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Books that make you go 'next!'

I finished Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands last night.

I was so very happy when it was finished! Oh man, was that book DULL. The sex scenes were okay, but nothing to write home about, the plot was... eh, and the main characters... were very eh themselves.

Note to authors, IMHO: Just telling me about a character doesn't make me KNOW a character. You have to show me a character. There's a BIG difference.

So, there was this guy named Luc. And he's a vampire writer. Who is just ZOMG LOVED by all his fans. And there's Kate. His editor. Who, naturally, is half in love with him before ever meeting him because 'Gee, his personality came out so much with his words'.

Umm, yeah, I'm not saying that my personality is completely covered when I write? But I write like I RP. I'm not me. I'm someone else. Usually several someone else's all at once. We might have things in common, but that's 95% of the time coincidence.

Anyway, the book left me with the same expression the entire way through. As I can't describe it for its full justice, I'll just give you the closest emoticon: ._.

Also, the end dramatic moment of the woman having to decide if she wants to give up her life or her love? Gods, I HATE that. HATE HATE HATE. Why is it always the chick that has to make the choice of giving things/people up for her supposed OTP? I'm not saying that I'd be any more happy, necessarily, if it were a guy in the same position, since I hate that plot device? But the fact that it's always the woman is definitely grating on me.

On the plus side, at least the author let the girl save the guy in a life or death situation. It helped make me not entirely hate her writing.

Final conclusion: Won't read another Sands book, but I don't plan on blacklisting her.
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