New Adult Monday
.. a bi-weekly Feature where we will review and talk about New Adult books! If you are not familiar with this term, you can read my New Adult Discussion post!
The Dark Heroine – Dinner With a Vampire
For lovers of Twilight and A Discovery of Witches comes a tale about the blurred lines between family, love, and loyalty from a 17-year old Oxford-bound debut author.
Do you fear me Violet Lee?
Do you know what I could do to you?
A chance encounter on a deserted street plunges Violet into a world beyond her wildest imaginings-a world of elegance and beauty where aristocratic vampires live for decadent pleasures…a place from which there is no escape…
But beneath the splendor lies a darkness, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous heir to the throne, Kaspar Varn.
As Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds, they soon discover that it’s a passion that comes at a price…
Violet – wrong time, wrong place
When Violet gets confronted first with the world of Vampires, she’s frightened and scared. Even more when they kidnap her and bring her to a huge closed up Mansion outside of London. Even more, those Vampires seem to be Roayality among their kind and she’s been held captive by the King and his son… She’s forced to stay with them, especially after the Vampire realize how powerful her Father is. So, Violet is held captive to keep her Dad in check. When the first fear dissapears she starts getting to know the Vampires, make friends and is close to fall in love..
Edgy , Mysterious, Thrilling and Sexy Plot!
The story starts out a little slow, but when more and more mysteries are introduced I was soon captivated by the whole story. The prophecy of the Dark Heroine was incredibly fascinating and I was finding myself turning pages and pages to learn more. Even though the beginning was quite slow, it picks up pace and suddenly a lot is happening which kept me on edge and gasping.
Kasper the Prince is incredibly cocky and sexy at the same time. He’s full blood Vampire who likes blood and is not excusing himself for being who he is. I really liked that about him. But, he’s also a Jerk and the mixture sometimes was a little frustation for me. Same goes for Violet – even though I really liked this girl, sometimes her decision made me scream!
Sexy romance with .. issues!
See, here is my biggest problem with the story. While I was reading I was full captivated and loved the story so much. I rated it 4.5 right after I finished. Then, I kept thinking about the story and I realized I had soem issues. It’s not happening so often that I have to change my rating later, but here.. I must do. First of, I didn’t completely felt the romance. The more I think about it the more I was missing the real connection between them. Yes, they were hot together, but the real genuine deep connection was missing.
Also, there was one particular scene where Kasper id something I couldn’t believe he really was doing to Violet. I keept going back and forth hoping it would be a dream, but it wasn’t and I was shocked. I do not think either Violet nor us as a Reder should really forgive him so easy, yet Violet went over it pretty fast.
So, in the end my rating changed. But, there are some really strong part of the book and I know I’m going to read the next one too!
The Dark Heroine by Abigail Gibbs had an edgy, thrilling and mysterious plot and was full of sizzling romance! I cannot wait for the next book to hear more about “The Dark Heroine” tale, even though I had some issues with Kasper and the deeper connection of the love birds!
Age Range: Even though Violet is only 17 this book should definitely be considered New Adult /Adult. The romance is hot and sexy and some scenes are definitely very explicit!