by Samaire Provost


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ISBN-13: 9781948594080
Publisher: Black Raven Books
Publication date: 01/31/2018
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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ROMANOV 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Ashley_loves_Katie 11 months ago
It was breathtakingly awesome! I definitely enjoyed it! Definitely recommend this to the vampire lovers! Beautifully written! This book was hard to put down and the end was a shocker! I definitely recommend everyone to read this book!
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
A family of powerful vampires flee from persecution and wind up in America, starting a new life in Seattle. But, someone or something won’t stop hunting them. As strange creatures stalk the night and the family appears to be their focus, they’ll have to rely on each to survive and vanquish the evil. What worked for me. I thought it was a nice touch to have the family of vampires actually be the Romanov’s family of Russian aristocracy. Persecuted and pursued, they fled to America, trying to assimilate into society and hide in plain sight. And I also liked that they weren’t pretty vampires. They were actually more like shapeshifters and transformed into nightmarish beings. No nice vampires that only feed on animals. What almost didn’t work, but did. The instant love thing. Anna sees Eric and he sees her. Bang! Instant love. Normally I run far away from this scenario. But I stopped to think, and remembered how it felt when I had an instant attraction to someone. The more I read about these two, the more I wanted them to be together. So, I’d say the author made it work. Lots of creatures. There are deadly vampires, a huge dragon, some wee fairy dragons, and the Shetani. The Shetani are evil beings, dark as pitch. They come in all sizes and their shapes defy logic. What builds the suspense. At the end of each chapter, the suspense builds as the unknown being stalks the family, drawing closer. It adds to the creep factor and I’m always up for that. Surprises. Plenty of them. From Anna’s transformation into her hidden vampire form, to the reveal of who’s been pursuing them for over a hundred years, and so much in between. The ending. As I read the last few chapters of the book and I got all wrapped up in the action, I wasn’t thinking about how it would end. I was caught off guard and it worked for me. I’d recommend this to those who like their vampires dark and deadly, but also able to love. And to readers who like magical creatures, good or evil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great vampire story! I especially loved: the two cats Jinx & Gypsy the dragon the ending (I literally gasped out loud!) I've heard the author plans a sequel, too! I hope she makes it into a series! Would also like another book set in the past world with the dragon as the main character. That was one cool dragon :)
Anonymous 8 months ago
I've read a lot of vampire books, but none of them have surprised me as much as this one did! Very creative writing. I have never been to Seattle but after reading this book I feel like I'd at least had a short visit there. The creatures are fantastical, creative and very descriptive. I honestly felt like I could see them. I simply adore the dragon! Made me feel like I was talking to a warm and fuzzy Gandalf. I EAGERLY await the next book!
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
Vampires, dark monsters, a desire for power, and romance fill these fast-paced pages. Anna is a vampire. A strong one, over one hundred years old, and comes from a very renowned family—the Romanovs. After her father dies in a struggle against one of his greatest adversaries, her and her family go into hiding. Little do they know that there are other evil powers lurking in the shadows, who are determined to kill them. But life isn't all danger. Anna runs into a guy at college and soon finds herself falling in love. As the relationship deepens, the evil threat grows, and soon, Anna must protect him as well. After reading the blurb, I was excited to dive into this dark world and sink into more of the Romanov legacy. There is darkness and danger lurking around every corner. It hangs in the background like an ever nearing storm. The constant need to always be alert drips from Anna and her family on every page, and the danger is a real threat. However, this isn't as much a tale of intrigue, power struggles, the Romanovs and nightmares as I thought it would be. The romance plays front and center for much of the book. It's well done, and although a love at first sight, has its reasons for being so and carries the needed tension and build-up a romance requires. The romance takes up a large chunk of the plot, making the book slide closer to a NA romance than I expected. Even the 'bad guy' wavers into the background for awhile, letting the romance take center stage for several chapters. The tale itself is told through different shifts in points of view. At first, it feels more like separate building blocks before smoothing out into a connecting, flowing plot. It makes for an intriguing read, but also takes a few chapters to figure out exactly what the main story is and where it's heading. To raise tension and keep a hum of darkness constantly hovering in the background, a last paragraph always ends each chapter in which an approaching, dark monster hides, kills and eats. What exactly this monster is or what its intentions are, drift along most of the book without explanation. While this does add to the tension (at first), it soon borders on redundancy. Add the ability of the vampires to change into various animal forms, not nearly as much depth into the Romanov family as I expected, and writing, which at times skimmed over the surface instead of diving deep into the characters, and this was not quite for me. Still, it's an engaging read in many aspects and shouldn't be overlooked because fans of vampires, lots of young romance, and dark corners with powerful creatures are sure to enjoy every page. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it enough to want to leave my honest thoughts.