From one of my favorite people, Miss Kristina Davis (of Goodreads) comes a review for The Dark World, I have been waiting for with bated breath since she received her Giveaway copy in November of 2012. And it's here!
Let me just say that while I gush about her now, I hardly knew her back in November and it is over the course of the months that she took her time reading the book that I got to know her a bit more. She's very interested in books as am I and her passions for books and stories knows no bounds.
Click the link above to go to her profile and friend her if you wish, she's amazing.
Okay, now moving on to the review. It is one of the most honest, wonderful, incredible reviews I've received. And it must be noted that I am working on editing The Dark World but with college, work, and the other books in my queue, it has unfortunately taken a back seat, but it will be done eventually. And it won't detract from what is already written.
Here's the review:
"S.C Parris is bringing vampires back to their roots in her Delacroix series, no sappy or shiny vampires here. They live in the dark (except where magic allows them to travel during the day), live off the blood of humans, and war with other Creatures.
The Dark World is full of memorable characters and rich back story. It is obvious that the author has been thinking of this story for a long time because every single character has a story to tell. S.C. Parris has taken classic vampires and given them a new mythology while maintaining their vampire-ness, as well as evolving them to find ways beyond their limitations through technology.
There were a few minor typos and grammatical errors, but being aware that it is a self-published book, it is remarkably well done and it did not distract from the story at all. The only other issue that I had with the book was Alexandria Stone. Because of the blurb and the prologue I assumed the she was the center of this story, and if not her, than the matter of finding her. While there are points in the story where it is clear people are looking for her, by the end of the book there is very little resolution on this matter. You are still left wondering what is going on with her and why is she so important. Being that there are more books in the series though, I am sure we will get to know soon.
I won this book through Goodreads First Reads, but I am looking forward to purchasing and sinking my teeth into the next book in the series."
Now, to address her comment on Alexandria Stone's importance. I, myself, noticed that I did not, indeed, put in anything much about her in the first book, but she and Eleanor Black are both given more...depth in The Immortal's Guide and Miss Stone's place is definitely expounded upon. Not to give anything more away, I'll just say that there's a reason both Eleanor and Alexandria are featured on the cover of TIG while Xavier and Christian were featured on the cover of TDW. There's a duality within the series, a theme that repeats many times in many different ways throughout the books.
But I've said too much! You'll just have to buy them yourself and see what all the fuss is about!
Keep your bite!
(And I have to stop crying.)