Wednesday, August 20, 2008

'When Twilight Burns'

by Colleen Gleason
Fiction/Paranormal Romance
Book 4 in The Gardella Vampire Chronicles
Signet Eclipse, mm pb, 346 p.
Ruining Victoria’s homecoming, a vampire stalks the streets of London – during the daylight. Not only is Victoria unable to detect the vampire with her heightened senses, but she’s being framed as the prime suspect behind the killings.
Meanwhile, her heart is still divided between the enigmatic Sebastian Vioget and her fellow slayer Max Pesaro. The battle is made even more difficult by the legacy of a vampire’s touch – a vampire who left in Victoria’s veins boiling blood that forces her to fight evil on two fronts: against the new breed of undead threatening London and against the darkness within herself.
This made for fun reading on the bullet train on our way to visit the in-laws and it was the perfect kind of book to get lost in to forget the heat!. Even after we arrived I kept sneaking a few more pages whenever I could and finished it up the next day!
It continues the story where the previous book left off and was another fun, exciting adventure into the world of the undead, vampire slayers, petticoats and romance. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just say I was glad a certain something happened that had been building up for awhile but I still feel a bit sad for a certain other someone. But it was great to revisit these characters and I can’t wait to read the fifth book when it comes out early next year!

My Rating: 4/5
(#34 for 2008)

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  1. Yep I really need to start this series soon...

  2. Can't say how I feel w/o spoiling the ending LMAO!

  3. I wish I had the book with me now, so I could know who you feel sad for. I'm still bummed that this is the second last book in this series.

    ~ Popin

  4. I'm so glad you are reading and enjoying this series. It is really a lot of fun and hard to put a book down once you get started with it. I too feel some sadness for the other one though it doesn't temper my happiness at the outcome. It seemed right to me. That is a tribute to the depth of her characters though that we truly care about them both.

  5. la la la

    I can't read you!

    I've really got to read this soon!

  6. Glad you liked it Tanabata! I've barely seen any other reviews of this one, but I guess it's because people are still catching up on the series. I liked it too. I've been loving your photos lately by the way. Sorry I haven't commented in ages. I've been lurking :p

  7. What Rhinoa said - I really need to start this series. I'll keep it in mind for RIP this year.

  8. Rhinoa- They really are fun reads.

    Janet- LOL!

    Popin- I'm taking it you haven't read it yet? You'll know who I mean when you do. I'm sad there is only one more but I'm looking forward to seeing how she wraps it all up.

    Carl- I mainly have you to blame/thank for getting me started on this series. You're so right about the depth of the characters making us care about them equally even though there has to be a choice.

    Heather- Well, hurry up! ;)

    Chris- Nice to see you stop by. I've been just as bad about only lurking at yours too so I completely understand. I'll add a link to your review.

    Nymeth- It would make for great R.I.P. reading. :)

  9. I am really looking forward to reading this one. I need to catch up in the series first though. I am glad you enjoyed it, Nat!

  10. Wendy- It really is a fun series and one of the very few that I'm up to date on! :P

  11. I felt a little sad, too, although it's what I wanted to happen. Such a great series. I'm glad it made your train trip pass nicely (and helped forget the heat -- so ready for November).

  12. Nancy- Oh I agree that it's what I wanted to happen, but I think Colleen has done a great job to make us care about all the characters! And yes, it was a very nice distraction for the train ride. :)


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