Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Vow Review

The Vow

By Laura Daleo

The Vow by [Daleo, Laura]
Finals are over, and twenty-year-old Claire Matthews can hardly wait to begin summer break until…she arrives home to an army of police swarming her parents’ front lawn.  Detective Reynolds delivers the dreadful news that the man and woman inside the home are dead, and Claire is forced to identify their mummified bloodless bodies.  Her world comes to a grinding halt when she learns that it is her mother and father who are the deceased, and her younger brother, JJ, is nowhere to be found.  The predator accused…a vampire.
Claire is no stranger to vampires; in fact, these days’ vamps are a dime a dozen.  One-hundred-thirty years ago a vow was made, combining the two worlds.  A vampire’s survival no longer required a human sacrifice.  Vampire Centers were created, offering human blood through transfusion; yet, why were her parents bled dry?  Why now?  What changed?  Could a rogue vampire be responsible?  Was it possible vampires, Nate and Parker, JJ’s best friends, suddenly hungered for human blood?

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MY REVIEW

Clair was tired of waiting for her parents to pick her up from the airport, so she took a taxi home. She had been away at college and was anxious to get home. When she got there though, the police were there investigating the deaths of her parents, who it seems had been murdered three days prior. Also, her teenage brother JJ was missing. Evidence pointed to a vampire kill. But the Vow had been in effect for over 100 years, allowing humans and vampires to co-exist without fear of each other. Clair didn’t want to wait for the police to solve the murder, as well as find her brother. So, she decides to do her own investigating. Although she finds herself in constant danger from unreliable vampires, she does find one in particular that she feels she can trust. And with his help, she begins to uncover the truth about her family.


The mystery of the murders, and Claire’s family background had me reading this story straight through. It was full of suspense and intrigue, and kept me on my toes trying to figure who to trust. I liked the characters, at least the ones that survived. The plot and characters reminded me a lot of the TV series Moonlight, a vampire show that was good, but had a short run. I hope to read more about Claire, Conner, and Detective Reynolds.
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**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.


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2 comments:

  1. Going to check this out. Your review makes me think I'd like it and that cover is hard to resist. I liked the show Moonlight too.

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    1. I loved Moonlight. This book reminded me so much of those characters.

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