Thursday, May 23, 2013

Title: Kindred
Series: Kindred, #1
Author: Nicola Claire
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars

“You may not be aware, ma douce, but not all vampyre have a kindred, some will live out their existence without such beauty in their lives. I have waited five hundred years for you."

Vampires, shape shifters, ghouls and magic users abound in a world where the Norms, (those humans without paranormal abilities) are ignorant of the creatures of the night and the supernatural species that live alongside them.

Lucinda Monk is a bank teller by day and a vampire hunter by night, but she wasn’t always a part of this world. Thrown into a heady mix of powerful people and sensual beings, she’s had to find her way practically blindfolded in amongst the creatures of the night. But she’s a capable and realistic kind of girl. Her motto: never show fear. But, there's something different about Lucinda, something those creatures she hunts, want. In order to stay one step ahead of the enemy she has to let the enemy in. In all his compelling, seductive and delicious ways. Sleeping with the enemy has never meant so much before. But, can she trust him?

From the urban streets of the city, to the dark alleys and sinful bars that promise a wickedness a girl from the farm has never before been exposed to, Lucinda gets drawn irreversibly into the dark side of life. And if the Master of the City had his way, she would always be his. For eternity.

Kindred is a wonderful vampire story. It is about Lucinda Monk finding out she is a vampire hunter, and all of a sudden she finds out several things about herself by the Master vampire of the city, Michael. 

Lucinda is a wonderful character. She reminds me somewhat of Buffy, from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But Lucinda is a lot different. She doesn't know anything about her heritage. And she knows she's falling for a vampire who she's not sure she completely trusts. She also knows now that if she doesn't join with a vampire it could be the end for her. I do not want to spoil it so I will not say more about that. 

I thought Michael was very interesting. However, I also did not trust him, I get this weird feeling about it and I am scared for Lucinda, well for her heart. And I do not like how they both seem to let other's touch them, and be close to them it bugged me since they were suppose to be together. 

Spoiler Alert. 

I also didn't like the fact that Michael and Lucinda had "joined" basically married, yet the didn't act like they were married. And it didn't explain if that meant that they weren't to be with other people or not. It really bugged me that  that wasn't explained in very much detail. 

Overall the book was really good, and I can not wait to read more. 

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