Review: Nightshade by Michelle Rowen
by Michelle Rowen Series: Nightshade #1 Published by Berkley Published on:
December 10, 2010 Genres: Paranormal Romance Pages:
372 Format: Paperback Source: Borrowed
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Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires-until she was unwillingly injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to them. Now, tormented half-vampire Declan Reese wants her blood to destroy the undead kingdom. Unfortunately, the serum has also made her blood irresistible to all vampires-including Declan, whose desire for Jillian is more than mere hunger.
Nightshade injects its heroine into a plot as airtight as a syringe. The plot stays so airless because half the time, more like nearly all the time, our heroine has little clue as to who has her best interest in mind. There is Declan, her half-vampire, half-human savant who loses much of his saving force because of his methods and employment as an assassin. There is a gaggle of scientists that are trying to hatch the golden egg in vampire extermination, which just so happens to be eating away at Jillian’s arteries. Nightshade mops the floor with so much bad ass chick literature because up until the last chapters we are still learning who can be trusted and who actually has the power in this world. I just hope that future entries in the series can sustain, or more rightly keep the air out of, this twisting and sadistic page turner.