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Sophia by D.B.Reynolds review

Sophia by D.B.Reynolds (Vampires in America #4)


Synopsis from Goodreads
The Pacific Northwest . . . home to lush forests and constant rain, to lumberjacks and computer geeks, especially those of the vampire kind. Sophia, beautiful and deadly, has spent the last hundred years dancing her way through the balmy nights and hot-blooded men of South America. But when her Sire sends an urgent summons, Sophia rushes home to Vancouver only to find he has disappeared, leaving nothing behind but three dead vampires and a letter with Sophia's name on it.
Colin Murphy, a former Navy SEAL, came to the Northwest seeking a quiet place to heal the scars earned in more than a decade at war. But when someone starts killing local vampires and torturing their mates, Colin takes on the mantle of a warrior once again as he sets out to find the killers and do whatever it takes to stop them, even if that means hunting with vampires.
Following her Sire's trail of death to a small town in northern Washington, Sophia unexpectedly discovers the heat of a South American night in Colin's arms. But too soon Sophia and Colin find themselves in a race to uncover the killers before the next dead vampire becomes Sophia herself.

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This is one of these books which you can not judge by its cover. I don't really know who stands behind the decision to keep horrible covers for the whole series, but I would really want to strangle them.

I want to have these absolutely wonderful series in paperback standing proudly on my bookshelf, but with the covers like this? No way. Ranting aside I luuurve Vampires in America.

D.B.Reynolds managed to create one of the most delicious couples in PNR genre - Raphael and Cyn, a powerful ruthless bloodthirsty vampire lord and his tough, wicked, clever wife - private investigator and ex-cop. They have this equality and refreshing dynamics much like Roarke and Eve Dallas from In Death series by J.D.Robb.

And this couple is hot, hot, hot! Where was I? Ah, yes. I don't know why this book is called Sophia as Sophia's and Colin's love story is completely overshadowed by what's going on with Cyn and Raphael.

Although vampire Sophia and her human lover Colin were very likable characters, I didn't really care about them. Not with what was happening with human white-supremacist group, all the shootings and drama. Oh, and vampire revenge! Br-r... Graphic.

The book was read literally in one gulp. It's smooth and full of action. My only complaint? There just wasn't enough. Sophia's story is rushed, everything is resolved too quickly and way too easy. Also I didn't quite get the reason behind Sophia's Master actions. I want more, and can't wait for Duncan's story. He's too cool for school. *wink*

If you decide to read the whole series, make sure you have the book #2 next to the book #1. Believe me, you will have to grab the second book as soon as the first one ends *evil laughter*

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Я конечно очень люблю Д.Б.Рейнольдс, но зачем же было книжку называть "София", если это было продолжение приключений Син и Рафаэля?

Читается как песня, но сюжета оказалось маловато. История Колина и Софии - на заднем плане. София - вампир из Бразилии, прилетающая в Ванкувер по зову своего мастера, где она обнаруживает, что он исчез. Ей оставлено письмо, где он указывает, что ей необходимо съездить на территорию Рафаэля в пригород Сиэттла, если она хочет его найти.

В то же время Рафаэль узнаёт о смерти 2х своих вампиров в том самом пригороде и прилетает с Син из Малибу, чтобы провести расследование.

Колин живёт в том городке, он экс-морской пехотинец и действует как шериф. Расследование протекает при его взаимодействии.

В общем-то, хоть и интересно, но мало. Хочу ещё Син и Рафаэля, потому как очень вкусно. Ням! Что там с Софией и Колином произойдёт - мне до фени :)))

Тем, кому по душе паранормальные романы, читайте эту серию - она того стоит.



Carissa said...

Great review! I agree that quite often the covers can be misleading. I'm glad that this book was better than the cover and the the characters had some real chemistry.

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