is at hand. One swift stab of a needle and the vampire formula will coarse through your blood. It will give you the immortal powers of the vampire for the night. Your fangs will bite and claws will rip at their flesh. No human will stand in your way. You will taste blood and feel the thrill of the hunt, but tomorrow you will be human again.
Can Jonathan Harper resist such temptation? He wants vengeance on a gang that have driven him to despair. The vampire formula can give him vengeance but at what cost.
This dark urban fantasy series embarks on an action packed adventure, as Jonathan must face the consequences of his decisions. “The Birth of Vengeance (Vampire Formula #1)” is the first novel in a series of new vampire books.
This is probably one of my worst of 2013.
I give the author 2 stars for effort and for writing about vampires from a new/different angle and talking about a very important issue; bullying.
The story, the characters and the writing was all disappointing.
There was a lot of repitition, unnecessary details and inconsistencies (with the characters).
Jonathan was always going on and on and on about being bullied and wanting vengeance and feeling guilty for abandoning his friend.
Jonathan is a moody, uncertain character who is always whining. Even after all the training and everything. It got a bit tedious after a while.
The story in general just wasn't working for me and at the end, there was a failed attempt at throwing a curveball.
My reaction was: "oh please"
This story could have done a lot better.
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This book wasn't my cuppa but you might enjoy it if you can get over the constant whining. It's supposed to be horror but it doesn't cut it for me.