Published: September 25, 2012 by Kensington
Source: ebook from the publisher via Netgalley
Ratings: 3 STARS!
Vivienne Courbet may have lost her innocence over three centuries ago, yet in the eye of those who sustain her with their blood, she is a young, desirable beauty. But the eternal life Viv has revealed in is now facing a dire threat, one that has separated her from her blood sister, Deirdre, and may mean the end of their kind. A dangerous cross breed known as the Others has declared war on the vampire fellowship. The fatalities have begun. Having fled to a small New England town, Deirdre Griffin and her lover, Mitch, have found a temporary respite. But when the Others close in, they won't go down without a fight, the bloodier the better. And when the battle calls for Viv and Deirdre to join forces, they will have to summon every morsel of thirst to live another lifetime.
Thirst combines two books (The Vampire Vivienne and Resurrection) of The Vampire Legacy Series. Viviene Courbet is the main character in The Vampire Vivienne of Thirst. Taylor takes the readers back in time to the 17th Century, then moves into present day. In the 17th Century, Viviene becomes a vampire, manages a brothel and falls in love. Her love, Eduard, becomes a victim of the French Revolution. Then the readers are thrust forward to present day. Vivienne is the head of the Cadre, an vampire organization. The Cadre becomes under attack from a group called the Others. Vivienne and other vampires meet to discuss how to handle the Others. When the Others leader shows up to interrupt their meeting, I expected a exciting fight and intense emotions. However, the confrontation ended without any excitement or emotion.
Resurrection focuses on Deirdre Griffin and her lover, Mitch. All the vampires are in hiding for two reasons: the public knows of the existence of vampires and the Others hunt them. Deirdre is poisoned by the Others and starts to lose her memory. Again, their is very limited action in Resurrection. The story is told from Deidre's POV. Taylor uses the same scenery (Abbey ruins) over, over, and over. After awhile, I tired of the Abbey.
Overall, Thirst was an average book. Parts of the book bored me and I pushed myself to continue reading. Will I continue to read other books in the series? Probably not. However, other readers will more than likely enjoy this series. It just wasn't for me.
The publisher provided me with a copy of Thirst in return for an honest review. Thanks for allowing me to read Thirst.
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