Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Indulge" by Megan Duncan

From Goodreads: "Claire's heart is torn between her first vampire love, Dmitry, and the Blood Mate, Arrick, that she is eternally bonded to with a powerfully deep and emotional connection. A vengeful vampire is haunting her steps, after Claire killed their mate. An ancient evil threatens to rip her world apart. With the danger of war looming on the darkening horizon, will Claire find the strength to fight back and protect those she loves? Even if it means embracing the darkness inside her? Is it worth it to become the evil she fears, in order to destroy it?"

I must admit that it took me a bit of time to get into this book- I, for the life of me, couldn't remember what happened in the first book, though I only read it a few months ago (though I don't fault the author, Megan, whatsoever, I should have reread the first book prior to reading this to refresh my memory of everything that occurred in it).

That being said, like "Savor" I LOVED Megan's writing style in this book- I literally bookmarked countless pages in this book solely for the descriptions contained within them. I am convinced that Megan can create a setting like no other and, as I mentioned in my review of "Savor", because of Megan's talent for descriptive writing (descriptive writing that not once gets too flowery or too overdone) it is effortless to situate yourself into Claire's position within the book.

I think that (if I was forced to choose one) my largest complaint about this book was that the characters that I had come to love in the previous book made little to no appearance in this book Dmitry, Arrick, Robin and the likes of. Though Claire's biological parents, Cathair and Ione, were such a welcome addition to the series. Their interactions with one another will truly pull at your heartstrings.

All in all, this is a worthy sequel to "Savor"- while at time "Savor" was a bit slow and dragged on, this book was fast-paced and kept you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Furthermore, it was really great to see Claire truly grow as a person vampire, physically, emotionally, and mentally, while reading this book.

Rating: 7.5/10

I received this book from the author to read and review. I was not compensated in any way for said review.

2 comments:

  1. Oh I didn't know this was a sequel! I had seen the cover on a few blogs but never really looked into it. I'll have to take a look at book 1! It seems to be a well written story.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Can't say I'm a fan of the blurb, but your review makes the book sound a lot more interesting. Curious that the characters from the first book aren't as present in this sequel--I find that sometimes that can work in an author's favor, and othertimes, not so much. Here's hoping Megan pulled it off!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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