Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ecstasy in darkness by Gena Showalter

Book Description:
Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator, or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the ability to manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind.
To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .

My Thoughts:
This book was ok. McKell is a definite MALE. He is the leader of the vampire academy and captured by Ava and her best friend Noelle when they make out in front of him. Ava and Noelle are wanting to be agents of the AIR. Right before he escapes from them, McKell 'claims' Ava. He shows up and offers to help her capture a Schon queen that is on the loose. The seal the deal with a kiss and then it is on...the hunt and their relationship!
I think I would have really loved this book if I'd read the previous four. As it is, I did like it. I didn't like the frustration as other characters enter that you are supposed to recognize from earlier books and I had no clue. I enjoyed the back and forth between Ava and McKell. Their relationship was very lighthearted, but serious...a hard combination to pull off but the author did well with it. Ava and Noelle have such a strong 'sisterly' bond and I love how it is portrayed. I didn't really care for the ending, it seemed very abrupt but fitting at the same time. I plan to get the earlier books in this series and that will probably change my rating for this book when it makes more sense to me.
This book was a 3/5. I enjoyed parts of it but overall not a 'reread' book. It might be if you are into the series but not as a stand alone book.

Thank you to Gallery Books for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinion stated above are 100% mine.


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