Review of Shadow Of The Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
Release Date: July 1, 2010
5 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: “Vampire princess Alexia Feodorovna has been undead for 125 years, so it's been a while since any man has made her pulse race. Until Declan Black. One look at his bronzed body and a fire like no other consumes her. Then she discovers that he's a dragon lord come to take revenge on the vamps who killed his parents. And claim a crystal said to imbue its owner with incredible powers.
Alexia is ordered to torture and kill the dragon lord. Yet with each reckless encounter, she finds herself consumed by his fiery passion. A passion Declan battles, as well. Will he be able to resist the fire of lust she kindles within him and keep revenge in his heart? Or will he risk everything to quench the burning desire and claim the vampire as his own?”
Shadow Of The Vampire is a deeply seductive book. I loved the mythology of vampires and dragons but I also liked the edge the author brought to the book. Looking at not just old traditions of the clans but what happens when you find love in the wrong place (or so you are told by elders above you). It is definitely a book I want to own and know more about, like is there going to be a sequel? The one thing I admired and loved about this book was how Meagan Hatfield changed different points of views, it really showed how each character thought and allowed the readers to get all sides of the story instead of from just one point of view. And getting views from all sides is something that I truly love and makes a book that much more exciting and have real substance.
Alex and Declan are complex characters who tug at your heart strings. I would like nothing more than to see what happens with these two. To know what happened in the aftermath of everything revealed in Shadow Of The Vampire would make for a great trilogy (hint, hint). Alex is like this rock star, old school vampire chick who just makes you want to try on her clothes and take torturing lessons from (if you ever needed to learn torture). Declan is this strong, chiseled, beautiful dragon who you wish was real so you could marry him and never let him out of your sight again (just sayin’).
The 5 smirks I gave this book are purely because I got lost in a seductive story about love in the wrong place at the wrong time. The struggle the characters go through just to stay alive from day to day was easy to empathize with because Hatfield really brought it to the surface with all her characters. The desperation, the battles, the heat, the passion, the love, and ultimately the unity that Meagan Hatfield portrays, is just breath taking and heart throbbing. Would I suggest you buy this book? Yes! Should this book be on your bookshelf for you to read over and over again just to feel the passion in this world Meagan Hatfield wrote? Hell yes.