Friday, February 27, 2015

Review: Belong to the Night (World in Shadows #3) by Bridget Blackwood

Title: Belong to the Night (World in Shadows #3)
Author: Bridget Blackwood
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 5
Sexual - 3

Humans can’t be made into Vampires.

Elisavet Katsaros defied this belief by becoming the first human turned vampire in over three hundred years. Her transformation was an accident, but there’s no going back now. As an agent with the Interspecies Relations board, she’s better equipped than most to navigate the political world run by The Regis, Manias Artorias.

Questions surround Elisavet after this change. Why her? How did it happen? Who is responsible? Above all, how does this affect the rest of the Shadow World? To find peace, Elisavet must look for answers. In digging for the truth, Elisavet uncovers long-buried secrets and the keys to unraveling a murder. Together, she and Manias must attempt to right the wrongs of others and start a new chapter in history.

Working side by side, powerful emotions flare. Manias finds himself wanting to claim Elisavet for his own despite the consequences. Elisavet yearns to capture Manias' heart, to be more than just another vampire under his rule. To have a chance they must put their love on the line and risk it all.
I love going to visit World in Shadows.  There is such a great build up of the story that continues from book to book that is hard to resist.  The characters are so dynamic and developed.  While each book has its own story, they also add a new layer and progression to the overall series.

Elisavet is the first of her kind in hundreds of years.  Her change is dramatic and the shock waves travel well beyond her family.  The world is outraged than a human can be changed and this could be devastating to the constantly evolving relations between humans and the preternatural community.  The build up for this was amazing!

Now Manias is a man full of responsibility.  He has sooo much on his plate, but he gladly takes the care and teaching of Elisavet on - there's just something about her.  As a vampire that is constantly in control, he quickly finds himself overwhelmed and the only way he can guarantee Elisavet's safety is a very drastic step.  I got to learn a lot about the vampire culture and history, and it really helped build the world to something even more than it already was.

The ending just about gave me a heart attack.  It was so well done.  I had a feeling of satisfaction and conclusion for Manias and Elisavet, but there's a hook - not a cliffhanger - that is pulling me back to the world to read some more as soon as I can.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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