Saturday, July 22

Changing genres a little...

I finished Jennifer Armintrout's The Turning yesterday morning and decided to pass it on to my husband. Now, keep in mind my husband has never read a romance in his life, but he does read horror and an occasional thriller. This isn't a romance, but it is a fast paced, read, not to scary and at times gory, in the bloody sense of the word not necessarily in the horror sense. I've come to the conclusion I've a high gross out factor and an even higher fright factor, it has to be incredibly scary to actually frighten me. This book never frightened me, but it did gross me out a couple of times.

Carrie Ames is an ER doctor accidently changed into a vampire after a particularly grisly ER trauma, during which she realizes the dead man isn't dead and fighting her fears goes into the morgue in searching for the "dead man", there she's attacked. After her recovery she quickly realizes somethings not right and figures out she's a vampire?!? An internet search brings her into the realm of Nathan Grant and his "son" Ziggy. It is with them she's told she needs to pick sides. Good Vampires vs. Evil Vampires. The evil ones embrace their animal side in all it's brutal, disgusting glory. The good ones are control freaks, join them or be hunted right along side the evil ones. This book is about her entry into both the good and evil vampire worlds, by the end she's made a decision. Ms. Armintrout does a good job world building and kept it fairly simple.

It's the first in a series and it does not have a HEA ending, but it has the makings of a HEA future, so I guess that's why it is being marketed to romance readers.

*edited* Anyone else having problems with blogger? I accidently published this before I corrected it. Blogger kept dumping me out, I finally gave up a came back a couple of hours later.

6 comments:

Sam said...

This sounds good - I like thrillers and just read one of the best I've ever read - "The Devil of Nanking" by Mo Hayder - it's hard to scare me but this book had me squiggled under the covers pressed close to my hubby even in the boiling heat!

Jane said...

I liked this one as well despite a couple world building problems. I thought it was a fresh take on the romance world of vampires. These vamps are true creatures (as opposed to humane).

Our tastes seem to coincide more than they divurge.

Tara Marie said...

Sam, hmmm, squiggling under the covers, I might try this one.

Jane, I thought you gave this one a good review, I knew I saw one somewhere. I've noticed we do have very similar taste, it's always nice to find a reading compatriot.

nath said...

Question... what does HEA stands for?

Megan Frampton said...

I've got this one on hold at the library--yahoo!

Tara Marie said...

Hey Nath, HEA = Happily ever after.

Megan, I really liked it, give it a try, I'd like to hear your thoughts.