Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review of "Bloodline Prophecy - Acceptance" by Shelby Everdale

Having lost the will to live, Sebastian Adario decides to starve himself to death, but it's not so easy to starve the monster inside of him. He can only control it for so long before the monster takes over and he feeds again. He should have avoided town that night, but luckily for him he didn't and the monster took over. That's when he saw the bloodline prophecy and discovered his soul mate. The only problem was that she hadn't even been born yet. Would Sebastian be able to keep her family safe until she was born, and would she be able to accept him for the monster that he is if they ever meet?

Before I get into my review, I feel I need to tell you that my view of this book may be affected a bit by having over-indulged in vampire books as of late. I think I may be getting a little burnt out on that subgenre and it may have hampered my enjoyment of "Bloodline Prophecy - Acceptance." So take this review with a grain of salt, a shot of tequila, and a wedge of lime.

I started this book at the beginning of April, and it took me until the end of April to finish it because it just didn't suck me in. I frequently picked it up to read a few pages and then put it down in favor of reading another book (a couple of times because I'd signed up for blog tours and had commitments with a solid deadline). While I always have multiple books started at once, I almost never have more than one blog review book going at the same time. I try very hard to work through my blog commitment books methodically, but just found it impossible to slog through this book before focusing on other commitments. It's not even a particularly long book, so there's really no good reason for my failure.

This book has a lot of back story, some of it a bit repetitive, and it also seems to cover all the vampire rules for this series (which is absolutely necessary when writing a vampire book) but these things made the book move really slowly, and I believe are a large part of the reason why I just couldn't get into the book. Beyond that, the major source of conflict in this book was merely the question of whether Viviana would accept Sebastian in spite of the fact that he's a vampire.

We did get some hints about things to come in future books, which actually makes me hopeful for this series in spite of the slow start. I suspect the next book will be much more action packed now that the back story and vampire rules are out of the way. While the story moved slowly, the book itself was fairly well written otherwise, and I do look forward to seeing more from Shelby Everdale.

Overall I give this book 3 out of 5 stars because it was well written, but it just didn't pull me in. - Katie

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