Tour: Romanov (+Giveaway)


| ASIN:  B0799YH7LZ | Pages: 268 |
Publication Date: January 24, 2018 | Source: Xpresso Book Tours
| Rating: 3 out of 5 stars |
★★★

In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature.
A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family.
Will they prevail?
I don't think I've picked up a vampire book in such a long time so I was definitely excited going into Romanov. Throw in a connection to the famous Russian imperial family and I was completely hooked.

Romanov follows the family of vampires currently hiding in Seattle when their longtime enemy starts to wreck havoc and they have no choice but to intervene. The urban setting contrasted with the fantastical world the Samaire Provost builds creates such an interesting balance that left me wanting more. We learn of dragons and fairies, but only get a glimpse as the real battle is happening in the real world and my biggest wish was to have been able to delve more into the dragon's realm.

Thrown into the mix is an interesting spin on the Romanov dynasty along with various different historical elements that I really enjoyed. Similarly to the fantasy elements, I wanted to see more of the author's spin on history. 

Regardless, I still ended up enjoying the story. The characters are super likable and I enjoyed the strong emphasis on family. While the romance is a tad insta-lovey, I didn't really find myself focusing on that relationship as much as the family aspect. The big villain is nothing short of deranged and while I'm still a bit confused on how the ending events unfolded, things worked out in the end and it was heartwarming and cute.

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2 comments

  1. I haven't read a vampire book in ages, too! This sounds like a fun read overall! Great review! :)

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