Minion: A Vampire Huntress Legend (book 1)

by L. A. Banks | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0312987013 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 2/21/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, February 21, 2005
Minion: The Special Huntress Edition
In this exciting new edition of the first book in the Vampire Huntress Legend series, both fans and newcomers alike will experience a Minion that includes:

* An Exciting New Beginning
* Never-Before-Read scenes
* Fast and Furious Action-readers better hold on to their seats!

Fans wanted more and now they've got it! In this special author's edition of Minion, readers will uncover more intrigue, more heat, and most importantly, more Damali Richards, vampire huntress.

All Damali Richards ever wanted to do was create music and bring it to the people. Now she is a Spoken Word artist and the top act for Warriors of Light Records. But come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons-predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or fantasy. Damali and her Guardian team cannot afford such delusions, especially now, when a group of rogue vampires has been killing the artists of Warriors of Light and their rival, Blood Music.

When strange attacks erupt within the club drug-trafficking network and draw the attention of the police, Damali realizes these killings are a bit out of the ordinary, even for vampires. Instead of neat puncture marks in the neck showing where the blood has been drained from the body, these corpses are mutilated beyond recognition, indicating a blood lust and thirst for destruction that surpasses any Damali has encountered before. Soon she discovers that behind these brutal murders is the most powerful vampire Damali has ever met-a seductive beast who is coming for her next...

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, April 17, 2005
I've had my eye on this book for awhile before I finally decided to buy it. It had a good amount of negative reviews at Amazon, but I simply couldn't keep myself from getting involved in another vampire hunter series. *grin* So when I saw this redone edition, I thought I'd finally pick it up, along with the sequel, The Awakening which got much better reviews. (As did The Hunted and The Bitten, books 3 and 4 of this series.)

Anyhoo, I liked the premise of the story, but I got aggravated with the writing so many times. Certain sequences would seem to drone on and on, boring me, so that I'd tune out and have to reread it to understand what I read because it was causing me to tune out. There were a few parts of the book that were like that. Which was funny because there were some other action scenes that made me feel the complete opposite! I felt that the author didn't pay much attention to detail and how it all would sound to the reader by reading it back herself. Certain facts were repeated as if they were being introduced for the first time... perhaps that was simply a side effect of the added scenes or something... I don't have the original version to compare it against to know for sure.

So that's what I didn't like, and where this book lost the most points for me. And though Damali's character is okay, she hasn't endeared herself to me the way Anita Blake has, but maybe that will come with later books. :)

All that said, I liked the premise of the story, the cliffhanger ending, and the high action scenes. The plot wasn't predictable at all, and I was surprised at some of the "turns" that were taken. ;) I'm anxious to read the The Awakening to see how things turn out with Damali and the gang.

(I'm putting these in reserve to send this and the 2nd book to explorer1118m when I'm done.)

Journal Entry 3 by CheriePie at RABCK in Media Mail, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (10/18/2006 UTC) at RABCK in Media Mail, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases



Sent the first three books of L. A. Banks's Vampire Huntress series to explorer1118m via Media Mail on 18-Oct-2006. Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 4 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I plan to get started on these next week. Yay! Then i plan to put them up at PaperBackSwap or Club VLAD. As always, thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 5 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Well, i seemed to have flipped right through this one. It was good, but it seemed like it had less of a story and was more of a set up for the series. It ends ubruptly to be continued in the next book. Luckily i happen to have the 2nd and 3rd in the series as well, so i was able to keep going.
I'm sending it to a PaperBackSwap member.

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