Friday, 14 August 2015

Review: Dark Ghost by Christine Feehan

Genre: Paranormal Romance - Vampires

Series: Dark Series (Carpathian series) - Book 28

Publication Date: 1st September 2015

Format: ebook

Blurb:

He wasn’t civilized or tame. He had his own code and he lived by it.

Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer. Andre Boroi has spent centuries battling the undead, holding out against the dark with honor. But now, gravely wounded by master vampire Costin Popescu, Andre will be easy to track—his spilled blood marking the killing trail for Popescu and his hungry band of underlings. Andre’s only chance is to disappear into the gray mist of the Carpathians. To wait. To hope.
 
She had a healing touch and a scent that was his lifeblood.
 
In the mountains in search of a precious crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes suddenly finds herself hunted by those she once trusted. Then she comes across the warrior—wounded, wanting and irresistible. Andre has been craving her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her warmth envelops him. Her scent pulsates. And with every beat of her heart, Teagan surrenders to a passion she can’t possibly comprehend.
 
Now they are bound by destiny, but is it enough to keep them safe from a stalking, relentless darkness that threatens to swallow them alive?


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts:

Dark Ghost… What to say about Dark Ghost? I honestly have no idea. I’ve loved the Dark series for a long time and the books have just been getting better and better. I had high hopes of Dark Ghost but unfortunately it didn’t live up to them.

Now, I’m not saying I didn’t like the book. I did like it, it was enjoyable in itself, I just didn’t like it as much as some of the more recent ones. It was a cereal bar when I wanted chocolate.

Dark Ghost in so many ways is old school Carpathian. By that I mean, uninitiated human woman stumbling upon her life mate in his moment of need and that is that. 
I loved the early books. I’ll never forget how enraptured I was when I read my first: Dark Desire.  However, the series has come so far since then and this was like a complete timeout. So much happened in the “Lycan trilogy” and I was expecting an update on “world” events and got nothing.

If you were expecting interesting cameos and updates on your favourite characters, forget it. They don’t come up at all.

There is some mild peril and random sub-plots that get left hanging, which I assume will take us to the US and to the triplets in subsequent books, but nothing that got me all that excited.

It wasn’t gripping. It didn’t make my heart race or my brain spin… It was just Andre and Teagan in a cave for most of the book. I probably wouldn’t have minded that all that much if I clicked with them, but I didn’t.

The only thing I found myself fixated upon was the monastery and the inhabitants of it. I really hope we read more about them.

All in all, it was okay. If you are a long term fan of the series, it’s worth reading. If you are new to the series, don’t start with this one.

(ARC granted in exchange of a honest review.)

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