Thursday, June 19, 2014

After Dark Review of Taken by the Vampire King by Laura Kaye

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
Synopsis: "Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered, human virgins trained to serve the elite, can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies, and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.

Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's attacked by blood-thirsty creatures—and saved by a vampire. She should be afraid of Henrik, but she can't deny her intense attraction to this regal, enigmatic being—nor the fact that her blood may be his only salvation. Now she must decide if she's willing to be his forever…"

My Review: A little different take on things but still the same feel as the rest of the series. I really enjoyed the setting and the idea of the photography and the importance of the northern lights in the story. I also enjoyed the theme of mortality and the fight to enjoy time before it ends. I felt like this one wasn't quite as steamy as the others in this short series (or other books by Kaye by that matter) but it didn't really need it, there was so much depth in the emotions. I wonder if this was originally going to be a longer series, because the books were left very open.
My Rating: I really wish that there had been more books but it is what it is.  I give this one a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.

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