I’ve never had the chance to read Frater’s other books so I jumped at the chance to do a read along with Contagious Reads for her new serial series.
I felt that the opening was pretty strong and I loved how it draws you into the mystery of Venora’s life. Most of this is a flashback and it gave me some of the details I began to crave after that initial taste. I will say that I guessed early on what was going to happen but despite that I was still hooked and devoured this in about 20 minutes. The setting is dark and has a very gothic feel to it, and since some of my favorite books come from that genre I felt very at home with it. The vampire featured in this one is chilling, manipulative, and ruthless; just the way they should be. I really liked Vanora, she’s beyond her years and yet at the same time she has a bit of childish wonder about her. While I wasn’t overwhelmed by the story itself I loved the way Frater presented it, and with the way it ends I’m definitely looking forward to more!
In the prologue we meet Armando, what is everyone’s thoughts on him?
He is definitely someone who has left a noticeable imprint on her life…an imprint with haunting eyes.
First impressions of the Socoli family:
I’m actually not sure on that. I like them because they seem close knit and I don’t see many siblings who are really close in fiction, but at the same time I don’t find myself fond of them individually. Vanora is definitely my favorite of the three. Roman is stubborn would do well to at least listen to his sister Alisha. Alisha I find to be a very curious individual but she’s a bit…jumpy.
What was the most spine chilling moment?
For me it would definitely be the scene when Vanora is struggling to wake up in her bedroom.
A vampire tries to break into the house. Would you risk leaving your safe room in order to check on loved ones, or call on the phone?
Is it bad that I have to say it depends? It does though and I guess that makes me a bad person, but there are those I’d risk everything for and others that I’d probably try to call on the phone. We’re talking supernatural beings that survive by harming humans, I would like to think I’m allowed to be picky in this case. (I’m probably still not a good person,lol).
Make sure to stop by Lori’s post on Parajunkee! Rhiannon is giving away 5 ebooks of episode 2!