Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Vampires Rule BY K.C. Blake Review
Title: Vampires Rule
Author: K.C. Blake
Series: Book # 1 of 3
Release Date: April 14th 2011
Source: Copy From Author in exchange for a review
Blurb: They don't call him Jackpot for nothing.
Jack has always beat the odds... at least until now. When he was attacked by a werewolf, vampires saved him. When he got tired of living the vampire life, another werewolf attack freed him, making him human again. Now Jack just wants to live a normal life, but what's normal about a hunter girlfriend, a brother who wants to stake him to be on the safe side, and a head werewolf building an army to rule the world?
Warning: This book is Vampristic!
My Cover Thoughts: I love the cover art work. It is a picture of a cross that is intricately designed with jewels and other hand work.
My Thoughts/Review: Oh man I have had this book for quite sometime and I finally was able to read it. I loved it and could not put it down. Jack is a vampire that can’t shake his humanity. Every year he goes to visit his home where his brother lives and visit his grave. Only this year he is told that he should avoid a girl because she will be the death of him. Of course he does not believe in any of that and when he sees a girl in trouble at the cemetery he goes to help her only he is attacked and dying from a werewolf attack. As Jack is lying there dying he tells his vampire friends to leave him at the door step of his brother s house so he can die in his family home. Only when he wakes up he realizes he is not in his family home but he is in that girl from the cemeteries house. In shock he wants to know who she is and what she wants. He knows she is a hunter and could kill him at any time but he wants to know what she has planned out for him.
The next morning he awakes in her bed with the sun shinning on him and he panics because the sun burns up vampires. It is then that he realizes he is no longer a vampire but a human. He and the girl talk and he finds out that he is part of a plan to save the world from vampires and werewolves. As the story unfolds Jack must make some serious decisions and he must learn to trust humans, but there is a problem because he has been a vampire for 10 years he just can’t turn off his vampire ways and so trusting humans is a no no so he must fight that in order to survive.
Things start to go bump in the night and Jack must chose between good and evi. He must decide if he can kill as a human or be killed. He also has learned that the one person he trusts and loves the most is the one that will kill him. What a boy to do?
Memorable Quotes: Page 143 Jack and Silver Talking to each other: Jack crossed the room to the book shelf and picked up the volume Jersey had
wanted him to read. It was one of his favorites, one of Lily’s favorites. Jack opened it. Jersey had written a little note on the inside. We all have a destiny, known or unknown.Our choice is to run from it or embrace it. Choose well.
“You really liked him, didn’t you?” Silver’s expression was one of total disbelief.
“After everything he did, you still like him.” How could he explain it to her? “He reminded me of my father. Not in a bad way. My father kept his emotions in check. He gave new meaning to calm, cool, and collected. Then there was the way I felt when talking to Jersey. He had all this wisdom to impart, and he did it eagerly. Having him around was almost like having my father back.” Silver walked over to him and slid into his arms. The side of her face pressed against his chest. She mumbled against his shirt. “I’m sorry you had to lose him. My parents are searching for Jersey via computer and contacts, but they probably won’t be able to find him for a long time. Maybe by the time they do, I’ll be able to suck his soul out, and you won’t have to kill him.” It was a horrible thing to wish for, but Jack found himself doing just that. He wasn’t sure if he had the strength to face Jersey on a battlefield. No matter what awful things Jersey had done, Jack feared he would always love the man. At least the parts that reminded him of the father he’d lost. Would it be better for Jersey to have his soul sucked out or to be touched by the rock? “What do you think happens to the souls you suck out? Are they lost forever?” “No. Didn’t you read that part in the diary?” “I guess I missed it.” “Lovely says they travel on, heaven or hell, wherever they were meant to be.” That didn’t sound so bad. “I’ll be back in a second.” Jack sprinted out to the car and retrieved the diary. Since it was still in his possession, he wanted to read the part about sucking souls out again. Silver had read it enough to know what page the information could be found on. He leaned in through the open window, took the diary out of the glove compartment. As he pulled it through the window, it slipped from his fingers. The diary opened on the ground to a brand new page. Jack hunched over it and read it again and again. He swallowed hard. Disbelief hardened his heart. No way. Someone was messing with him. He grabbed the diary, slapped it shut, but it was too late. The words were burned inside his brain. Beware of Silver, Jack. Betrayal will lead to your death. It had to be a trick. Somehow Jersey had planted the page, forged Lovely’s handwriting. Jack didn’t believe for a second that Silver would betray him. She most certainly would not lead him to his death. The sucking-out-souls passage forgotten, he tossed the diary back through the open window. With slow feet and a sinking spirit, he returned to the secret mansion beneath the house. He didn’t say a word to Silver about the new prophecy.
Advice: This is a must read! Action packed and a little swoon worthy loving in it!
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