Series: The Three, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
I loved that Leah was fiesty, and wasn't just some vampire groupee like a lot of the other concubines were. She didn't want anything to do with Lucien. I loved that she had attitude and fought tooth and nail against everything. But, she also kinda ruined the story for me. Let me explain. The story is told in the first person from Leah's point of view, except for those chapters were we get third person narration and that focuses largely on Lucien. I didn't mind the switch in narration, but Leah didn't attend to her Vampire Studies, so she has no idea about vampire society or law. And since Lucien doesn't tell her much, it made for vague world building in my opinion. Also, Leah had certain personality traits that I found annoying in a woman of forty years. She struck me as more of a college age student at times. So Leah ruined the story for me.
What to say about Lucien. I think too much of my impression is coloured by Leah so I'll say very little. I think there's more to this vampire than we really got to see. I think he has far more depth and emotion than was illustrated from Leah's point of view. He's certainly fierce and wise in a cold way, but he's not unfeeling. I liked him, to a degree.
|Book 2 in the triology|
Bottom line is I'm intrigued enough to carry on with the series, and am looking forward to book two.