Tuesday, November 24, 2009

REVIEW: Tall, Dark and Fangsome by Michelle Rowen

Immortality Bites.

Sarah Dearly’s vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn’t obey his orders – that includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp via her bite so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire.

Making things worse are Sarah’s growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side…but is it for real? Will Sarah’s dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally get the chance to live happily ever after with Thierry…forever? (Summary from the website of Michelle Rowen)

Click here to read chapter 1 of Tall, Dark and Fangsome. 

My thoughts...This is the fifth and final book, so if you are new to the Immortality Series, I recommend you start with book 1, Bitten and Smitten.  This last installment did a great job of wrapping up the series.  The ending was very satisfying and I wasn't left hanging.  Picking up from the previous book, Sarah is dealing with the fact that she is a Nightwalker.  This means horrible blood lust, sun allergy, super vamp strength and a wild side.  She is really tested in this book as she has to learn to control her evil side without destroying her friends.  We do get to see some favorites again such as Quinn, George, Amy and even a new character called The Darkness. 

Like the other books in the series, this one a fast-paced, easy read.  Rowen stays true to her writing style with witty characters, exciting twists and unexpected turns.  It was hard to put down.  I could have used more Theirry, but he was the mysterious man as usual.   Although we do see a slightly different side of him, a bit more vulnerable.  I was slightly frustrated by one relationship, I felt random and a bit forced, but I do not want to give away any spoilers.  Overall it was a great read, I would recommend the whole series to an fan of vampire lit. 

For more information on Michelle Rowen and her books, please visit her website

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like:
1. Demon Princess; Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen
2. Dead-End Dating: A Novel of Vampire Love by Kimberly Raye
3. Over My Dead Body by, Michelle Bardsley


Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Interesting book title!

Maria said...

Great review! Sounds good.


StephTheBookworm said...

I really want to read this!

Justine said...

Ooh, I should start this series. It sounds interesting! I always love reading about vamps ;)

SciFiGuy said...

I loved this one. Such a great series.

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