Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review - Sunrise to Sunset


Title - Sunrise to Sunset
Author - Laurie Bowler
Genre - paranormal romance
Pages - 319

Description (from goodreads)

Nessy awakes from her unconscious state, with no memory of who she is or her purpose in life. Charles struggles as he tries to provide her with as much information as he can about herself. Saddened and concerned, he eventually tells her about her former life, and true immortal state. Dismayed, a still unconvinced Hera takes Nessy back to the past in the form of the Gulon. There she meets other Gulons who had come to their aid, along with the covens that were gathered, hoping to glimpse their new queen and ruler of the underworld, little does Nessy realize that person is her!


Sunrise to Sunset starts off where Moon Rising left off, Hervidor is dead and now Nessy is the the Queen of the Underworld. However,  she cannot remember anything! She wakes up with Charles and Hera but she can only remember Hera at first. It takes a chunk of the story for Nessy to remember everything but im glad she did, I would have been devastated if she completely forgot Charles!

Nessy is now full vampire, but also Gulon as well. This is an intrigueing development and it was interesting to learn that her DNA kept evolving about itself. The tension of the Gulon and vampire group was realistic, and made even more so with the background knowledge that Hera has fallen in love with a vampire from Nessys coven. I kept wondering, are they going to find out? What will happen? That bit of suspence was  what kept me glued to the book.

The introduction of new charactors as well as old favorites was a good choice, and I really liked the introduction of the witches. Adding more elements  into the mix. The danger is also still in the book as a rival group (The Cassis) vie for Nessys title. The action really dosnt hit until later in the book, but it is worth getting to, to see the vampires fighting between each other brings excitement to the novel.

The only thing i would say that brought the book a bit low was the tone and wording. The sentances are simplistic and the characters all speak in one tone. It makes it a bit boring and Nessys thoughts can be monotone, but they are easily looked over if you are wiling to.  If you have not read Moon Rising, I urge you too, and the next next book after Sunrise to Sunset (Golden Horizans) is soon to follow!


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