Kindred: The Kindred Book 1

KindredTitle: Kindred

Author: Erica Stevens

Published: May 24, 2012 by Gilmour-Cox

Purchased: October 21, 2015, free on Kindle.

☆☆☆/5

Blurb: What do you do when the one you love is also you worst enemy? Trapped in a destiny she does not want, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift, until he walks into her life, turning it upside down and awakening her in ways that she never dreamed possible.

Cassie is stunned and devastated to learn that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as The Hunters. A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa’s aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Though Cassie knows it is her fate, she chafes against her heritage, and is resentful of the shortened lifespan that has been placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. Struggling to get through every day,

Cassie finds herself simply going through the motions of living. That is, until Devon arrives. Tall, dark, and mysterious his arrival turns the school, and Cassie’s life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to him, and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she truly is will place Devon in danger, she is unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear.

What she does not know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever.

Review: I actually liked this book but I did get really frustrated with how the author was stretching out the anticipation between the two finding out what they are. Then when she figured it out, she got stupid with it.

I also really didn’t like that they spent so much time just….staring at each other and exploring the same feelings over and over. It just started to get awkward and then because of that, I didn’t feel a strong connection between them.

The writing was great in places but in others, not very. I liked the story but had some problems with it, the cover is pretty intense but doesn’t really convey how intense Devon looks when he’s described in the story.

It just seemed odd that these Hunters had no idea about Devon and I wanted to know more about Devon’s past. Maybe that’s explained in the next books though.

The pace was a bit slow for the story, and I just got a special snowflake vibe from Cassie through the whole thing.

Thank you for reading my review.

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