It’s book review time Dear Readers! The Truth about Vampires by Theresa Meyers is a vampire romance that tells the tale of Kristin Reed and Dmitri Dionotte, a reporter looking for a big story and a vampire that’ll give it to her.
Kristin, the classic tough chick with daddy issues, is looking for her breakout story and when she starts looking into a string of bloodless murders sweeping the city, she finds it. Cue Dmitri, a vampire charged with ensuring the safety of his clan, which all goes to hell when he meets Kristin, the one woman that makes his blood boil. Dmitri introduces Kristen to the world of vampires and a world of pleasure, but the relationship is doomed from the start – with a group of troublemaking rival vampires and the truth of vampire revealed to the humans – mass chaos ensues.
The story starts out strong, granted the dialogue is a bit outdated and redundant at times, but it is interesting and fast-paced which keeps you intrigued. However, the more you read the more issues start to arise. My first problem with the book was the characters; they were incredibly unlikeable and unbelievable. Kristen’s obsession with gender roles then her behavior as the pathetic girly girl didn’t match up and it made me instantly hate her. Then you have Dmitri, his constant mood swings and random changes of heart were absolutely ridiculous, and irritating. As for the secondary characters, they were all too cliché for comfort – the sexist boss, the sinister smiling bad guys and so on.
As for the story itself, as I said, it did in fact start out strong. But the story goes in so many directions; so many random tangents that are never picked back up, that you lose focus from the main plot (whatever it was). Parts of it read more like a stream of consciousness and not like a novel, which makes it difficult for a reader to continue reading. The author had loads of truly fantastic ideas, but she never went anywhere with them, so when I finished the book I was left wondering what the hell was the point of even writing them in. I was also left with countless questions – why did the vampires even reveal themselves to humans when there was no need for it, how are these unrealistically powerful vampires so easily killed by average humans, why doesn’t this romance novel have better sex scenes – and on and on.
Clearly I had many issues with The Truth about Vampires, but while I didn’t enjoy it I know of many women who would. The author has some great ideas and she keeps things interesting, which is sure to make many other readers happy.