Review: The Half-Bread Vampire by Theresa Meyers

Posted June 18th, 2012 in book review / 6 comments

The Half-Breed Vampire

Book #3 of the Sons of Midnight Series

by Theresa Meyers

Publisher: Harlequin (February 2012)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook (288 pages)
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository
Rating: ½☆☆☆ (1.5 stars)

Summary
Ignorant of his true heritage, half-breed Slade Donovan is fated to feel like an outsider among his clan. Until a mysterious woman arrives with the ability to unlock his secrets—and make him crave a future he never believed he could have…. As a game warden, Raina Ravenwing has only one mission in the Cascade Mountains: to hunt down a pack of rare wolves that is terrorizing her tribe. Her instant attraction to Slade is a distraction the beautiful wolf whisperer can’t afford, unless she agrees to let him help her. Yet working so closely together only intensifies their passion…even as the unfolding truth of Slade’s identity threatens everything Raina holds sacred. ~ Goodreads
~Short review~

At a Glance
I have not read the two previous books in this series, but seeing as it’s a paranormal romance–with a new couple each book–I don’t think it made a difference in regard to the likability of this book. With that being said, I did not enjoy reading The Half-Breed Vampire.

The Good
The last one-fourth of the book was pretty exciting. I actually felt the suspense as I fidgeted from the stress of what would happen next. The action was also entertaining and scary at the same time.

The mystery behind Slade’s true origins was interesting. I was genuinely curious to see how everything fit together. I was surprised by the end and thought the revelations were pretty juicy.

The Bad
First off, the premise was boring. I never got into the story until the end. The plot had holes and the pacing was horrible. There was a lot of wandering in the beginning and middle. Meyers also had the bad habit of telling not showing. I don’t like being spoon fed the story.

Raina was super adamant that other supernatural creatures didn’t exist, as if the idea was laughable. But this book was placed in a world where vampires have made themselves known to the rest of the world. It made Raina seem stupid and close-minded.

There was a huge inconsistency that made me throw this book across the room. So, Raina doesn’t know that other supers exist, but she admits to Slade that she was informed a long time ago that he was actually part werewolf. ??? I thought she didn’t know werewolves existed?

The ending wasn’t really an ending at all. I would have to read the next book in the series to see what happened after the big fight.

Slade was a whiner. His internal struggle over fitting in made me cringe. It made me think less of him and his “family” for treating him differently because of his heritage.

The Snuggly
The romance between Raina and Slade was just okay. I didn’t feel the need to root for them. The sex scenes were mediocre, nothing that got me hot under the collar. But yes, there are full sex scenes in this book.

Overall
I think some people can enjoy this book. Maybe the people who started from the beginning and have developed relationships with the characters will like this installment. But for me, there was not much that appealed to me. The plot was weak, as were the characters. I will not be continuing this series. Not recommended.

Excerpts
Ty shook away the particles of wood clinging to his muzzle and brazenly stepped forward a pace. “There are two of use and only one of you.”

Slade turned and shot the second wolf in the shoulder. He crumbled with a whelp and a whine.

“No we’re even.”
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Raina let her head tip back as the heated waves of sensation overtake her, lifting her up, shaking her to the core, only to leave her breathless and boneless. His fangs slipped from her skin and he lapped at her neck. “You drive one hard bargain, lady,” he muttered against her skin. “Maybe next time, I can touch you, as well.”

“Next time?” Raina could barley breathe. Her world was fuzzy about the edges with a pleasant glow that suffused every cell in her body. She tilted forward and clung to him for support. “I don’t know if I could survive a next time. That was–that was, wow. What was that?” she panted.

The Sons of Midnight Series:
Book #1: The Truth About Vampires
Book #2: The Vampire Who Loved Me
Book #3: The Half-Breed Vampire

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6 Responses to “Review: The Half-Bread Vampire by Theresa Meyers”

  1. Sarah Elizabeth

    Oh no! Not another one with no end! I came across another one yesterday that didn’t end either, just really abruptly ended. I don’t get it! Why do people think that we want to read just part of a book? We want to know how they end!

    • Jennifer L. Bielman

      Yeah, I am about to pull my hair out with these crappy, non-endings. So much happened near the end but we don’t get to know what resulted, which pissed me off. UGH!

  2. fakesteph

    That’s disappointing. I hate when books end in ways that force you to keep reading when you really didn’t enjoy the book.

  3. Liesel K Hill

    Thanks for the honest review. I thought the cover to this one looked pretty hot, but I won’t waste my time with a mediocre, disappointing romance. Sorry it was a disappointment for you! 🙁

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