Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Book: Sera's Gift by Tracy Cooper-Posey
It has been a year since the second trilogy was formed and the pressure is starting to build. When Lindal gets hurt, he begs for his sister Sera, saying that she is the only one that can help him. But helping her brother means that Sera is outlawed from her land, something she struggles to come to terms with. Until she meets Blake and Diego that is. The instant attraction speaks of a bond forming, though after a tragic occurrence, Sera and Blake choose to walk away, leaving vampire Diego heartbroken.
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I was impressed with Sera's Gift more than I was with the previous two books, Beth's Acceptance and Mia's Return, I felt that there was far more of a storyline to this one, and far more meaningful interactions between the characters.
Saying that, there are scenes of a sexually explicit nature in Sera's Gift and the book is not suitable for younger readers, in any stretch of the imagination! This does include three way sexual, and emotional relationships.
You did get to see a different side to one of the characters from the previous books, Diego, who before was a bit standoffish, and basically a bit of a nasty vampire (not in the blood drinking way, he just had a bad attitude). Seeing him in this book made him a lot more relateble, likable and human. He cared for people, and some of his past was revealed.
You also learnt more about the Elves and their habits, including what they don't believe to be acceptable in their society. I thought this was interesting, especially as I had previously pictured them as a pretty laid back people.
The one thing I did notice about this book, was that there was a lot less action of the violent kind (plenty of the sexual kind), and the fight with the Grimoire really seemed to take a back seat. I am kind of hoping that this means that this isn't the end of the series, because I do want to know what happens, and that isn't a particularly satisfactory ending!