Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Book Review: The Last Of The Red-Hot Vampires by Katie MacAlister

The Last Of The Red-Hot Vampires - Katie MacAlister

Portia Harding is a physicist, and believes that everything can be explained by logic and science. When she accompanies her best friend Sarah on a three-week ‘supernatural safari’ to England, Scotland and Wales to seek out ethereal beings, she is initially pessimistic about the supposed ‘magic’ in the air. That is, until she finds herself in the company of a supernatural individual named Hope, who gives her a gift that allows her to control elements of the weather.
With this gift comes the arrival of the handsome Theondre North, the bastard son of an angel, who wants to change his fate- and needs Portia’s help to do it. But in their encounters with creatures from both the heavenly and hellish realms, Portia inadvertently gets Theo turned into a vampire. With time on the line, Portia has to not only find a way to understand the supernatural world, but save her new love’s soul.

What I gained from reading this book:
This book was relatively entertaining, and introduces a whole new aspect to the supernatural and vampire themes of the genre. The reader is treated to whole new societies, with an emphasis on the existence of worlds other than the one that we live in.

This novel is perfect for people who enjoy love stories with a twist. The relationship between Portia and Theo is tumultuous but loving, and Theo’s vampirism adds uniqueness to the situation.

MacAlister’s characters, although charming, tend to be on the excessive side. Although Portia is strong-willed and determined, she also comes across as abrupt and irritatingly distrusting- especially at the beginning of the novel, when she questions every single thing that happens during their trip. Surely it’s not possible for someone to be so logical and scientific about everything? But luckily she softens towards the middle of the book and readers are able to relate to her more.

Rating: 6 out of 10

Genre: Supernatural Romance

Recommended for: People interested in paranormal universes

Australians can buy the book by clicking the picture below:

The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires

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