A Vampire's Redemption

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 04 Jun 2019

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Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

DNF 40%

I wanted to love this so much! I am gutted this ended up not being my cup of tea, while I loved the characters to bits, I just didn't click with the plot or writing style. 

I read the first book around a year ago now (also through NetGalley), I would definitely suggest reading the first book before this one! Even though this book follows different characters, I feel like there is the potential to get very lost if you read this one first. 

First up, things I loved: 
-The relationship between Marcus & Caleb was so soft and sweet and loving, I really liked these two characters.
-I loved the fact that therapy was mentioned/offered straightaway. A lot of fantasy/paranormal always seem to brush over traumatic events.  
-I loved the effortlessly casual introduction of a non-binary side character. I feel like there is such a shortage of fantasy/paranormal with non-binary characters, so this made me very happy to see. 
-Hale was such an intriguing character. 
-The rep in here is so amazing, we have a pansexual/bisexual MC, gay MC and an MC with a disability and PTSD. All of which is handled extremely well (from what I read) and this is own voices too. 

Things I didn't like and why I DNF'ed: 
-The story seemed to lack a direct plotline or any sort of "suspense". 
-I was very bored. This is probably a "me not you" situation, as I am a lover of fast-paced plots, while there is nothing wrong with slower-paced, they are just not for me. 
-Time seemed to skip a lot and I wasn't sure if a day had passed, or a week etc. 
-Like with the first book, the world-building still confused me. 

Unfortunatley, I think I just don't click with the writing style. I am so glad that I gave this series and author another try though and I would still highly recommend this to people who like diverse characters, slow-paced plots and a lovely romance.
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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. What a great book , I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend to everyone.
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This series is adorable.
With brilliant world building, wonderful relationship development, and plenty of intrigue.
The friendships, and family are great - meeting Hale was a highlight for me.

A fun, sweet, interesting and entertaining read.
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I quite liked the world of the first book and was really looking forward to the next in the series. However, I feel like this one is a bit of a come down after the first book. Everything just seemed to move very quickly and I was often confused as to why the characters were making the decisions they were.
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The characters balance each other out nicely. There were a lot of twists and turns with the plot that kept me guessing. 
I was impressed with the details of their world that carried over smoothly from the first book and were delved into more in book two. I am looking forward to book three!
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Very enjoyable read. Characters and their relationships were well written. A real page turned. Perfect for a cozy weekend in. Highly recommended
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Four and a half stars for such good world building details.
Keeping me interested and entertained.
There is no sex scenes, all off camera. Which surprisingly didn't detract from the story. I just like my books to have some in your face hotness.
This is book two and I enjoyed it as much as book one. The writing style just sucks you in. Caleb and Marcus are so sweet with each other.
I liked them both together and apart.
This book will definitely get a second read.
Look forward to more from the squad too.
Good job.
(Given a copy for an honest review) (NetGalley) (Thanks)
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I adore these books they’re so much fun and I love the relationships between the men so much.  The story and world building are really good and I look forward to the third book so much. A fun, entertaining read.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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As well as the physical books I read, I also read a few e-books and one of them was an arc from Netgalley. A Vampire's Redemption is the second book in The Inquisition Trilogy, the first of which I read last year and really enjoyed, despite the sometimes very cheesy dialogue. The second book follows on directly from the dramatic events of the previous book so I can't say too much without spoiling it but I'll say that we follow adorable Caleb and Marcus within this book rather that Rowan and Shaw, although they're still a part of this one. I liked the very quick writing style and it was such an entertaining and light hearted read which is just what I wanted. My only negative is the cheesy dialogue but it is an entertaining and quick read so I can look past it, almost. I would recommend both books if you can handle some of the cheesiness.
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The descriptive bit: A Mage’s Power: Book 1 – Rowan is a Master Mage in. He has an enchantment shop, he studies for even more Masters exams and he spends time humoring the attention of his best friend and werewolf, Caleb. He bumps into Inquisitor Shaw one day on the street and they have an instant attraction with a fair amount of curiosity. Shaw has a huge secret that may well tear them all apart in the end.

A Vampire’s Redemption: Book 2 – A member of Shaw’s squad, Marcus is a  vampiEverstrandre who has been gravely wounded and psychologically scarred by imprisonment. Caleb – Rowan’s werewolf bestie was the one who saved Marcus. At the moment they set eyes on each other, they knew that they were soulmates. There is still a lot of political intrigue in the land of the magical folk and more characters arrive on the scene!

My thoughts bit: These two books were a lot of fun! The first book introduces three of the main characters. Caleb is a wild and free werewolf with every-changing-colors in his hair and a penchant for being entirely too energetic. Rowan is a Master Mage whose skill with magic has made him a bit of a prodigy in the community. Shaw is undercover… working on both sides of the magical law and walking a fine line in terms of getting himself in danger.

The relationship between the three men is lovely. Caleb is so full of energy and I really enjoyed the way that Wolfe characterizes the werewolves. Rowan is the more reserved of the two men. He has some darkness in his past but Caleb keeps trying to urge him out into the world.

The world building in the first book is amazingly detailed. Wolfe outlines the various magical folks and the mundane without it becoming cumbersome. The magical schools are wonderfully detailed and intriguing: Conjuration, Enchantment, Alteration, Primal and Spirit. Mage’s must be tested in each of the types of magic… and Rowan is more focussed on his training than anything else… that is until he meets Shaw!

The second book takes a broader sweep of Everstrand. Shaw’s troop of friends shows up and social chaos ensues for the first third of the book. The politics continue in the second part of the trilogy. The magical folk are still in conflict with mundanes in some places… of course, this doesn’t apply to Shaw and his friends. I couldn’t help thinking of them as the Supernatural breakfast club in my head! A werewolf, a Mage, A centaur, an elf, and a witch!

I don’t want to go into great details about the mysteries that unfold during the course of both books because that would ruin the stories. Suffice it to say, Wolfe is a master of creating tension and plotting out detailed adventures for the supernatural gang! I’m definitely looking forward to reading the third book in this series!

A Mage’s Power is available now and A Vampire’s Redemption is out on May 31, 2019!
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