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Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Rest Falls Away

by Colleen Gleason
Rating 4.25/5
I received a free, signed copy from the Colleen for hosting a drawing for her book on my blog. Needless to say, I was was thrilled. This book will keep you reading and asking questions. Kailana over at Kailana's Written World have shared comments via email about the ending and some of the questions we have about certain characters.

The main character is Victoria Gardella, who learns just prior to her coming out party that she is a venator, or vampire killer. There are three men in her life. The complexity of these relationships and the drama between Victoria's daily prim and proper life versus her nightly adventures as a vampire killer and her destined meeting with the vampire leader create a building crescendo of intrigue and tension.

I've read only 2 vampire tales: Bram Stoker's Dracula and Stephanie Meyer's YA book, Twilight, so I'm by no means an expert, but I really like Gleason's creative takes on the vampire lore. According to Gleason, there have been vampires trying to take over the earth since the time of Christ. There have been venator's since that time who have taken on the dangerous responsibility of ridding the earth of vampires and protecting the unsuspecting masses. Some become venators through bloodline. Victoria is chosen through the Gardella bloodline.


I also liked the quote at the beginning of the book by Muriel Rukeyser: "I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away."

8 comments:

Kailana said...

That's one thing about "popular" books, everyone is reading them, so you can talk about them with other people. :)

nessie said...

Hi! Thanks for the report. Also wanted to let you know I am done my first classic book from the list. Your welcome to come and aprove ;)

Colleen Gleason said...

Thanks for the great review, booklogged! I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

Christina said...

Everytime I come here you have another cool book review and then I have to go over to Amazon and add it to my list. Thanks. I love having a long list so I never run out of reading material.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Great review!

jenclair said...

I am still eagerly awaiting my copy (Carl's daughter drew my name in the G.I.F.T. Challenge). I am ready to indulge in a new Vampire adventure!

Carl V. said...

Fun, wasn't it? I can't wait for book 2!

Nancy said...

I love Vamp books. I am going to put this on on my list!