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Monday, March 16, 2015

Review: Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys


Vampires are nothing but trouble…As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't’t be sticking their noses into New York’s supernatural politics. They don’t know jack about running a city—not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who’s just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good…

The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he’s on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he’s ever met, he’s going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm…and Sadie’s going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side…

I loved everything about this book. The complexity of the plot and the myriad of plot threads that Humphreys wove together throughout the story were impressive. There's so much that goes on, and so many characters involved in so much of it, with a rock-solid foundation built by every one of the preceding books, that I would definitely not recommend a reader new to the series start here.

It could be done,Humphreys  has a gift for condensing necessary exposition and fitting it in well with current developments, but so much of the emotional impact would be lost that it just shouldn't be.

I adored the relationship arc and character developments for Killian and Sadie in this book. It wasn't what I would call a traditional romance, really, and that's what I love about Humphreys. She has such a gift for creating stories that fit perfectly with the characters featured in it. Killian and Sadie have known each other for a while, have battled and locked horns, have struggled against their attraction for years, so the relationship between them is in a completely different place and needed completely different things than, .

The pack,the Vampire's, the past, who they are, what they're responsible for, what they can do, the issues each have with how they feel, the threat of not being able to have Sadie, all of that plays a significant role in each character's definition and development, not to mention on their romance. It was frustrating at times (very frustrating at times). It was enlightening at others. There were moments that made me mad and moments that made me laugh. Sometimes it just flat-out broke my heart. For me, though, all the sublimely well-crafted pieces that factored into their personalities and into every moment of their relationship arc worked...perfectly. I loved every second of it.
 
This book totally led me on an emotional roller-coaster ride, not only with Killian and Sadie , but with the rest of the characters as well. I love the amount of time the author spent on building up the relationships so that we come to care about every single character.
 
If you haven’t had the opportunity of reading this series I would highly recommend grabbing it now