Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blog Tour: |Review| Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates

Welcome to my tour stop for Blood of Anteros! I have a review for you but don't forget to check out the other tour stops for excerpt and more reviews HERE.

Title: Blood of Anteros
Author: Georgia Cates
Series: The Vampire Agabe #1
Published September 21st 2011
Genre: new adult paranormal romance
Goodreads summary: 
"I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained."

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.
Racquel's thoughts:
I have a confession to make: I love vampires. I love vampire books. I love vampire movies. I love vampire TV shows (Eric Northman!!) and I just simply  adore vampires. They're my favorite paranormal creatures and I become big a fan of the paranormal genre (contemporary romance is more my thing) when vampires are present. So of course, I was going to enjoy Blood of Anteros which by the way, has earned the title of the best indie book cover EVER.

Blood of Anteros is told from Curry's POV, a 178 year old vampire stuck in his 26 year old body. The fact that the book is told from Curry's POV was a big, big plus. There was no other way for the story to be told and I really enjoyed being in Curry's head. He is quite the tortured vampire who despises what he is but seeing him come to learn to accept what he is was a nice journey. I also really enjoyed Curry's old fashioned dialect since well, he is 178 years old! Though sometimes other human characters talked like Curry and I found that to be unrealistic. Coming from Curry, it was appropriate but not so much from the others.

However,  I would have liked it if the vampire legend was explained more. The little details. Sure every one knows that vampires are immortal creatures that drink blood but how they feed, how they're turned and just the little things have been changed and recreated so many times that there really is no generic vampire characteristics that are a given.

I wouldn't be Racquel if I didn't mention the romance which was sweet. A little more on the cheesy side and too insta for my liking (I feel like I'm talking about popcorn. Lol!) but over all, I really did enjoy reading about Chansey and Curry. 

Even though this is not technically a YA book, the audience is definitely for YA so if you're hesitant to read the book because of that tidbit, don't worry, you'll definitely enjoy this book!

Onto the giveaway. A print copy of the two books in this series. Good luck!!
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Thanks for stopping by! Come by next week to see my review of BLOOD JEWEL, book 2 in The Vampire Apage series.
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