Indie Summer Book Review

Dark Relic: Vampires' Curse (Libby Fox Series)Dark Relic: Vampires’ Curse by Lauralynn Elliott

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I bet many other vampire romance readers would give this book a higher rating. This type of vampire story isn’t my cup of tea. This book has a “discovery” story line; the main character doesn’t know vampires exist until the middle of the book. And that really bugs me, personally. I like for everyone to be clear about their natures so you can get into the meat of the story.

This book has a great plot that moves along nicely, centering on a relic that kills vampires. I don’t know enough about the relic after reading the first book, so hopefully the author follows up with more details about the history of the cross in the next Libby Fox book.

Libby is a fun heroine. She reminded me of myself, which is always nice in a POV character! She’s a bit straight laced, but when hit with a big revelation, she holds up under the pressure. She’s very moral. So is the hero, Adam. He is too human a vampire, in my opinion, but he is sexy. I hope both of them let down their hair a bit in the next book.

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About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings.

J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series.

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3 comments on “Indie Summer Book Review

  1. I don’t like discovery plot lines when the reader obviously knows who’s the vampire and who isn’t. I feel that it detracts from the ‘authenticity’ of what you’re supposed to be experiencing.

    At least this book had a good plot and fun characters, which can make up for other shortcomings. Hopefully Lauralynn Elliot will continue to improve as she keeps on writing.

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