Review: Dark Child Adina West
Perfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, this intriguing urban fantasy follows the story of Kat Chanter, who discovers that the world she knows is controlled by ancient creatures who feed on blood. And she might just be one of them ...
Lately things have been getting weird for pathology technician Kat Chanter. She's been craving raw meat, and having dreams so realistic they're scary. When she accepts a job offer from the prestigious Hema Castus Research Institute, she hopes she'll have the chance to discover what's wrong with her, but instead, her move to New York thrusts her headlong into a treacherous hidden world, where the wrong move could be fatal . . .
Tarot, witchcraft and astrology all take on a frightening resonance in Dark Child's richly imagined alternative reality where vampiric beings live among us, hidden by magic. Dark romance tangles with paranormal fantasy and page-turning suspense in this enthralling tale of 'dark child' Kat Chanter, half-human and half-vampire, who has woken an ancient prophecy and must face a formidable destiny.
Dark Child was originally released in serial form.
I am giving this book 4 1/2 stars. Though it was really good, I had some questions.
Kat is a normal person she goes to work but yet she feels something is wrong. She is having crazy dreams that she doesn't understand and to top it all off she is starting to crave raw meat! Yes raw meat!!! So she wants to find out what is happening to her, well she does realize something is different about her but she doesn't know what. Soon after she gets a job offer and she takes it! Only to be find out that there are such things out there as shape shifters, witches, vampires! Not only that but she is a very important person to some, and others want her dead.
Now she has to stay alive with the help of those around her who are willing to risk everything to keep her alive, because she has a destiny. While being surrounded by those protecting her she has caught the eye for Alek and lets just say her body wants him but her mind keeps her at bay!
This book was a really good read, and I was impressed with the story line and the characters.
Now the reason I gave it 4 1/2 stars now this is minor, *MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
but it bothered me that Kat was so close to her mother and brothers. But yet once she disappears you only really read about Kat and where she is at and what she is doing. Though she does mention that her mom would be really worried if she didn't hear from her. But that is all.
Also all the guys with names that start with A. Though the names were unique and what not, at times I would have to go back and re-read to make sure I understood who was saying what, and what that person was doing.
Also why was Kat not learning self-defense when she and the others realized she was in danger? She only got what a couple of hours of practice? This just sounded surreal to me.
Now I would like to know if there will be another book out? As there are some things I would like to know. What is going to happen exactly between Kat and Alek? What are all Kat's powers?
Overall a great read you have paranormal, some action (wish there was more).
My Rating 4 1/2 wine glasses
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