Sunday, December 12, 2010

Review Immortalis Carpe Noctem (Immortalis #1) by Katie Salidas

Title: Immortalis Carpe Noctem (Immortalis #1)
Author: Katie Salidas
Source: I bought at the authors website, when she was offering autographed books
Genre: Urban Fantasy- Vampire
Format: eBook or Paperback. Mine was a paperback 325 pgs
Authors website

Explore the emotional upheaval that is the transformation from human to vampire.
Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: An unyielding thirst for blood as well as the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity.
As if having her humanity stripped away was not enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her "turning", did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander.
Only by accepting her new-found immortality, seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander must fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them both.

My review:

Immortalis Carpe Noctem is a great mix of Urban Fantasy, romance and Dark Fantasy. It’s very hard for me to enjoy reading a UF book with me being a true romance reader, but this story I really enjoyed and I am looking forward to reading the next book. Be warned this story has some scenes are brutal. You get murder, rape and these vamps kills their human blood host innocent or not. I liked the way this story is written in Alyssa POV you get to really know her.

Alyssa is waking home alone when a man stops her and asks a question, as Alyssa answers she has no clue that the turn of events to come next would change her life forever. She has a hard time coping with her new life even with her savior Lysander teaching her and helping her all he can. You find Alyssa is stubborn and whines a lot. Then again I guess I would whine too, if I had to go thorough what Alyssa did.

Lysander is very protective with Alyssa and as you read you’ll find out it’s not only because he is the one that turned her. Lysander is very lonely and is in need of someone like Alyssa to keep him on his toes.

I recommend this book to UF readers that doesn't mind a good sex scene and romance readers that likes reading some on the dark side

Book two is Immortalis Hunters & Pray

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