Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: The Vampire's Warden by SJ Wright

The Vampire's Warden (Undead in Brown County, #1)

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I couldn't seem to contain the inferno burning inside me, being that close to him. Even knowing the danger he posed and the gruesome scenes that must have been caused by him, I still felt a burning inside me every time I heard his voice or felt his hot gaze on me.

But I was the Warden. He was one of the damned. We were destined to be at odds. Enemies.

Sarah Brightman, having just lost her father to cancer, is stunned to discover that the mother she thought was dead is actually still alive. She also finds out that the legacy her father left her is a lot more than just an Inn on the outskirts of Nashville, Indiana. She has a frightening new responsibility.

This is part one of a three-part series. It is 30,420 words long.

  I love vampire-themed books. I have read many, many vampire books over the last few years. But I've never read any quite like The Vampire's Warden.  Sarah, the main character, is a Warden, charged with guarding vampires who have broken the laws of the council. The Vampire's Warden has an intriguing opening, involving the mystery of  Sarah's mother's supposed death. Is she not dead? Where is she? Why did she leave?
  Sarah was a nice character to read. She felt like a real person with real reactions. Every time a new turn was thrown at her, she didn't just shrug and roll with it. Sarah was reactive. She became angry, violent, and skeptical.
  The Vampire's Warden has not one, but two sexy, mysterious guys, Alex and Michael. Each man affects Sarah in a curious way. The mystery surrounding Alex and Michael is never quite solved, and I was left not quite knowing who was the good and bad guy.
 At times, I felt confused as to what was going on in the plot. But, I accepted that because Sarah never quite knows what is happening. I just went with it as "part of the ride", and I'm trusting that all of the questions I had will be answered as the series continues.
 All in all, I liked The Vampire's Warden quite a bit. The mystery was continually ramped up throughout the book, leaving me wanting to read more. And I'll definitely give SJ Wright credit for writing an ending that left me in serious suspense. I can't wait to read the next book in the series, The Vampire's Curse.

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  1. Sounds an interesting read. A different take on the Vampire story.


  2. I'm going to have to put her series on my ToGet list. Thank you for the thoughtful review.
    All the best,

  3. Thanks for the review! Had this book on my list to buy at B&N for a few months,I'm glad you liked it. Going to read it now. :)


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