Book:Midnight's Daughter

Karen Chance
Penguin Group / Oct 2008
Mass Market / 373 Pages
Series: Dorina Basarab Series, #1 (Same world as the Cassie Palmer series)

Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing.

Now Dory’s vampire father has come back into her life. Her uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula) infamous even among vampires for his cruelty and murderous ways, has escaped his prison. And her father wants Dory to work with the gorgeous master vampire Louis-Cesare to put him back there.

Vampires and dhampirs are mortal enemies, and Dory prefers to work alone. But Dracula is the only thing on earth that truly scares her, and when Dory has to go up against him, she’ll take all the help she can get…

I picked this book up because I liked the title.

What I liked the Most? Wow - the whole book.

What I liked the Least? There was too much back story.

Review:Dorina is a dhampire. What is a dhampir you may ask? A dhampire is half human and half vampire.

Very complex. Very intense. Very dark. And I sucked it down like a vamp with O negative. This is really a dark urban fantasy with heavy emotional and relationship threads. Just about every character in this book could use the services of a good shrink and you can forget about trying to predict what will happen next! I loved it.

I want another Dorina book soon so I can see where she and maybe Louis too are headed.

Recommended to: Fans of the series - there's too much back story to not have read the other books.

Best Quote: "Claire is like a Virgo on steroids, Anal-retentive doesn't even come close." So many people have used this phrase about me. LOL.

Challenges: 100+, Para 999, August

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