Skip to main content

Vein of Love by R. Scarlett

Hello Sunnies! Hope you are having a blast today.
Vein of love was a great debut novel and the author certainly deserves praise for it. Her concept of demons was really interesting and well executed. If you like paranormal you will likely enjoy this read.
Vein of Love, R. Scarlett
Here is the blurb:

"Darkness isn't all one shade, sweetheart."

Three centuries ago, Molly Darling’s ancestors signed a contract in blood—daemon blood—to protect themselves from harm. On the eve she turns nineteen, Molly leaves for her birthday party against her parent’s wishes, sick of their warnings about her “betrothal to a demon.”

Except that she’s very much betrothed, and he’s very much a demon—one who’s only agreed to the nuptials to steal Molly’s ancient daemon powers. Brash, arrogant, and built like a Greek god, Tensley Knight keeps showing up to save Molly from otherworldly attacks, only to insult her a moment later.

As Molly learns more about the demon world, she realizes two things: that her family’s safety depends on a successful marriage, while any chance of freedom she’ll ever have calls for Tensley’s demise.

Yet sometimes Molly spots a tortured soul beyond those liquid grey eyes, and there’s no denying the way her skin tingles when Tensley touches it. In Vein of Love, safety requires sacrifice, foe becomes lover, and one must decide whether to kiss...or to kill.



3.5 Stars
The best part of the book is the world in which is set. The idea that demons are heartless monstrous creatures but have the potential to grow a heart is rather touching and exciting. Specially considering the consequences, if you care, if you love, you will grow a heart, but you will be killed by the prince of demons too. It leads to some very interesting characters. I also thought it was rather clever how demons got their energy, how different they were from each other. Some fed of intimacy, others on emotions...

As far as characters go Tensley was the star of the show. The demon that could not and would not care. The guy had to put up with a lot of childish and stupid things from Molly and still he protected her. Often the guys mess up on books, it was rather refreshing reading a story where the opposite is the case. Molly messed up and messed up bad. He can't be a good guy, that would mean his death, but he is, and as the book progresses the more obvious that becomes.

Molly was a pain in the butt. All the lost stars are on her. Her character annoyed me and bored me. Sexy paranormal romances should not have childish heroines. It drove me mad. She was indecisive, selfish, self-centered, blind to things that should be obvious...
And because of that I also found their chemistry often lacking. Their love/hate relationship felt a little off at times. When it was right, it was hot hot hot. But sadly that wasn't always the case. 

All in all it was a great book. I loved the plot, the demon world, and our main demon was super interesting. It just wasn't exactly what I would describe as a successful romance book. Does that make sense?



Anywho... Go Read and tell me what you think yourself! 

Find the book at:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Book Hater's Book Club by Gretchen Anthony

The Book Hater's Book Club  at first appears to be about a struggling bookstore and its imminent sale. Elliot, the co-owner of Over the Rainbow Bookstore, started  The Book Hater's Book Club , a newsletter of reading recommendations for the self-proclaimed non-readers of the world, because he believed there was a book out there for everyone. Something I wholeheartedly agree with! For years he and Irma have kept the store going and always had a recommendation in hand. When you finish this book, you will have yet another list of books to read.  However, this book is about more than just books and a struggling bookstore. It is also about grief, the price of secrets, and a little more grief.  You see, Elliot is gone, and his grief-ridden business partner has agreed to sell the store to developers. Problem is, she didn't tell that to anyone until the deal was almost done. Which is making her daughters ask questions. Why is she selling? Is it grief alone? Is there something else

Promises and Pomegranates (Monsters & Muses #1) by Sav R. Miller

I was very excited about this read. The reviews are good, the people recommending it were people whose recommendations I have liked in the past. And in the end, at did like this one. But I will confess from the start that Promises and Pomegranates  did not blow me away. Blurb: Elena To most, Kal Anderson is a villain. Harbinger of death, keeper of souls, frequenter of nightmares. Doctor Death. Hades incarnate. They say he stole me. Usurped my fiancĂ© and filled the cracks in my heart with empty promises. Imprinted his crimson fingerprints on my psyche and tried to set me free. They’re not wrong, per se. Except it was my choice to stay. Kal To most, Elena Ricci is an innocent. Goddess of springtime, lover of poetry, angel of my nightmares. Little one. Persephone personified. They say I ruined her. Shattered her virtue and devoured her soul like a succulent pomegranate. Embedded my evil as deep as I could possibly get and tried to set her free. They’re not wrong, per se. Except it was she

Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade

Continuing with my newest obsession, bully romance, we now have Jace. Insufferable, hateful, vengeful Jace. Blurb: I never thought I'd step foot in Royal Manor again. But four years later, here I am... back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy. And forced to face Jace Covington. My first friend. First crush. First kiss. The one I left behind. Only—he isn't the same boy I gave my heart to. This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous. And he's determined to make my life a living hell. Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants. They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I'd rather eat dirt. If Jace Covington wants me gone...he'll have to try harder. Because I've never been the kind of girl to play by the rules. Jace is cruel. Not as cruel as some of the other bully romances I've been reading lately, but he is definitely not a nice guy. Burnt by his past, still hurting from everything that happened