I am back today with my second day for the blog tour of Linked by Judy Serrano. Last time I shared a highlight with an excerpt, you can view that post by clicking here. Today I'm sharing my review!
I had a really difficult time getting into this book. It reminded me of the movies Twilight and The Substitute but with a mafia flair. At first glance, the whole concept came off as slightly unoriginal but the dash of corny humor made it bearable. However, after I reached the 50% mark, the story improved drastically! I polished off the last half of the book in a faction of the time it took me to get through the first section. The action sequences kept the pace of the plot at a steady speed and the major plot twist really spiced things up. I was stunned at how the entire story turned around and how much better it actually became. This novel ends with a bang... prepare yourself for the unthinkable.
Daphne irritated me throughout most of the book. I can't quite fathom how someone can be so naive. She may be young but she isn't a teenager anymore and I really wished she realized that sooner. All the vampires mentioned in this book are down right yummy... the way they should be. The other creatures that appear in this book are down-right brutal and cruel. I don't want to spoil you, you'll have to read it for yourself to see what type of creatures they turn out to be.
The last thing I want to touch on is the whole concept of "being linked". I thought of it as a soul mate type of deal but it is much more complex. The concept of how the process works completely fascinates me. I can't quite think of a way to describe it without ruining the plot for you, but I will say... WOW. Just wow!
About the Author-
Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is the owner of Make Cents Editing Service, and is an adjunct professor at a local college. She is a freelance writer for certain on-line publications and writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series, the Linked Series, and Ivy Vines, Visions.
Although she is originally from New York, she currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children, (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.