Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chasing Midnight Review

Title: Chasing Midnight

Author: Susan Krinard

Book: (Vampire/Werewolf Trilogy, #1)

Pages: 488

Rating: 3/5

I found this book while I was getting Born to be Wild and though it is a bit long in places it was a good book. Not the type of good I'm usually used to but it was worth the $1.25 I paid for it. That is saying way too much! XD I kept expecting someone in the book to pull out a cell phone or be older but it took place way too early (1920's) for that to happen.
Allegra (Allie) is a vampire with a secret no one knows. She can walk in the sun! She has human friends and sucks blood from her bedroom partners (one in an alley! EEEWWW!). One thing that she never thought would happen was for her to fall hard for a man. A werewolf to be precise. Now she can't seem stop thinking about him despite that she told him that she was just playing a mind trick on him. She really does care for the man that she barely knows.
Griffin is wealthy and would do anything for his sister (Gemma) except for letting her out of his house and into the world. See they are both werewolves and he is scared she'll loose it in public so he wants to marry her off to some nice rich man and have a comfortable life. When she runs away he finds her under the protection of Allie. The woman he hasn't been able to get out of his head.
He figures out there is much more to her than he had originally thought but he decides to stay away just like she does. One night they are searching for Mal (who is searching for Margot) and they walk into a gun fight where they get separated. When he finds her again she is something horrible and sickening. Even in his horror he returns to her apartment, the place she'd fled to, and found her near death.
He saves her life but he also wants her to marry him, which she cannot do. When he leaves they are thrown back together by Raoul (Master of the vampires) who wants Allie for himself. Together they have to save the ones they love from harm but Allie has a plan that completely throws Griffin.
She runs from him and meets the real threat. The one who started all of the balls rolling.
What will happen to their love? Who is the real threat? Will Griffin get to her in time to save her? Who will Allie belong to when everything is said and done?
This book is definitely long but I persevered and enjoyed it. Honestly I have read better romance in pathetically awful books than was in this book. I mean c'mon! I will just have to deal with it but I hate how the characters can fight and fight while wanting to sleep together at the same time. Talk about wrong! I must say you can skip this book if you ever come across it. I just did because I was bored and my mother has started hoarding my books from me since I need to retake the ACT and take the GED for the first time once I turn seventeen. I long for and dread December! She wants me to retake the ACT (despite the fact that I passed) and get the best score possible to get into a good college. I understand but I really want my books! I had them in my hands and she took them from me before I could read them! O.O

About The Author

Trained as an artist with a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Susan Krinard became a writer in 1992 when a friend read a short story she'd written and suggested she try writing a romance novel. A long-time fan of science fiction and fantasy, Susan began reading romance -- and realized what she wanted to do was combine the two genres. Prince of Wolves, her first romance novel and one of the earliest to feature a werewolf hero, was the result. Within a year Susan had sold the manuscript to Bantam as part of a three-book contract, and the novel went on to make several bestseller lists.
Since then, she's written and published over fourteen paranormal and fantasy novels, and written stories for a number of anthologies, both fantasy and romance. Both the anthology Out of This World (which included Susan's "Kinsman") and the novel Lord of the Beasts appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Susan makes her home in New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment", with her husband Serge, their dogs Freya, Nahla and Cagney, and their cat Jefferson. In addition to writing, Susan's interests include music of almost every kind, old movies, reading, nature, baking, and collecting unique handmade jewellery and decorative crafts.

1 comment:

  1. Hey I just wanted to let you know that on my book blog, Pages in Paris, I nominated you for the Liebster award which you can look at here: Congrats!