Book review time! Today’s book is Vampyre Kisses, the debut novel by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej. I’ll admit it, when I saw the book the first thought that crept into my head was “great, another cliché unoriginal vampire love story.” But boy was I wrong, so very very wrong.
A few pages into reading I came across something shocking – good writing. This may not seem like a big deal, but I assure you, it’s very impressive for a first time writer (trust me). Then, as I continued reading I learned something very quickly, that this wasn’t another “boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy is a vampire” kind of blah story. Kolodziej created a mystical tale full of magic and mystery. It’s a fascinating world, completely unique compared to the cookie cutout worlds most vampire authors use.
The best part, Vampyre Kisses isn’t just a simple story; it’s a whole new universe. A universe full of not only humans and vampires, but werewolves, gods, witches and more. Kolodziej certainly did her research; she mixes fiction with real historical facts and folklore perfectly. The story takes place in a vast and imaginative setting that any reader will be happy to get lost in. You’ll instantly get sucked into Faith’s new life as a witch, her budding relationships with vampire Trent and werewolf Z.T. and their epic quest to save the races.
If it isn’t obvious, this book is a new favorite of mine – it’s one of those fast paced, action packed books that keeps you so interested that you can’t help but want more. Elizabeth J. Kolodziej definitely has the goods to make it big in the publishing world.
So if you’re sick of the same old boring vampire stories full of brooding vegetarian vamps and helpless pathetic human girls, then I highly recommend picking up Elizabeth J. Kolodziej’s Vampyre Kisses for a real magical vampire story.
“Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who seems content with her life, but deep down craves more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her world and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more amazed to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind. Faith learns that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere — especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty. Now surrounded by a world filled with mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems?”