Monday, February 12, 2018

Romanov by Samaire Provost - Blog Tour

Samaire Provost
Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

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?

3 Stars

Being a fan of paranormal novels and after the reading the book description, I was rather keen to dive into this story, but it wasn't quite what I expected. 

Anna was turned into a vampire a century ago and Eric is a regular Art student. 

Anna and Eric attend the same Art nightclasses and they strike a friendship. To him, she is beautiful and different from anyone else he's ever known. He is not wrong, but not in a way that he would have imagined. When she reveals her true nature, he embraces it without any reservations. From there, love blossoms, but there are dark forces lurking in the background with the intention of eradicating the Romanovs. Can Eric survive these supernatural forces? 

This take on vampires is rather unusual by way of shapeshifting and habits. It's contradictory in places. The "creature" features from the beginning, but the end indicates differently. The characters are likable, but the dialogue doesn't always flow. The presence of some of the other supernatural beings is interesting, but doesn't add to the story. The other thing that I feel isn't explored is Eric's sister's talent. It's a good storyline, but the characters are not so well developed. Overall it's a good read which might appeal to fans of the paranormal. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

Author Bio

Samaire Provost lives in California with her husband and son.

Her love of paranormal stories, odd plots, and unique tales as well as the works of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Susan Cooper, Madeleine L’Engle and Stephen King has deeply influenced her writing.

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