Sunday, January 1, 2012

Review: Blood of Anteros: The Vampire Agape Series #1 by Georgia Cates

The Blood of Anteros: The Vampire Agape Series #1 by Georgia Cates

Amazon Product Description:
I was tantalized by mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.
My thoughts:
Completely enjoyed this story!  The story is original, the characters are fantastic, the plot is clever and intriguing.  It is well paced and well written.  

I was thrilled with the fact that Georgia Cates brings us into the story at what should have been the end.  We begin the story with Curry planning to end his life, but what happens is incredible - in the moment when his life should end, it begins anew.  
Curry is a wonderful character, creatively constructed with a great personality and a little bit too much old school for the world, but Chansey, Anna and Grady find it a welcome and endearing trait.  
All the characters are carefully created to fit their place in the story.  Even Julian (who is icky!!!) is well done.
I enjoyed the mythology incorporated into the story and truly liked the idea of the Agape.  Who wouldn't want to find the ONE person who was actually created to be their soul mate?!

I loved the way everything comes together for Chansey and Curry.  Well worth the read, don't miss out on this one!  I can't wait for book #2.

1 comment:

Wendy Ewurum said...

I really enjoyed your review Bev. This sounds like a TBR addition.Btw, the dark on dark font is hard to read. especially in small print.