Review - Dawn of the Vie by Lara Diamond

em quarta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2017 |
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Since their Arrival, immortal alien Vie rule the planet. Enslaved humans are their servants, entertainment, and food. Anemies—humans with various types of anemia—are exterminated. Their nutritionally deficient blood is useless to the Vie. Or so it’s thought…
Alex, an Elite Vie, is part scientist, part Raid Specialist, and part drug addict. He knows Anemie blood is valuable—as a drug. Rather than blindly carrying out his boss’s kill order, he spares a few Anemies, not only for study, but also for his own private stock.
The more Anemie blood Alex drinks, the more he slips into delusion, and the more his double life threatens to crumble. But quitting Anemie blood is not an option. There’s no rehab for his condition.
When Alex tastes Justin’s blood, his hallucinations bleed into reality…
Anemie Justin knows he’s living past his expiration date. It becomes a guarantee when he’s bitten by Alex during a raid and infected with the Vie’s toxin. Alex adds insult to injury by promising Justin a second chance—a cure if he agrees to be a lab rat. And a mule…of his own blood.
The only leverage Justin has is a stake and a serious lack of self-preservation.


~ This book was kindly provided by the publisher ~

Another book that I started and was so excited to read just to find that it’s a flop.
Justin is an Anemie – a human with a blood deficiency – hunted by the Vie – an alien race that needs blood to survive – for pure sport. Anemie’s blood.

Justin won my heart the moment he talked about his little sister. That’s right, he’s a big brother trying to protect his baby sister?

Here, take my heart. I don’t need it.


Because you broke it completely when you turned up not to be a good book.
The first 50 pages were amazing. Truly, I was completely in love with Justin and the storyline and the way things were progressing. Until it became everything I despise in a book:

  1. -       Characters that don’t develop, keeping themselves in the same loop of thought -> action -> result -> upset -> same thought -> same action -> expecting different result -> angry that the result is the same.
  2. -       So much dialogue that the action seems non-existent.
  3. -       When the action actually exists, it’s rushed and useless.
  4. -       The action evolves without evolving (look at the first mark).
  5. -       So many characters with potential….
  6. -       SO MUCH UNUSED POTENTIAL!!!!!


But it does have good things:
-       I really like Justin and the whole big brother thing.
-       I really like the idea of vampires being aliens. (some may say this is true)

-       I really like the sciency facts very present in this book.

If you’re into books that are mostly dialogue, this is it for you. The plot is really good the execution falls short though, for me at least.

  Rating: 2/5 stars

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