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Friday, September 11, 2015

REVIEW: Tall, Dark and Immortal by Cat Devon

Tall, Dark and Immortal marks the fourth book in Devon's Entity series.  I haven't read the others but the basic premise seems to be that there are two rival vampire factions existing amongst the human world.  The primary setting is Chicago.

Alex Sanchez is a hot and sexy detective. He just happens to be a vampire too.  Keira Turner is a journalist who has just learned that a) vampires exist and b) she's a descendant of a long line of vampire hunters.  She's left with a load of questions and concerns after discovering her grandfather's journal.  Keira seeks out Sanchez based on blood bank related crimes threatening the people of Chicago, including that of her godson born with a rare blood condition.

True to paranormal romance formula, Alex and Keira have an instant attraction.  Alex recognizes her as "The One", which I'm assuming is an important trope within the series even if I haven't read the others. The plot develops as expected with Keira's life in peril, needing Alex's protection, knowledge, and resources to begin understanding her gifts and unravel the mystery of her past and who is responsible for the thefts and why.

What I liked...

The basic premise is fine.  The main characters have decent chemistry and in general plot works. I found some of the supporting cast of characters intriguing as well and wouldn't mind revisiting the previous books to learn more about them.

What I didn't like...

Sadly, nearly everything else. I just couldn't get into the writing style.  It felt choppy to me and I didn't love the dialog structures or pacing.  Maybe this is since I haven't read Devon's work before and I need time to acclimate to a new author.  Even so, it just wasn't for me.  I wanted more depth to the writing and therefore the plot and characters.  Events seemed to happen too quickly, emotions develop out of the blue and other instances or character developments, for example the villains, seemed to over the top and stereotypical.

Overall, Tall, Dark and Immortal is a quick paranormal romance read. If you are a fan of the genre check it out. It was not my favorite but it has its high points.  I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway, so I'd like to thank St. Martin's Press for the Advanced Reader's Copy.

Final rating 2.5 out of 5 stars



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