(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I have some mixed feelings about this book. While I do think vampires are over-used in popular culture, I also thought that this book had a blurb that sounded quite intriguing… especially because it also seemed to involve reincarnation.
I felt that there wasn’t very much of the storyline explained. While that worked really well for Aimee’s past lives, I didn’t feel that it worked for her present life. I found myself thrown into a confusing life that seemed to have ended in disaster that I had no idea of the cause of. I felt that the romantic connection between Marc and Aimee didn’t feel realistic… and I kept having it hit over my head that they’d had all these conversations in the past of her current life; but there was very little character development shown.
While there was enough dread threaded through the storyline in regards to Damian… I did find myself questioning why Marc was willing to take Aimee into such a dangerous situation. His reasoning really didn’t read as very good in regards to that.
I was completely confused by Enric’s and Natasha’s roles in this book. While there were some hints about Enric’s past, I didn’t feel that his connection to Aimee was shown or developed. It was just ‘mystical’… and therefore unbelievable, even in the supernatural world of this book.
I did think that the way the vampires were created (at least with the maze and the book of the dead) was really intriguing, but I felt that Aimee didn’t ask any questions. She showed no sign of curiosity and I didn’t feel like she had much spirit. In my opinion, she was a very passive character… and I found her really hard to connect to emotionally.
I would have liked to see more of Aimee’s background before she was turned into a vampire. I found myself confused about what her past had been like with her parents… while her marriage had clearly been bad, the references to her family life were very contradictory.
Although I do have the next book/s on my Kindle, I probably wouldn’t have purchased them. The book is a bit disappointing and I do think it could be expanded on.