Book Review: Unvamped by Elizabeth Stevens

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BW Synopsis

Ellie Cooper comes from a long line of witches but wishes she could be normal. When BC Unvamped by Elizabeth Stevensshe nearly kills herself cursing a vampire, her dislike of her heritage deepens. She must find a way to accept her magic or forsake her family.

After feeding on a witch, 693-year-old vampire Charles Dumphrey wakes to find he is living a human teenage life, complete with parents, school, and girls. He must adjust to his new life as a human and find a way to break the curse Ellie put on him.

Lee is a werewolf who is not yet shifting regularly. He worries about who he will be when he regulates. Lee searches for the balance between his humanity and the wolf before the wolf takes over.

All three have to overcome their uncertainties and accept themselves in order to save Ellie’s life.

BW My Review

This is the first book that I’ve signed up for the R2R program in one of my Goodreads groups. The cover and synopsis caught my attention because I loved vampire novels. But! I never thought this would disappoint me.

The story revolves around three characters – a vampire, a werewolf, and a witch. It all started when Charles drank the blood of a young witch named Ellie who in return, cursed him. Waking up the other day, Charles found himself changed back as a human again. Now, he must find a way to break the curse.

This book was told from 3 different POV. Instead of making the story much well better because three of the main characters will say to the story, it only makes it worst. The reason is that the scenes I’ve read in Charlie’s POV were just the same with the other two characters. Meaning, it was repetitive.

The characters are not also well-written. I had a hard time connecting and understanding them. Even if the friendship starting to build between the three of them is kind of interesting, I am having a hard time connecting with them.

Overall, I don’t like this book. This is definitely not for me. I believe that this book has a lot of potentials since the synopsis is interesting enough for me. But I’m still recommending this book because you might like this even if on my part, I don’t.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the author via YA Buddy Reader’s Corner.

BW My Rating

Rating 3

BW Book Details

Publisher: Caliburn Press

Publication Date: May 27, 2015

Series: Unvamped, 01

Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult

Language: English

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BW About the Author

I live in Adelaide with my husband and a menagerie of animals – an odd cat, a yoga-AP Elizabeth Stevensloving turtle, a not-actually-that-small ‘lap-dog’ Beagle-Cavalier, six meeping guinea pigs, and four escape-artist chickens.

I have received a Master of Arts (Writing) from the Swinburne University of Technology and hope to one day undertake a Ph.D. in Creative Writing.

I also organise the Sleeping Dragon Emerging Fantasy Writers’ Collective writing group at the South Australian Writers’ Centre. The group self-published their anthology ‘Tales from the Sleeping Dragon’ in 2012.

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