Velicious

Velicious

Summary:

Justice Labelle always had her life perfectly planned. Her goals were to graduate from the University with exceptional grades and get into the best law school Canada has to offer.

Then one day, Justice tried to kill herself. Well, not her technically. It may have been her body, but those actions weren't intentional and the suicidal thoughts were not hers. Or, so she keeps telling her therapist and family.

Justice is afraid she’s losing her mind and just wants to forget everything. But when her best friend is murdered, another one is being mind-screwed by a Vampyre, and her ex is back in town, looking as scrumptious as ever and very suspicious, maybe she isn't all that crazy!

Just when she thinks that life couldn't throw her anymore curve balls, Justice figures out that she is Vampyre Doll and there's a vampyre who seems very familiar to her, but she can't figure out from where.

Justice is suffocating and drowning in a dark world she's been tossed into, forced to survive. It’s a world she never wanted to know about and would love to ignore, like it doesn't exist. But, with every passing day, she's pulled deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole, wishing for everything to go back to the way it was.  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the author.

Review:

This was a book that I wavered on the ranking quite a bit (anywhere from 1 to 3 stars) so let me start with why my ranking was lower.  The biggest problem at the moment is that the book needs a solid edit.  There were many grammatical errors and malapropisms frequently.  I could forgive those errors, but the overall plot needed significant reworking as well. 

There are SO many characters and SO many things going on all at the same time that the focus of the book isn’t clear.  There is enough material to keep me entertained for at least two or three books.  For example, the Erin storyline should not be lumped in with the Dante/Calvin or Chace storylines.  Additionally, the large number of characters made it difficult to tell what you should be paying attention to and what is simply background information.

I think a good edit would also help some of the odd wording and repetition at times.  (How many times is Justice “grabbed on the arm” by the guys?  I’d think this would get old.)

The good news is that I read the entire book and found myself curious to know what was happening next, which was redeeming.  I think there’s a lot of potential here, it just needs to be rethought and reconfigured.

Warning: Contains violence, drug and alcohol abuse.

Rating: 2 stars!

Who should read it? Paranormal fans…but after it gets another edit.