Sunday, June 5, 2011
Under the Blood Red Moon by Mina Hepsen
I really wanted to like this book more than I did. It felt like a tease. We're told over and over how smart the heroine is, how she loves to read, and how she wants to be valued for her mind......and then two seconds later girlfriend doesn't seem to have the sense of a chick in a B movie horror film. We're told over and over about how much chemistry there is between the heroine & the hero, but.......where was it hiding? In most books, when the couple have instant chemistry, you don't have to be told it repeatedly, you feel it. The heroine has a spark going with a possible vampire slayer, but.....in spite of the banter, our plucky heroine says she feels nothing for him, just ain't gonna happen. Well that's a shame because, for me, a sure sign that a story is heading downhill is when the heroine has more chemistry with a supporting character than our dark & brooding hero.