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Being friends with a vampire can be hazardous to your health.
Title: NYV: GOTH
Author: K.D. McQuain
Published: December 18th, 2018
Publisher: Black Marque Press
*Disclaimer* I was financially compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and/or its affiliates in any way.
Ever since Christian’s transformation, the ones that get close to him are dying one after another. His girlfriend Cara was dead and Rachel was grievously wounded. Now it is his task to learn how to defend himself and figure himself out since he is now a vampire. With the help of his sword-wielding mentor Amym and a beautiful dancer named Joyce, it might be easier for him as they help guide him with his new life.
Christian, who’s called Chris most of the time in the book, is a three-dimensional character. His reactions to the drastic changes in his life is reasonable. In the beginning, he appears to be disrespectful and spoiled. He does what he wants and does not think about what others have done for him, but over time, he learns what he should prioritize first and what should be last.
Overall, I thought the characters were good and had interesting personalities. And I like how despite it being majority of the main character’s point of view, it stilled showed other perspectives that made it felt like the readers are getting a bigge picture than just from the protagonist’s view.
Despite not reading the first book, it was not that confusing when I read this book. There were some events that happened that had likely happened in the first book, but through piecing things together, I was able to get a grasp of the story. Without reading the first book, I cannot say whether it is true or not, but it feels like the first book may provide a better understanding of the series but it did not feel like I was completely lost without reading it.
Personally, I felt that this book is a bit too sexualized for me because even at the beginning, the prologue mentions about slavery and rape. There were also some mentions of nudity. Sometimes because I felt uncomfortable reading highly sexualized scenes, I had to skip those part but it did not hinder the experience for the rest of the book. Although I will say, it felt like almost every chapter had or hinted towards scenes that is a bit more sexualized. But I still got the point that some of the characters were sadists.
If I were to recommend this to people I would say this book is more suited for those who like to read vampires. In terms of genre, this book is a supernatural book. I will say this is more targeted towards young adults and above. If you are under 18 and still want to read it despite the disclaimers, go ahead but know that you have been warned.
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