Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Rockin' Review of Gailene's Vow by Stuart Land

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Stuart Land has written a fun, sexy, exciting vampire adventure that is sure to please.  The story in this book weaves between the lives of two women-- Gailene, who lived in the past, and Zondra, who lives in the present.  Both of these women portray strong, distinctive characters, but each are full of their own complexities and driven by their histories as well as the events around them.  I loved that this was not another of those entirely predictable vampire stories, but was its own thing.

Normally, stories that jump between viewpoints are a little annoying to me, but Stuart wrote this one so well that it didn't bother me at all.  As a matter of fact, I really enjoyed the contrast between old-world, society-hopping Gailene and new-world, motorcycle-riding Zondra.  I also loved the interplay between the two perspectives, and how all the pieces of the puzzle gradually came together.

Another treat in this book was the complexities of the characters.  Even the minor characters were done really well.  I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Zondra and Calverton, the (kind-of) butler.  I also really liked how Gailene had so many faults and yet I felt for everything she was going through.  She was truly well-rounded and real.

All in all, a really fun book!  I'm glad I read it and am sure I'll be checking out more of Stuart's work in the future.

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  1. Thank you so much, Kate, for your wonderful review! Coming from such a fantastic writer such as yourself, I'm truly humbled. The girls thank you also. Szejna wants you to know she has her own book out called, Original Blood, Szejna's Revenge. It's book two of the series that picks up where Gailene's Vow ends. I'll write a private message about other stuff. You're the best!

    1. YW, Stuart! It was a great book and I look forward to reading the next one!