Awakened by Brenda K. Davies
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Vampire Frat House!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍
Character development: 👤👤👤👤
The setting: College
The Hero(s): Liam – Liam is a Vampire in college. He, his friend Mike and other vampires are in a Frat and are the most handsome guys at the school and the biggest players.
The heroine: Sera – shy and reserved, college senior, she rarely parties but decides to go out to a frat party with much more outgoing and boisterous roommate and best friend Kathleen.
The Love Story: Liam falls for Sera at first sight. Sera is surprised in his interest in her, but likes him too.
I am not sure if it was the voices used in the narration or the writing of the book, but this seemed to me to be almost a parody of traditional vampire books and movies. The best friend Kathleen is a traditional college rah-rah party girl. The frenemy, Michelle is all “I think I am so much better than you”. Liam’s friend Mike is the regular college boy wingman that wants to get with as many girls as he can.
The scenes where Sera finds out Liam is a vampire and finds out how (and on whom) he has been feeding are about as corny as can be. However, I didn’t completely hate the book. It didn’t have anything really original, but as a mix between a new adult bully romance and a vampire romance it was just fine. Liam was not a bully to Sera, but Michelle certainly was.
The intimate scenes were chalk full of sexy adjectives, flowery language and the main characters calling each other by name. Though Sera and Liam fell for each other right away, there were obstacles so the story flowed well and got much better in the second half. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit!
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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I have this one my kindle, a little afraid i might not like it, but i think i might just give it a try! Good post!
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It got much better as it went along and the story ended up being pretty good. I read another of. the series (#6) and didn’t like it.
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