15998621Reviewed by Krystal Larson

How would you react if you were kidnapped by a royal family? Violet Lee had the unfortunate luck of being taken and cannot return home. Rather than staying angry, Violet leans more towards the Stockholm Syndrome. One of the royal family members, Kaspar, is handsome and determined to convince Violet to become a vampire willingly. For Kaspar, this will not be an easy task as Violet seems to have taken an intense dislike towards him. She doesn’t like Kaspar at all and blames him (rightfully so) for her abduction. Kaspar must, however, persuade her to become a vampire or risk a war between Violet’s people and his own. How long can Violet resist this impatient Prince?

Violet’s character wasn’t particularly easy to get to like or dislike. It was odd, but for me, she came off as needy and whiny part of the time and helpless/scared/defiant the other half. She wasn’t the worst character out there; I did like how she handled a few situations, but she played the damsel in distress card too often and I didn’t like how she let her abductors off so easily (other than Kaspar). Kaspar’s character was equally annoying. He was supposed to be dark and sexy, but often seemed more bull-headed and mean. He wasn’t all that nice to Violet a lot of the time until their attraction grew, and that was annoying to me. Their love did develop over the course of the story, but it felt more like they one day decided not to hate each other.

The plot line of The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire was nice enough. I liked the pacing and the author kept the book moving smoothly. The subplots were much more interesting than the main plot-the love story. The reader will learn about vampires existing silently among humans and the politics behind everything. Overall, this was a story I would read on a rainy day.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Krystal is a young college student who loves meeting new authors and finding great books! Her favorite place to read is the Botanic Gardens.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by William Morrow Paperbacks. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.