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Vitória Gardella é jovem, linda e usa piercing no umbigo. Ela vive na Inglaterra do século XIX e herdou um legado: matar vampiros. Londres, 1810. Num ambiente que lembra os romances de Jane Austen, como Orgulho e Preconceito e Razão e Sensibilidade, uma jovem linda e sensual, Vitória Gardella, debuta na sociedade e precisa arrumar um marido rico. Mas Vitória parece viver 2Vitória Gardella é jovem, linda e usa piercing no umbigo. Ela vive na Inglaterra do século XIX e herdou um legado: matar vampiros. Londres, 1810. Num ambiente que lembra os romances de Jane Austen, como Orgulho e Preconceito e Razão e Sensibilidade, uma jovem linda e sensual, Vitória Gardella, debuta na sociedade e precisa arrumar um marido rico. Mas Vitória parece viver 200 anos adiante de seu tempo. Quer levar vida independente. Usa piercing no umbigo. E herdou um terrível Legado – o de ser uma Venadora, ou caça-vampiro....

Title : O Legado da Caça Vampiro
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ISBN : 9788563420022
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Number of Pages : 376 Pages
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O Legado da Caça Vampiro Reviews

  • Ben Alderson
    2018-10-18 07:58

    SUCH A GOOD BOOK!

  • Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽
    2018-10-22 08:15

    So this is about a family of vampire slayers who live in the Regency period - where the females had the long gloves with very short sleeves and their boobs out and hair put up with curls (and tons of hair product, whatever they used in those days). Victoria is 19 and the biggest stress in her life to date is whether her dance card gets filled up at her debut until she has strange dreams and finds out she has been selected to be the next family slayer in a long line of slayers spanning generations. So she gets some kick-ass training and a special piercing that gives her special abilities and begins her covert life as a vampire hunter, all the while trying to still be the proper girl and fit into society and play by those rules as well. As you can imagine, life becomes a lot more difficult.This was such a fun read. I don't usually like historical fiction, but I do love paranormal fantasy and vampires, and the story and writing totally worked for me! It's one of the best freebies I have ever read. Did I mention this is free??? You can't lose.Some things I really liked about it: Has an old-school vampire vibe. These are not nice vampires (at least we don't meet any in book one). Also, some of the classic vampire myths and rules apply (holy water, crosses, etc.).There are two potential future love interests (Max and Sebastian) - but no love triangle - and they are REALLY sexy, there is no insta-love, and the banter is intelligent and spicy. And feisty.I really enjoyed the way Regency society life was portrayed. It was funny and not taken seriously whatsoever.The heroine is likeable. She's only 19, but she catches on pretty quickly and is intelligent. She does have a few lessons to learn and "D'oh!" moments, but it's not irritating.I think if you are unsure about vampire books, but like historical fiction, you might enjoy this. I would call it historical vampire fantasy. I guess. There is a more traditional romance in this one with another male character from society, but it's done well, and the end leaves everything open for the future. Do not read the blurb for book two if you plan to read it because there is a HUGE spoiler in it. I don't know why they did that. I, of course, read it when I bought book two before finishing book one. I highly recommend giving this one a try. I had no expectations and it was just so damn good!

  • new_user
    2018-09-29 00:48

    I started The Rest Falls Away with some misgivings. Away opens with a cheesy ceremony, some cliché about destiny, and a series of infodumps through a wise aunt, teaching the audience along with Victoria Gardella, vampire hunter. However, once we're up to speed, there seems to be a spirit of, "Now let's get to the good stuff!" as author Colleen Gleason moves us swiftly into plotty goodness, beginning with Victoria's coming out ball, where she begins her vampire -and husband- hunting careers with youthful certainty and great promise.Naturally, by the end of the novel, things have changed. Three, count them, three engaging men have entered her life. What's a girl to do? I know what you're thinking, but she doesn't sleep with all of them, LOL. Gleason's trim, compact scenes allow us to follow Victoria breathlessly as she pits her wits against a vampire queen, weathers her colleague's disdain, and tries to juggle a proper courtship. No lengthy internal monologues, no very flowery language. Away is written much like any other urban fantasy without the Starbucks references. If those books were set in Victorian England. Also, Victoria Gardella is not sarcastic, LOL.Though this novel was not a disturbing number overall -more emotional- I liked the surprisingly dark aspects of the vampires. I also enjoyed Victoria's juggling act between her secret identity and her public persona, her personal growth, and the tension between her and her men. It was fun chasing Victoria through the streets of London and watching her hide lethal stakes in her coiffure. She uses an Indian mode of martial arts-- pretty unique. I could have done without the irritating aunt scenes. They were pointless as far as I could tell and about as interesting as lesser scenes. Why, Ms. Gleason? Those were only a few pages, and aside from that, I'm very interested to learn more about what will happen to Victoria after that emotional whopper of an ending.

  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    2018-10-04 05:14

    January is vampire month for me and Karly.I love vampires, but a vampire-hunting debutante and a Jane Austen-era setting had me doubtful at first. I hate "chosen ones" even more than insta-love and I one-starred Pride and Prejudice. However, this freebie quickly sucked me in and it turned out to be quite an enjoyable read!For a while there didn't seem to be much of a plot—just Victoria going to fancy events and making excuses to leave early so she could stake vampires, all the while trying to reconcile her legacy with her love for Lord Rockley, who has no affiliation with vampires whatsoever.But the story moved along nicely, finally gaining steam and ending in a satisfying conclusion. I really, really liked the ending. Lilith was awesome.Lilith the Dark was not so much dark as she was burning and frigid at the same time.All the vampires were pretty awesome, actually, even though they didn't get much individual screen time. They were old school style, yet they had a few fresh attributes.To make the story even better, it was full of hot guys. Yet there was never a love triangle! And I couldn't decide which guy to ship! I liked them all! Sexual tension was appropriately used and well-written.I was pleasantly surprised by this book, and I'm excited to eventually finish the series. Recommended!

  • Veronique
    2018-10-03 02:11

    3.5 Regency-set vampire story that surprised me. At first, it felt quite a bit episodic, going from one scene to the next, speeding to get us to the point when Victoria takes on her role vampire slayer. Once there, the narrative found its rhythm and allowed us to enjoy following our heroine trying to juggle her two lives, often with a good dose of humour, going from balls and the duty to catch a rich husband of excellent social standing, to killing vampires and foiling the plans of Lilith, set upon the destruction of humanity. The details of each world were nicely handled, and we get plenty of action, adventure and romance. Thankfully, characters are not forgotten either and we are offered a compelling heroine, exhilarated with her newly found strength and freedom, as well as a colorful cast, from Aunt Eustacia, Max and Sebastian, to Phillip and Verbena.All very entertaining, in a light way, until I reached the last quarter and suddenly the story became much more interesting, Gleason raising the stakes and leading us into something much darker and satisfying.

  • Fani *loves angst*
    2018-09-26 05:55

    Victoria Gardella is ready to make her debut in society. At the same time, she finds out she's a Venator or a Vampire Hunter. Looking forward to some action and freedom offered by her new role she jumps in readily to accept the challenge. She has her aunt and another Venator, Maximilian Pesaro, to guide her through her new duties. But things get complicated when she meets and becomes attracted to the Marquess of Rockley. He's innocent and ignorant of her night life and wants to marry her. Can Victoria combine both parts of her life succesfully? Things get even worse when Victoria learns that Lilith, the leader of the vampires, is in London, seeking a book that will make her even more powerful and she must stop her. Seeking for information on the book, she stumbles upon Sebastian Vioget, an enigmatic man who seems willing to feed her some clues but with a price. Is he an ally or a foe?From the momemt I read the description -and saw the cover- of the book in goodreads, I felt I had to read it, although a couple of my friends tried to dissuade me. In the end, although I now understand why they did it, I'm glad they failed:) I ended up liking the book, besides its faults.Its faults are in my opinion, mainly focused on some inconsistancies in the plot and the TSTL heroine. Yes, she did stupid things more than once. Yes, she kept being beaten up and then running out to kill more vamps alone because she felt no one could beat her *gasp*. Yes, she kept her mouth shut when she shouldn't. She also made a silly, stupid decision that was doomed for the start and eventually brought trouble to others. The weird thing is, I didn't hate her despite all that. Although she exasperated me, I liked the writing, the plot and the atmosphere so much, that I was able to overcome my problems with her. I can hope though, that she learns from her mistakes and acts more maturely in the next books or I might have to drop the series at some point. But for now, I'm not just determined to go along; I'm looking forward to it!

  • Katie(babs)
    2018-10-10 00:58

    The Rest Falls Away is all about girl power. Victoria is a great heroine who goes through so much and walks through the fire to come out on top. Victoria’s calling is to be a Venator, which is a vampire slayer who must sacrifice her life to eradicate the world of these evil undead beings. Victoria has been waiting for this moment to be welcomed as the newest slayer. But poor Victoria has her mother to put up with who wants her only daughter to have her coming out in London to find a husband. Victoria’s mother has no clue about Victoria’s calling and must hide her nightly patrols. Victoria is a 19th century Buffy in other words. But Victoria is not alone and has her great aunt Eustacia as her mentor and to teach her the ways of being a Venator.Victoria has a lot on her plate. At her debut, she meets the Marquess of Rockley and you could say the sparks fly between these two. Rockley believes Victoria is his destiny and wants her to be his wife. Talk about one lucky girl because she also has some other men interested in her as well, such as the seductive and mysterious Sebastian Vioget who walks on both sides of the fence and Max, another Ventor, who thinks Victoria is too naïve and not skilled enough to take on the bad guys.There is also an evil vampire skank villainess and a shocking surprise at the end that I didn’t see coming and had me shaking my first at Colleen for doing what she did. But there is a reason even though I was very upset * sob * but in a good way.If you need your vampire fix and a true kick ass heroine who can carry a stake and still waltz with the best of them, introduce yourself to Colleen Gleason’s Gardella Vampire Chronicles and The Rest Falls Away.

  • Cathy (cathepsut)
    2018-10-24 08:02

    Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, meets Jane Austen. A lot of frocks, debutantes and dance cards mingle with the undead. Funny, entertaining, a little off the well beaten track of the usual vampire romance lit. Nice, even with some drama strewn in. There are different types of vampires. Your run-of-the-mill recently undead, the older Guardians and the very old and scary Imperials. The silly bit about it - you can tell the difference by the colour of their eyes. But otherwise a good read.

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2018-09-24 06:18

    Initial ThoughtsThis was fun! Victoria is trying to find a good husband while she is taking on the role of vampire hunter. It was entertaining watching her trying to balance both sides of her life. Of course, I found the vampire parts to be the most interesting but I liked the idea of her living a double life. Review copy provided by the publisher via Edelweiss. Full review to be posted soon.

  • Lindsay
    2018-10-24 08:11

    Vampire-hunters in Regency England, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer by way of Jane Austen.Victoria is the latest daughter of the Gardella family to begin having the dreams that indicate that she has a destiny to fight vampires, a destiny that she can choose to pass up, but one that she decides to pursue thinking it a great game. As she risks more and more of her life in the pursuit of this game she begins to realize it's anything but.This was a fun paranormal romance that owes a lot more to Buffy than it does the Regency period itself. The behavior of the male and female characters don't really fit the time, and lean much more towards modern sensibilities, partly in an effort to keep the plot moving along. And move along it does; this was certainly action-packed. As this is the first in a series of five, the characters also don't get much attention here, with only the three principals getting much more than a sketch. I also felt that a fair bit of the drama, primarily around Victoria and her fiance, was all just a bit manufactured.Overall, not really to my taste.

  • Milda Page Runner
    2018-10-03 04:48

    Light girly and fluffy but entertaining enough to blitz through the series in a few weeks. Due to Victorian setting and comedy element reminds a bit of Soulless but admittedly not as sophisticated and funny. Weaknesses: YA level writing - too simplified and naïve at times, and character depth. (gets better later in the series)Strengths: fast moving engaging plot, good balance of action-adventure vs romance, comedy element, well done fight scenes.I wouldn’t look for original ideas or any deep thoughts in here, but if you want light romantic holiday read that doesn’t require much brain activity – do recommend – it’s a good entertainment. :)

  • Vavita
    2018-10-07 03:17

    4 and a half! Very cool book! Like Buffy but better

  • JAIME
    2018-10-09 03:05

    Hmmmmm. This is another instance of 'I hate the protagonist, but the story is quite good'. Do with that what you will.

  • Inara
    2018-10-24 01:53

    Victoria Gardella Grantworth is called on the eve of her debut to London´s society to accept her family legacy to be a vampire hunter, a so-called Venator. Mentored and trained by her old aunt Eustacia she´s supposed to follow into her steps as the head of the Venators and destroy their arch-enemy the vampire queen Lilith the Dark. Victoria embraces her fate to be a vampire hunter fully but she has also to follow her social callings and find a suitable husband. When Phillip de Lacy, Marquess of Rockley London´s most eligible bachelor appears on the scene Victoria falls head over heels in love with the handsome young man. The feeling is mutual, they marry and live happily ever after... or don´t they?I really liked this book! The plot captivated me at once and there were also some very interesting characters like the rude Maximilian Pesaro a master vampire executioner, who is constantly fighting Victoria (with words) and challenging her way of life and slaying. Then the enigmatic Sebastian Vioget, the owner of the Silver Chalice, an inn where vampires and humans mingle. Victoria, although deeply in love with Phillip nevertheless feels a strange attraction to the mysterious man, who seems to be her ally. But what are his real reasons to help her? I´d really like to read more about him and I´m looking forward to the moment when his secret is unveiled in one of the next books! I thought Phillip to be a bit pallid compared to the other two more colorful characters but I think he represents the "normal" in Victoria´s unusal life. She really loves him and in her youthful enthusiasm she thinks she´s able to be both at the same time – wife and Venator. She marries Phillip against the better advice of her aunt and Max and soon it shows how vulnerable this marriage makes her. Feelings of guilt because of her constantly lying, her fear of Phillip finding out about her "profession" and additionally the fear for his life when he unwittingly endangers himself because of his wish to help her with her "problem", doesn´t make her life any easier. Her heart is torn between duty and love. Victoria is a likeable heroine with some faults, she overestimates herself and her skills more than once and doesn´t think the consequences of her marriage completely through and to what fate it will condemn her unsuspecting husband. What I found a bit astonishing was how fast the Imperials, the most fearsome and strongest vampires on earth were destroyed by Max. I think they could have put up a better fight then this...underachievement for such powerful vamps, sorry guys!This book has an execllent plot and some intriguing characters and is really worth a try if you like a story about a vampire hunter in Regency London.Website of the author: http://www.colleengleason.com/

  • Jane
    2018-09-26 05:07

    I wanted to love this book. I mean, it's a good story. Buffy set in Regency England--what's not to like? I usually give a book 50 pages to interest me, but I gave Gleason 100. Even after she referred to a horse as a stallion in three consecutive paragraphs only to call him a gelding in the fourth, I kept reading. Eventually, though, the story didn't enthrall me enough to lift me past Gleason's awkward prose and wooden dialogue. A girl can take only so much of someone writing forsoothly. I skipped to the last chapter to see if I was right about what was going to happen--I was--and then I put the book aside. It's a shame.

  • Deborah
    2018-09-30 07:13

    My daughter bought me the full set of these books a few years ago and I've read them many times I'm currently working my way through them again which has prompted me to write a review.I love a good series and this is one of my favourites, if you like vampires and romance then this series is a must. This first book is about Victoria discovering her legacy and it introduces the main characters for the series including Max and Sebastian.

  • Robyn
    2018-10-23 04:52

    3.5 that I'm rounding up. A bit of a shaky start for me, but this turned into a gloriously dark and enjoyable vampire huntress tale!

  • Zeek
    2018-10-04 03:00

    The author has billed her first novel as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Pride and Prejudice" and seeing as these are two of my all time favorite stories and settings- I was all over it!I read it in one sitting, because after the first chapter I had to see how it all played out. Actually, it was around page thirty-about the time Ms. Gleeson laid out her idea of how the vampires came into being. (No Bram Stoker rip off this!) After I read it, I heard that familiar voice inside my head say "Oh, that's good!"- the same thing I always hear whenever I come across a plotline that gets me excited!As this is the first in the series, I felt it was a good set up for what's to come. I adore Victoria but it took several books to fully engage with her. (I don't feel like one gets the total picture on her in this the first in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles series, but that can happen when starting a series. And too, Victoria is as new to the world of Gleason's vampires as we are when starting the series! We learn more about her as the series plays out.)

  • rachel • typed truths
    2018-10-22 05:09

    The first book in my personal clear-off-your-shelves-by-the-end-of-the-year challenge is completed. Yay! I was not a big fan of this one, which is disappointing, but it is nice to cross a series off of my ridiculous TBR. RTC.

  • Summer
    2018-09-28 00:58

    If I could give 2.5 stars, I would, but given the choice between "it's okay" and "liked it," I definitely have to stay with "it's okay."My main beef with this book is simply style...or rather, the lack thereof. Not everyone can be a gifted writer, no, but I felt like I was reading a teenager's second or third "novel" on some sort of free internet publishing site (no names named). And even saying that might be insulting to some of those teenagers who tell a lesser story in a damned more compelling way.The story itself wasn't bad--I was originally drawn to pick this book up because of the idea of a Regency Buffy or whatnot. However, if you're going to write historical fiction, try to make it seem historical, not write modern fiction in a historical setting with a few historical words thrown in here and there. But I digress. Sebastian was fun, at least. The most believable part was the seduction in the carriage...Maybe Gleason should try erotica...However, I understand that the subsequent books in the series are much better, so if I happen to run across one, I won't hold this against it.

  • Holly
    2018-10-16 07:09

    I tried...I really tried to get into this story. I put this book down and went back to it three times. Unfortunately, even though I love the concept (an historical romance meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer), I was just unable to feel anything but frustration and boredom.The story moved so slowly, it nearly drove me mad. It felt like the same sequence of events kept playing out repeatedly over the first 150 pages. The action did end up picking up towards the end (which is why i was finally able to give this 2 stars instead of 1), but by that time, I was just anxious for the book to be over.

  • The Flooze
    2018-10-10 04:13

    At the start of The Rest Falls Away, Victoria is arrogant and naïve in embracing her calling as a Venator. Her induction into the hunting elite is handled almost too easily. Vampires poof to ash with practically a flick of a well-turned wrist. She stubbornly maintains a duality--dancing debutante vs. ruthless killer--and she seems to get away with it.But as the story unfolds, the dichotomy takes its toll. And that's where Victoria becomes interesting.Gleason lists Jane Austen and Joss Whedon as influences, and they are apropos examples of her overall themes. Hiding stakes in lacy garters and in elaborate updos, Victoria presents a picture-perfect image as she trolls society events for the undead...and for marriage prospects.On the topic of men, the fop she chooses to love is a rather flat character when compared to the rest of the cast. He's terribly polite and proper. A nice, sweet man...who is boring as hell.But never fear, because Victoria's destiny brings her close to two thrilling fellows who satisfy the need for broody arrogance (Max) and amused seduction (Sebastian). The pair are intriguing. I must learn more. Although Victoria skirts the edge of Too Stubborn to Live, her wit and determination throughout make her a sympathetic character. Max's snark is wonderful, and Sebastian lends a good amount of heat (carriages are steamy places--who knew?).The mythology is a bit common, and Gleason often telegraphs her next move, but that didn't lessen my enjoyment. Lots of brisk action and quite a few chuckles, especially from the gossiping mother and friends. Most positive is the fact that Victoria grows as a character. Her youthful attitude of invincibility gets adjusted--and she's much more likable for it. I think any faults might easily be explained by First Book Syndrome. Now to read the second and see if I'm right!

  • Sarah
    2018-09-29 06:49

    Victoria is a normal young lady looking forward to her debut into London Society - until she discovers she is the latest in her family to be chosen as a Venator or vampire hunter. She has the choice to accept her calling and become a Venator or to deny it and have her memories of the existance vampires taken away. Thinking it will be a big adventure and she will have more freedom than most young ladies she decides to accept her destiny and is given a vis bulla - an amulet that will give her the extra strenght she needs to fight vampires. She starts her training under the guidance of her Aunt Eustacia and another Venator Max. She soon finds that it isn't easy to juggle attending balls and other society functions whilst protecting people from the vampires who are prowling amongst them. As she falls in love with Philip, the Marquess of Rockley, things become even more complicated as she can't tell him the reasons behind some of her strange behaviour and sudden disappearances from social events. I enjoy reading historical romances, particularly those set in Regency London and I'm a big fan of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romances so this book appealed to me on several levels. I found it really interesting to read a Buffy type story set in London Society and thought that Colleen Gleason did a good job of highlighting the particular problems Victoria faced because of the era. There were a few twists that I really didn't expect, especially in the first book & I'm looking forward to seeing how things develop throughout the series. Although there are obviously some surface similarities between this and Buffy I found there were a lot of original ideas too and I loved the Regency spin on the story. I'll definitely be reading more of this series.

  • Lorna
    2018-10-02 04:02

    A few days ago I found this book, and it immediately jumped ahead of all the other books I have waiting. I had never even heard of this series, or this author, and since it's a best selling series, that was kind of different for me. Reason? Because I really wish I had heard of this series before! It was just so, so good.Victoria Gardella is a member of the ton, otherwise known as the high society of London. It's the time of Jane Austin, she's nineteen, and is getting read for her debut. She begins having horrific dreams. Her elderly aunt, Eustacia informs her of her destiny. The dreams come only to the members of the Gardella family that are to be Venators. Venators are the vampire hunters of the world, and are pretty rare considering how many vampires there are. Two generations of Gardellas have gone without a new Venator, not since Eustacia, so now Victoria will be one of the strongest ever. Her first test? Kill a vampire at her coming out ball.Victoria was fascinating as a young woman brought up to be a debutante, and land a rich, and preferably titled husband. She's beautiful, and once trained by her aunt's lover, becomes a formidable fighter. The reader gets to go along for the ride, as she comes into her own as a successful Venator. Along the way, she works with Max, a bad tempered Venator, that helps train her on the streets. She also meets Sebastian, a handsome but shady character, one that owns a vampire friendly club. As far as falling in love, that involved another man entirely.This story was so much fun-not that it was humorous, because it wasn't. It was just a complete adventure, with great characters, and a good(adult)romance, served up in historical London. Victoria, sneaking around on the dangerous streets of London, was probably the best part of the story, at least it was for me. She manages to get into all kinds of situations, and when Lilith, the Queen of the Vampires shows up, the story ramps up even farther.The world building was also one of the best parts of the book as well. Vampires in historical London, are not the romanticized ones that we usually read about. They are evil creatures, and they really aren't given personalities in this book, with the exception of Lilith. Lilith is pure evil. The background of how vampires came to be, was uniquely imagined by the author, as well. There's also different kinds of vampires. It all was very interestingly told, and absolutely was not an info dump.This is the second vampire hunter book I have read this month, and it's actually a toss up which one was better. I completely loved both of them, and they were both wonderful reads for me. I liked this one enough that I have already started the second book, about five minutes after I finished this one. The series has five books, and they are all out already, so no waiting!It should be noted that this is a re-release, originally released in 2007(RabidReads.com)

  • Katyana
    2018-10-03 06:56

    This book was a fun intro to the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the 1800s. By itself, I would say the book was moderately entertaining. I like the world it is building, and thought this was a good introduction to the characters. Victoria, our heroine, was admittedly a bit TSTL in the beginning (not totally, but definitely a little) - charging into a big confrontation alone because, hey, you're a badass baby vamp slayer who has been in training for A WHOLE MONTH is maybe not the best plan. But I like that she took her duty seriously, and I like that she was constantly struggling to find a balance between her life and her duty. I think she did a lot wrong, though. I found the Rockley arc (particularly the ending) to be a bit off-putting. I don't understand why she wouldn't just tell him the truth right from the outset, when he was telling her he wanted to know. She insisted she couldn't tell him, but promised to find a balance that included him, he agreed, they married. Now, firstly... the book had already established the magical memory-erasing medallion. So, tell him. Tell him his choice is to accept it and accept her, or refuse to accept it and have his memory wiped. Hello? How is that not an obvious solution? And if Victoria was too wrapped up to see that, someone else should have pointed it out to her. Eustacia admitted she knew all along that Victoria would have to tell Rockley. Give the guy the opportunity to step up, or step out. If you don't, you are just dooming him to be a victim.And that's not to say I was in love with Rockley, but he was a sweet guy, and didn't deserve to end up like he did. Moreover, I am already rolling my eyes in frustration over all the emo drama this is sure to cause Victoria in the aftermath (in later books).Max is... really irritating. He was frankly a giant asshole throughout this book. I get that he's got Past Drama that has left scars. But that's just not an excuse to me. He was an absolute asshole the entire time. And as I said in one of the status update comments: he can be protective without being belittling. I get that he has a Thing for her, and is behaving like a toddler about it ("if he pulls your hair, it means he likes you!"), but seriously, grow the fuck up already.Sebastian is pretty yummy, but I don't trust him at all. I find it pretty fishy that he led Victoria right into some of her closest scrapes. I need to know that he wasn't setting her up before I really take an interest.That said, I hit up the lovely Amazon for the rest of the series, and plan to continue on. I like the world, and am looking forward to seeing where it goes.

  • Katie
    2018-10-16 01:58

    Sometimes I think maybe I shouldn't rate books. Or at least some books. This is maybe more of a two, but I'll read more, so I guess three.The worldbuilding in this isn't bad (not terribly original, but I generally don't care about that in this genre), but the process of worldbuilding isn't good. It's all, "Okay, you're the Chosen One. Moving on . . ." except you actually don't even get the scene where she finds out she's the Chosen One. That's all exposition.Which, in a way, is what makes me look forward to the rest of the series, now that that awkwardness is out of the way. I did like the characters, so there's enough to keep going.But there's other awkwardness, too, like Max objects to Victoria's social life, but she's a young woman of the ton and it would've been awfully hard to get out of that life in that society. And, really, getting married would make you MORE free than being a debutante.So pretty uneven overall. Oh, and she has plenty of love interests. That's a bit uneven, too, but not badly done. Each relationship is pretty distinct.(PS: I actually read this ages ago, so this is a re-read. I think I must've read it when the book was pretty new and I wanted to give the whole series a try. Depending on how I like the next book, I suppose.)

  • BJ Rose
    2018-10-13 08:16

    I wanted to like this more than I did, but it was just too inconsistent and far-fetched for me. The inconsistency was resolved - the beginning gave the feeling that perhaps the author was going for tongue-in-cheek with the opening behavior of the heroine, but then it became obvious that it was meant to be a serious approach to staking vampires. But that led to the far-fetched aspect: here is this young debutante carrying stakes to ton events so she can poof any vampires that show up. Actually, I was willing to accept her behavior, since she was the only one of the three vampire-hunters who could show up at society events. But here's my problem: vampire guardians were making vampires out of titled men of the ton, whom Victoria then poofed out of existence, but there was no big hue and cry about the disappearance of these lords?! Sooner or later, there should have been concerns and investigations, but none were mentioned - I had a problem with that.

  • madamereadsalot
    2018-09-28 04:52

    So this was my read for 'in-between-work' and I rather enjoyed it, but there are also a few things I thought could have used a little more convincing as for the emotional part. This occured more in the middle Part of the book, but I thought some of Victorias feelings felt rather rash and more like a crush than really the deep feeling of love the reader is supposed to believe she feels. So although she is supposed to be a kickass female character (which she is partly) I felt like her emotional struggles were a little shortlived but repeative in a way that made it hard for me to be convinced. The storyline was a little dragging for quite awhile, but I quite liked how it ended and I think the next book will definetly up this one! (It sounds a little negative now, but I don't mean it that way. Like I said, I did like it, but I think it could have been better in a few aspects.)I will definetely try out the next book soon

  • Sally
    2018-10-16 02:04

    What I found really annoying about this book was how a newbie vampire hunter can easily defeat an imperial vampire or even a guardian one.. I mean.. they've lived for a veeery long time and for them to just "poof" was kinda bizarre! It's as if these really old vampires just stood there and allowed Victoria to stake them! Nop.. uh uh! Didn't like that! This wasn't the best vampire book I've ever read, or the worst! It kept me interesting and I really wanted to know what'll happen in the end! But then, I also didn't like the ending very much! /:

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2018-10-18 09:09

    Victoria is the Buffy in Victorian times! (Or whatever that specific era is called. I can't get any of them straight.) This was a great first new book. I admit, I was pulled in by the cover and because my DH pointed it out. When I found out the author is from Ann Arbor, I had to buy it to support her! Great new vampire series for me.