To see the reviews for the first two books of the series, you can find it below.
Book #1 Immortal Obsession
Book #2 Blood Tears
*Book received in exchange for honest review*
by: Denise K. Rago
And the romance continues with Book Three in The Enchanted Bloodline Series….. Nothing will stop Amanda Perretti from protecting her son. She hides away with him, protected by her lover, the vampire Michel Baptiste, as they both await the return of vampire Christian Du Maure, once Amanda’s lover and Michel’s best friend, now a fugitive somewhere in Europe. Convinced Christian is being held prisoner and in desperate need of her help, Amanda works to hatch a scheme that will get her and Michel to France to find Christian, and still keep her beloved son safe. But they are not the only ones who seek Christian. There are some among the vampire order who believe that his rightful place is as the king of the vampires, with a strong queen beside him, and who will use any means necessary to entrap him into a heritage he has fought against for centuries. Though Michel and Christian both carry secrets that could destroy both their friendship and their relationship with Amanda, they are only the first of many who harbor knowledge that could either see the vampire order rise to power once more in the mortal world, or destroy it completely … – Goodreads
Its been over three years since I read the last book (and 4 years since the previous book in the series was released). If you look at the reviews (or you were around then), you know that I liked and even loved this series a lot, both for the classy writing style and the beautiful romance and the dilemmas that these characters got caught up into. Its a great vampire story. I still remember a little from it but to be honest, my biggest worry about starting this one had to be how continuous it would be and whether the fragmented memory I had of it would affect my immersion to the story. Its always a challenge when it takes years for a sequel to come out. Luckily, the novel gives us a good bit of transition and description to make the crossover easier and there was a lot of little bits that pieces what happened before together so that what happened in the previous novels came back fairly easily. If not everything, the crucial parts were recounted just enough to make it easy to catch on to the foundation of what to know.
One of the aspects that I’ve always loved these books is Denise K. Rago’s writing style. Its elegant and classy and uses the power of refined vocabulary to create these relationships and mystery behind both the scenario and the characters. It has these very fluid and vivid descriptions that seem just enough. Its refreshing to read a vampire love story and use he characteristics of rather refined characters to create a history behind them that has so many layers. Especially since the vampires themselves, especially with the many new characters introduced to create a multilayer sort of story and each of these characters, because of their past, all reflect in the way they speak. The detail behind each of the characters is something to truly applaud.
At the third book, Eternal Hunger still manages to change the scene from the first two books. It still feels standalone in the sense that there is an effort to still recall events that happened in the past to make it easier. At the same time, the characters create shifts. There are twists and turns to the story and most of our main characters eventually reach their own change. While the story keeps a good pace, the only downfall is sometimes the change in the timeline creates this jump which makes it feel like it rushes through some plot lines, however, at the same time, I’m not sure if elaborating or emphasizing more would have been good either. As there are still enough twists and turns to make it quite the pageturner. For a third (and I would think final) book of the series, this definitely is quite an incredible feat.
Goodreads Score: 5/5 (if there was half points, it would be 4.5)
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