The sequel to Hunted is upon us…
Six weeks after Edith and her vampire family were exiled from their clan, Darren waits at the rendezvous, poised for a reunion that might never come. With every passing day, his hope of ever seeing the vampire who showed him what it means to be human again dwindles.
On the run from Hunters and her own clan alike, Edith strives to protect those in her care, all the while fighting to get back to Darren and the family she’d long dreamed of. But even when their paths do cross again, reunion comes at a cost.
–from the blurb about Allied
When Mr. Heartsong brazenly declares war on all humanity, allegiances will be tested. Will Edith side with the man she’s come to believe may be her destiny or the creator who gave her a second chance at life?
A while back, I participated in the cover reveal for this one! So, I got the chance to take part in the Allied book tour, too, I was more than happy to. Plus, I hadn’t read an urban fantasy book in a while before this one; I was due to get back into the genre!
Again, thank you to the tour and both the authors for including me in this tour! Now, onto the review.
My favorite part of this book was definitely the authors’ portrayal of vampires. I like how in this series, vampires are turned when they’re at death’s doorstep. Admittedly, I haven’t read much vampire-themed fiction, so that could just be a common theme. But, still, it’s a theme that I decidedly enjoy.
I also like how they brought in aspects from the time the vampires originally lived in. Whether that was the beginning of the twentieth century or the fifties, I liked how the differences between those times and the present day were considered. Seeing how that affected the characters was interesting.
Of course, that brings me to the characters in general. I really liked most of them, to be honest. Admittedly, I think some of them could have used more fleshing out, but all things considered, they were enjoyable. I didn’t mind spending a couple hundreds pages with them.
As for the overall plot, this book isn’t very long, so there wasn’t room for too much complexity. But I enjoyed the storyline, and it kept me interested for the entirety of the book. Of course, I also enjoyed the various subplots, especially those concerning the relationships between the different characters. Romantic, platonic, familial… this book really delivered in the relationship category!
All things considered, I enjoyed reading this one! If you like books with vampires, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by this series, so I recommend checking it out. This book had plenty to offer, and I can’t wait to see how the authors tie off the storyline in the final installment.
If you do decide to try this one, drop a comment down below and let me know what you thought of it! You can also check out my post on Instagram for the Allied book tour, and tell me your thoughts there. I love to connect with people about books, after all!
And, finally, as always, feel free to check out the Book Tours tab up above to see what other books have stopped by The Book Suite while on tour.
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