Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Book Review: From Russia With Blood
Today's review is on From Russia with Blood by Michael J Lee
There are those books that you just can not put down, the ones that seem to call out to you and carry you on a journey you never want to end. Then there are those books that seem to drag on and on until you want to pull your hair out. The ones you force yourself to finish because you just have to. Somewhere in the middle is From Russia with Blood. Though it is a nice book, it was just that. Nice.
Ian is a 400 year old vampire trying to live his immortal life with out really hurting anyone. He had been a spy in the past, but now "retired" he has let his guard down and now someone is after him. While on the run he never thought he would come face to face with the woman he had lost so many years before, but it's not her, it's her daughter.
Larissa Barton is working in her home town at a dead end job dealing with obnoxious college students, a snarky roommate, and a power hungry boss. Plagued by nightmares, she meets the man that has been haunting her in her sleep when Ian walks into the coffee shop she is working in. From that moment on Larissa is thrown into a world where vampires, werewolves, and witches really exist. In fact, she finds out that she is a witch herself. A very powerful one at that.
Both Ian and Larissa go on a quest to find and bring down the evil GRIGORI TSARINOVICH; who turns out to be none other than the infamous Rasputin.
Yes there is action, but it was nothing spectacular. Yes there was love, but not really anything to write home about. Bottom line From Russia with Love is just another average book in the sea of average books. I did also see a few editing errors and that really bothers me. There is NO reason why a book going out to the public should have ANY mistakes. It just makes all involved look bad.
3 of 5 stars