Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Book Review - Loved

Title: Loved
Author: Morgan Rice
Series: The Vampire Journals (book 3)
Publisher: Noah Lukeman
Release Date: 20 Mar 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0982953730

Caitlin and Caleb embark together on their quest to find the one object that can stop the imminent vampire and human war: the lost sword. An object of vampire lore, there is grave doubt over whether it even exists. If there is any hope of finding it, they must first trace Caitlin's ancestry. Is she really the One? Their search begins with finding Caitlin's father. Who was he? Why did he abandon her? As the search broadens, they are shocked by what they discover about who she really is. But they are not the only ones searching for the legendary sword. The Blacktide Coven wants it, too, and they are close on Caitlin and Caleb's trail. Worse, Caitlin's little brother, Sam, remains obsessed with finding his Dad. But Sam soon finds himself in way over his head, smack in the middle of a vampire war. Will he jeopardize their search? Caitlin and Caleb's journey takes them on a whirlwind of historic locations-from the Hudson Valley, to Salem, to the heart of historic Boston-the very spot where witches were once hung on the hill of Boston Common. Why are these locations so important to the vampire race? And what do they have to do with Caitlin's ancestry, and with who she's becoming? But they may not even make it. Caitlin and Caleb's love for each other is blossoming. And their forbidden romance may just destroy everything they've set out to achieve....

My Review
I was sent a file version of this book to read by the author in exchange for an honest review. Loved carries on where Turned (book 1) left off.
Caitlin and Caleb are on a mission to discover the sword, there journey takes them across country and through many historic locations. They must follow the clues to find the sword, but on the way they start to fall in love, but there love is forbidden and could cost them everything.
Sam, Caitlin's brother, is still on his own, then he meets Samantha, a beautiful, mysterious girl and he falls for her, but she isn't everything she seems to be.
Kyle the rogue Vampire is setting off more catastrophic events that will threaten humanity and vampires alike.
They are all after the sword but only one can get it.
I loved how the characters grew in this book and that you got ot find more about each one, more of thier back story. I liked Samantha as a new character, she was excellent, a real mix of sweet, pretty, tough and feisty. 
There are loads of action scenes that will have your heart racing and some romantic moments that will make you sigh contentedly. 
The ending is a real OMG moment and I can't wait to start the next one.

My Rating
I would give this book 9/10 exciting and fast paced, with great characters and exciting plot.


Michele said...

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!! I signed up for her emails and just got the 5th book for free!!! Its an awesome series!!!

barmybex said...

ooh didn't know there was a fifth book. Will have to try to get it.
am really enjoying it so far. :D