A Sacred Vow, Willa Thorne

A Sacred Vow,  Willa Thorne

Genre:  Sci-fi and fantasy, Romance

I saw this had a slew of 4 and 5 star reviews on Goodreads, and its got Vampires 🙂 not had a good vampire read for a while now so I was really hoping I’d like this.

Sadly its perfect for others but not for me. I found that there was a lot of tell not show, we’d get the action, briefly, then pages of what Lia thought about, then pages of what Julian thought about it and…I was tired of it by then, especially as most of this was repeating how beautiful Julian was in Lia’s eyes, how perfect, etc. etc. and then we’d get the same from Julian, Lia’s wonderful, beautiful, such sweet smelling blood etc. etc.
I usually like to get some of the characters inner thoughts, it often shows things in a different light, but this was just too much, and began to get dull.

Then there’s his dilemma, his Vow, he knows he must kill her but…..yada yada. When Lia does find out what he is, in a particularly shocking way, her reaction to me felt very wrong, yes he’s a murderer, killed loads of people, is supposed to kill her – and her brother – but…he’s so beautiful, so kind to her…I’d have expected her to be screasming, traumatised, shocked, thinking about all the people he’s killed just because they are human, not least that many of those are her difrect relatives.

I got almost halfway through and just had to give up. If a book isn’t working for me by then its not going to. I was sad as I’d hoped I’d love this story but…reading tastes are very individual.

Stars: Two, one of those perfect for others but which didn’t suit me.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher


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