Donnerstag, 15. Februar 2018

[Review][Blogtour] Romanov - Samaire Provost

Titel: Romanov
Series: -
Author: Samaire Provost
Format: kindle, english
Synopsis: GoodReads
Review: 3*, GoodReads, Amazon
Buy: Amazon


In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature.

A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family.

Will they prevail?

I read Romanov as part of a blogtour and I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed as I didn’t like the writing that much and the plot seemed very scattered.

Let’s start with the writing. As I said I didn’t like it but I can’t really say why. It just didn’t flow right. It was easy to read but not really ‘comfortable’.

The story seemed pretty scattered and lacked cohesion. It’s not that I had trouble following the plot but it felt like the author had a couple of different ideas and just strung them together haphazardly.
The plot itself was pretty cliché and while the ‘twist’ at the end did surprise me I don’t think it did much to pull the story up.

Vampires in and of themselves are a cliché all their own but here they are just a bunch of clichés thrown together.

There isn’t much to say about the main characters as they didn’t seem all that remarkable to me. Sad thing is, they could have. With Annas backstory she could have been a really amazing character, but here she seemed pretty plain.

I was pretty surprised by the fact that Lexei and Julia, the younger siblings, planned to go on a date, as I was under the impression that Lexei, while having been a vampire for over 100 years, not only had the body but also the mind of the 13year old boy he was when turned, which seems way too young for Julia. While her age is never stated she is an artist who already has had multiple exhibitions and sells paintings for over 10 000$, which leads me to believe she is quite a bit older than 13. She could of course have been a child genius, but if so it didn’t come across at all.

I don’t know why I still rated it 3 stars, but I feel  2 stars would have been too harsh as I didn’t have to fight through it. Yes there were a lot of things that annoyed me, but I still got through it pretty easily.

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