dimanche 25 août 2013

Donor (Dresdan Coven book 1) by Ambrielle Kirk

Happy Sunday!

             i hope you had all a great Weekend, for me it was ( still is  for a few hours) the last day of the bout of books read-a-thon and thus reading and napping time ( i had to let my eyes rest if i want to fight the infection!) So far i'm happy with what i've done and that includes finishing reviews for past readings so today i will give you my opinion on a vampires romance by Ambrielle Kirk titled Donor which was recommended to me by Brenda.

By the way, if you love shifters, this author has also a series about them that i can't wait to discover.


Publisher: Ambrielle Kirk
Publication: 2013
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal romance, erotic
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: very strong
Public: 18+
Source: won

Short description from goodreads :

 Elaina was once a tracker of Dresdan, an ancient species of vampire. For years, she served District 5, whose prime agenda is to create a new race of humans. As a result of misguided politics and greed, the District becomes corrupted from the inside out. Before Elaina can expose the truth, District 5 discovers that her blood type contains the elements to create a successful hybrid. She becomes the hunted, but protection is found while in the presence of one vampire…

Vicq won’t rest until he destroys District 5 and their immoral experiments are halted. Too many Dresdan have been captured and exterminated, threatening their existence and painting them all as animals. As he plans his attack against District 5, master vampire Russo orders his death for violating a prime law of Dresdan. But Vicq is not ready to cease existing…especially since he’s found salvation with Elaina.

With very few on their side, Elaina and Vicq must cultivate a plan to ward off their enemies. In the process, they find lust, love, and new meaning to their special bond.

My opinion:
          I love it! Ambrielle Kirk created an interesting universe filled with lies and treachery where the good persons are not who they seem to be and where you must be careful with whom you trust.
Her version of vampire is called Dresdan and they are a little different from the most common vampires but still have a lot of common so you really dive into the story without bothering with the specific terms even better she added a glossary at the end of the book so you have more than enough info to fully enjoy this story.

Elaina was part of the vampire hunters thinking them to be fully evil and planning to eradicate humans, for her they kill their prey to feed from them…but all that is what she was told when she joined the hunter’s group called District 5. Joining means not work for them but completely give them all right on her life and body… she thought she was doing the right thing until she met Vicq and then life become more complicated and she discovers she has been fed lies all along.  In fact in Donor we don’t read about their first meeting we just have some info about it and some flashback (so it left material for a prequel if needed) we enter they live when Vicq reappears to protect Elaina when The district 5 members have found her trace after she went into hiding, so those events takes place 9 months after they went separate due to some circumstances we still need more info on.

Elaina had no idea the district were so close to find her and she thought Vicq was dead so she is really surprised to see him but soon they resume their relationship where it was left and we can see it was a really profound one. Vicq is really protective of her and he can’t bear the idea she would become a prisoner and subject to their experiments… because the district 5 isn’t was it was at the origin anymore now they want to create a special race of human, stronger than the vampires and for than they don’t hesitate to use dresdan, torturing them before killing them but humans as well and Elaina blood is what there are looking for since she is one of the rare human to have a blood compatible enough to create a  hybrid so they are ready to do anything to get their hands on her.

To avoid such a fate, they flee together and Vicq wants to take her to his coven which would be safe. He is a traitor for some of his own because he saved her and thinks they can live without killing… he had a high rank but preferred to loose it to stay with Elaina and after they got separated he even built his own coven, with dedicated member but his last master wouldn’t accept that and thus he is playing dead so far but willing to take risk for her. He is a kind and generous lover, quite alpha and protective. But I loved how he was bantering with her sometimes.

 We don’t see a lot of the other vampires, those against him, we see a fight but the big confrontation with past master is not in this book. This story focus on the romance and how they get back together while avoiding and escaping hunters. It’s really well done, we learn about the society of dresdan, about hybrids and their specificity but we are not overwhelmed under a mass of information either.  It’s really a captivating story and I can’t wait to learn in book 2 because “Donor” set stage for a greater story when Elaina and Vicq works together to make the world better (or I least I hope so^^).

 If you love vampire and romance you really should give this series a try!

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


8 commentaires:

  1. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds good!

    1. it's, i was expecting something like that and it make me really impatient to try her shifters books (they will be in printed edition in the futur)

  2. Oh tu as plein de livres que je ne connais pas en ce moment et j'avoue que celui ci m'intrigue. Puis j'aime beaucoup la couverture aussi!

    1. ^^ si je pouvais t'en faire découvrir autant j'en trouvé grâce à toi j'en serais très heureuse.

    2. lol au moins on se partage un peu

  3. I remember Brenda showing this one to us and was itnerested in it then. Now even more so! Both of you are making my reading list very long! ;)

    1. i will developp some other later ^^ and i'm not making your wishlist longer dear, i just confirm (or not) some of your precedent choice^^ that's different^^

    2. You have with some others on here. :P