Thursday, October 20, 2011

I can blog about my own blog, right? -Addendum to Love is Darkness Review

When I write a review for a novel, I try to do it immediately after I finish reading.  I do this because I feel like I can better capture the novel's essence; in this case, Valerie's humor and desire.  In being caught up in Valerie's emotions, I didn't share what makes this novel good.

First of all, there are some interesting historical references that I feel could and should be explored in later novels.  Hanson suggests that fairies were involved in the historical disappearances of the colonists in Roanoke.  I'm totally a sucker for historical fiction.

Hanson stays true to the monster that is vampire.  I think the desire to be loved and taken care of by someone who is a predator and dangerous is built-in, deep within the human psyche.  Valerie fears, and I could argue loves, Lucas.  He doesn't sparkle of feed off of rats.  Lucas is visceral.  Not only does the reader get to fantasize about being in bed with a sexy monster, but you could also have a "book talk" about human psychology.

Read it.  Enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the favorable review. I hate to say it but being confused was not the wine, it was the book. I heard that a lot and I cut and molded and tried to explain and...somehow it was still never totally clear.

    But I wanted there to be a big backstory so that people really knew the characters and what made them so screwed up.

    It had not occurred to me that being taken care of by someone dangerous is human nature. Good point. That's going to to turn over and over in my head for awhile I think.

    And I totally agree with you-- I'm a big sucker for historicals too. For me that's one of the best things about vampires--they've seen all kinds of stuff. I'd totally drool over a guy who could talk history to me. I'm still cool, right?

    And-- you're the first person to mention that there is no actual penetration! lol! My bff is always giving me a hard time (sorry!) about that. Next book. Promise.