The Awakening: A Vampire Huntress Legend -Book 2

by L. A. Banks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312987021 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
From the Back Cover
L.A. Banks rocked the publishing scene with the highly acclaimed Minion, the first book in the Vampire Huntress Legend. Now she returns with another pulse-pounding tale featuring the unforgettable Vampire Huntress Damali Richards...

The Awakening
A battle is brewing in the underworld, and at the center of it all is Damali Richards, spoken word artist and vampire huntress. But she is not just any huntress; she is the millennium Neteru, a woman so powerful that the vampire world is about to start a war-one that threatens to spread onto her streets-in order to possess her...

Fallon Nuit, a rogue vampire who is one of the most powerful Damali has ever encountered, has allied himself with the deadly Amanthra demons in order to claim her. But the Vampire Council has plans for her as well. And now an unlikely variable has entered the equation: an ex-lover turned master vampire with an agenda of his own. Damali must risk trusting him once more if they are to survive.

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, January 02, 2006
I found this, the second book of the Vampire Huntress series, slightly better than Minion, the first. However, some of the same things that bothered me about that book came to surface in this one too.

I'm glad I hung onto Minion because The Awakening picked up right where that left off, and I had to reread certain portions of that first book to reacquaint myself with some of the things that went down already. I don't think the author did a very good job of allowing this book to stand on it's own. Granted, series such as this are meant to be read in order anyway, but like Laurell K. Hamilton does in her Anita books, if she needs to refer to an incident from a previous book, she'll usually provide enough additional detail so that new readers can continue reading, albeit with a little less knowledge and detail than someone who's been reading the series in order. This was not the case here; if you didn't read the previous book, and remember all of it's little nuances, you're going to need to before starting on this one. As it stands, I still had to refer back to things from book one since I'd read it 8 months prior to this one.

The story line is still interesting enough to hold interest, and because Banks doesn't go into detail on each of the main characters in this book like she did in Minion, we don't have as many passages that drag on too long like in the first book, though they're certainly not gone completely. At times while reading, I felt that maybe the writing was done in discrete parts, not necessarily in sequence, since sometimes the scenes didn't seem to blend transparently as they could've. Like maybe she'd forgotten she wrote something in an earlier scene, and then describes or talks about it again in a later scene, which may or may not completely jive with what was stated previously. Again, I noticed this behavior much more prominently in the first book than this one.

I won't go into a synopsis of the story itself, since you can read that above. But suffice to say, this series looks like it's going to get even better going forward.

This is set aside to go to explorer118m next who wanted to read this series too.

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

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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 Sunday, October 29, 2006
I plan to start reading the first in this series sometime this week, then i'll be trading them on PaperBackSwap. Thanks Cherie!

Journal Entry 5 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Saturday, December 02, 2006
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