Sarah Dearly’s vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn’t obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire.
Making things worse are Sarah’s growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah’s dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?
“I had lied so much lately that I was honestly surprised my pants weren’t literally made of fire.”
Another series ended. I just really wish I could say I liked it. Tall, Dark & Fangsom continues the story started in Stakes & Stilettos. There were no real surprises to this book, everything basically plays out the way you expect it to.
I really grew to detest Sarah over the course of the series. It started out just mild dislike at this bimbo that manages to mess things up for everyone and herself, and then has the audacity to go “But, that shouldn’t have happened!” before everything magically fixes itself for her. But by now, she is just pretty awful. She constantly has to get her way and she lies to everyone as long as they let her. She treats her friends like crap. Sarah is also constantly trying to see the best in everyone, which is just annoying. She isn’t Dumbledore. It just makes her look dumb(er).
The relationships she has with people are just horrible, too. I feel like a broken record, but it is true. The worst part of the book and series was how she treats everyone around her, and how everyone treats her. Her best friend sounds more like a hostile enemy than a friend. Her boyfriend is with her for some mysterious reason that Sarah claims is easily seen. She treats her best friend like hell, and constantly makes fun of her friend’s partner.
None of the people in this series are good role models. There is not a single person I can point to and say with confidence that they’re a good person. As a reader who likes characters, this makes for a pretty boring and uninspired read. For a series that relies so much on its characters because the plot is boring and barely there, it is devastating.
At least everything was over pretty quickly. I really didn’t quite care if Sarah got her curse lifted or not. She seemed to mostly be managing. I didn’t care about the Red Devil, it seemed to be just a way to further the relationship between Sarah and Thierry while actually not managing to add a single thing to it. I just didn’t care about pretty much everything.
This was one series reread that did not hold up at all. Glad it is over.
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