Book Review: Blood On Silk by: Marie Treanor

Blood on Silk: An Awakened By Blood Novel
Publisher: NAL Trade
Publish Date: 7 September 2010
Origins: Publisher for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
Series: Awakened by Blood Series


Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local foktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman's hunger. 

An army of vampire hunters has amassed to send Saloman back to hell. Sworn to help - yet fearing Saloman's deadly blood lust - Elizabeth seeks to entrap him, offering her body as bait. But something stronger than dread, more powerful than revenge, is uniting Elizabeth to her prey. Caught between desire and rage, Elizabeth must decide 

where her loyalties lie...and what the limits are to a yearning she can no longer control.


I just finished this book and I am still sitting here trying to decide what I think. I overall think it was just ok. Salomon is the typical arrogant 'I've lived for a millenia' vampire, and he definitely lives it to the extent in this book. I like Elizabeth, she is a strong and smart character, most of the time. I am still not entirely sure Salomon is the right kinda vamp to get involved with...he has no qualms about killing or doing any other dastardly vampire deeds.

I definitely felt that some of this book is cliche, there are so many books that use the classical vampire, but I don't think that Ms. Treanor used it to her advantage. I wanted to laugh out loud at a couple of parts because they were just silly to me. The sensual scenes are pretty good, all the way back to the involuntary lust sort of deal. I think it has a tinge of Carpathian flavor as well, but....they are pretty classic vampires to so that could be what I am picking up.

Overall, this book was ok. I will probably give the second book a try just to see where Ms. Treanor takes her loose ends. This is one you will have to decide for yourself on.

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1 comment:

  1. I laughed out loud for some of the elements in the Carpathian series... just when you get to those books that are all like "Look at me BIG vampire man, I have little girl with nice bootie...I will make you my mate and call you cute pet names and only realize I love you when the jealousy overtakes me and I smash small mans brains in."

    I think I forgot my point. Ok, well just some PNRs can be so over the top silly that you can't get into them. Thanks for the honesty.


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