Touch the Dark, by Karen Chance

27 Jan

Format: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published: March 29, 2007 (first published June 6, 2006)
Publisher: Roc
Back cover blurb:

Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with revenge in mind, she’s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection.

The undead senators won’t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire – and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay.

My review:

Slow start, which made me put it down a few times, but once the running stopped and the dialogue began I was gripped by Cassie Palmer’s world. She is such a kickass heroine, and being surrounded by so many smoking hot men… what’s not to like?

Much of this book is world-building, which is necessary with such a complicated plot. I loved the way she incorporated famous historical figures into her vampire backstory; in my mind I went “well, that explained it – of course they were vampires!” Historical elements mix with vampires, mages, seers and weres but Chance writes so well and with such perfect pace that this complex story carries you along easily to the climax. That ending, though, only hints at what is to come, so it’s a good thing I have the next book on my Kindle ready to go!

I suspect Mircea may become one of my new fictional boyfriends. I’ll have to let you know after I read the next one. UF + UST = GAH!

My rating: 4/5

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One Response to “Touch the Dark, by Karen Chance”

  1. Tamie January 27, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Oooo. I’m so glad to see this review. I have been wondering if I should read this series, and now I think I I will put it on my TBR list. Thank you ❤

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