Blog Tour Stop: Shadow of the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop - Review & Giveaway
Author: Robin P. Waldrop
Release Date: August 27, 2012
Genevieve Labreck is back with a score to settle. Her mom has been kidnapped by Zane, hybrid and all-around monster. Rumors fly that Gen’s mom is holed away in Prague, a city recognized by humans for its serene beauty and intense culture, but Gen and Will know something humans don’t. Prague is haunted by dark, evil forces.
Can Gen and Will save her mom, or will they be too late?
Some will live, others will fall. At what price do you walk away from those you love?
Robin P. Waldrop hails from Miami, but lives in Alabama with best friend, business partner, and husband John. She is a mother of five, grandmother of five, and owner of a variety of different animals.
When she’s not working at her business with her husband she’s found at her computer where she breathes life into all the wonderful characters that are born from her vivid imagination .
She is an award winning author who enjoys writing edgy YA paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and FBI suspense/thriller novels and short stories. Always a voracious reader with an unapologetic television addiction, Robin still searches for the perfect cup of coffee.
This book starts off with Genevieve and William driving away from the airport of Prague, that they just came from. They see that they're being followed, so Genevieve goes back in her thoughts to the happenings when they were at the airport. we see that she was having trouble holding her breath (to keep the blood scent out). At one point, she breathes in a woman's sent, then later on followers her to the bathroom, where she takes some blood and leaves her sleeping. When she comes back out, William knows that something happened and her eventually gets it out of her.
When they get to their destination, William's father's house, some 'police' knock on the door, and Gen knows that it is probably about her. Later, William tells her that the woman from the airport was found dead, and that the Amalric (the vampire leaders) are watching her. William wonders if Gen really did kill the woman, and this distrust hurts Gen and makes her run away from him
Eventually, she calls her friend and protector, Luna and Luna's brother Joesph, and they get into some dead trouble before Gen gets reunited with William, i.e. Joesph is almost dead, and the only way that Gen can save him is by giving him her blood. After this, the Amalric want to see her and Joesph, and they all know that Gen might just get killed.
So.... Here's an easy plot break-down that you all may be familiar with. Girl gets turned vampire. Said girl loves vampire who turned her. Werewolf (Joesph) and her have some deep (if ya know what I mean) feelins for each other. Girl knows that while she's with the vampire, the werewolf and her will never be happy. Oh, also, the vampire leader-baddies are after the girl. Sound familiar? Sound a little like that-one-saga that has a sparkly vampire? Yeah, that's what I thought. So, if you're a fan of that series/ saga, then you will most likely like this book. Unfortunately I am not, and will never be, a fan of that saga. If you're lost as to what I am talking about, it's Twilight saga. Yeah. So, I kind of had a hard time at reading this.
Next, there were a handful or two of grammatical errors. So, if you are a grammar Nazi (I am, somewhat) then you will most likely have a few mini heart attacks while reading this. It's not too many bad ones, just like using 'to' instead of 'too', etc. So, grammar Nazis... watch out.
CLIFFHANGERS!!! How I hate that dreadful word, and this story had a giant one. So, if you hate cliffhangers, then I warn you.
Oh, yeah, I thought the main character was a bit... weak. Not as weak as Bella from the aforementioned Twilight, but week nonetheless. For example, she ran away when William accused her of some drastic things. You're supposed to stand up for yourself, girl, or else he'll keep blaming you! Girls (both real life and fictious) annoy me when they do that-- run away. I just want to hit them upside the head with a book, and yell at them. But, unfortunately, that would be rude, so I couldn't do it.
'Kay, so I actually almost can't wait for the third book, mostly because of the cliffhanger of epic proportions at the end of this; I hate leaving series unfinished. The only series that I have never finished was the Gone series by Micheal Grant. I just REALLY hated that one, and it made me sort of mildly depressed thinking of that bubble (and yes, I know it's based on one of Stephen King's books).
Okay, so I gotta give this book, um, three hearts. And that's it. See ya!