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Posted June 20, 2012
Reviewed by Stephanie D. for Readers Favorite
"Werewolf Descent" by Elizabeth J Kolodziej is the second in the 'Last Witch' series, following on from "Vampyre Kisses". Faith, the last witch in the world, and Trent, her loving Irish vampire boyfriend, have moved to live near New York for peace and quiet after their last exciting adventure. But along comes Vincent, the psychic vampire. Instead of feeding on blood, he feeds on auras, on energy. This is a very original twist to the paranormal genre and one that works extremely well. Vincent needs Faith's energy, and he is also after Faith’s heart, in the nice way, although that is not nice for the loyal Trent. Faith is altogether too quick to find the newcomer attractive. It has to be said that she is not the most likeable character at times, although she is always lively and fascinating. A love triangle develops. Elsewhere, werewolves are being kidnapped and their prince, Zou Tai, comes to ask for help. An alchemist is involved too. There is action of all sorts in this book.
This is a constantly snaking story, twisting and turning and never predictable. It is narrated by three different characters: Faith, Trent and Zou Tai. This works very well and lends interest to the story with the insights we gain into these three people and how they perceive each other. There are many other fascinating characters in the book, Oran the cat being just one example. Another clever touch is the weaving in of Greek mythology with the paranormal. It is an entertaining and confidently written book, and we remain eager to know what happens next.
Posted August 3, 2011
After reading Vampyre Kisses (The Last Witch #1) I couldn't wait to read the second book in this series..This book did not disappoint at all. It is just as good, action packed and like the other book I was hooked. It got me staying up later than expected because this is one I could not put down and as soon as I was done I really couldn't wait to read the next book in this series. If you are into vampires,werewolves and witches this is a great series for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 17, 2011
This is a BRILLIANT book! No kidding, is entertaining, funny, interesting and full of things I didn't know about, like alchemist stuff.
Yes, alchemist, that's right. So, if in "Vampyre Kisses" we had gods, a volucris (I want one too!), hunters, slayers, a guardian, vampires, werewolves and the last witch in this one we need to add a psychic vampire (there's only one each generation), an alchemist and a inquisitor. In conclusion: so much fun!
But yeah, let me explain a little bit of the book:
After the last battle in "Vampyre Kisses" Faith and Trent decide to move in together so they rent a new place outside New York. What they want? Peace and quiet. What they get? Crazy people everywhere.
There's a new vampire coming to town, a really special one that doesn't feed on blood but on energy. And he wants Faith's energy. But he wants her heart too (in a romantic way, don't get me wrong). His name is Vincent and for some reason he needs to be with Faith.
But he arrives in the middle of a crisis: werewolves are been kidnapped and nobody knows why. Zou Tai, the werewolf prince, goes to Morgan to ask for help and of course Faith gets involved too.
In this book we won't find a love triangle, we are going to find a square. Yep. Faith is just so special that Trent (her vampire boyfriend) is going to compite against Zou Tai (werewolf prince and a very hot guy) and Vincent (psychic vampire with an energy that makes Faith melt). Even Daeka, the werewolf god, likes her a little bit but in a playful way.
But you see, there's this alchemist that wants to ruin everything. I can't tell you what he wants because is one of the most interesting things in the book but I can encourage you to read both of them :D
The next book is coming out next year and believe me, I can't wait to see what happens next!
Posted July 7, 2011
Werewolf Descent was a great action-packed read. Elizabeth did a wonderful job mixing old myths and legends with her own imagination, creating something entirely her own. The book was fast-paced and never tedious - the story drew you in and kept you reading.
On top creating an excellent story of love, lust and magic, I was surprised by how much Elizabeth's writing has improved since Vampyre Kisses. In the first book the characters weren't all that believable to me, but this time around they were much more real and more likable as well. Faith especially, she's a strong-minded and independent women, but not unrealistically so, she isn't the overdone uber-tough female lead found in so many books nowadays. She's strong, but still a human woman who makes mistakes and has heavy emotions and desires. So the author gets point for having some great characters, she also gets point for taking risks with this book. Not many authors would have been willing to take the story where Elizabeth did, but she went for it and in my opinion it was fantastic.
While I loved Werewolf Descent there was one big issue I had with the book. At times the dialogue was a bit forced and annoyingly cliché, there were parts where I literally groaned and rolled my eyes at what the characters were saying and doing. Fortunately, these moments were limited and didn't ruin the book for me. But I would have loved it if the dialogue had been as unique as the story itself.
Overall I loved Werewolf Descent and I can't wait to read the next book in the Last Witch series, especially since this book ended on a HUGE cliff hanger.