Friday, August 31, 2012

Review: Crimson Groves by Ashley Robertson

"Abigail Tate was a normal human girl. Until the day Bronx the vampire barges into her life and turns her against her will. Held captive while forced to deal with never ending cravings for blood, Abby prays for a way to escape. Only when an opportunity arises, it's with the aid of an innocent human named Tyler--except vampires are forbidden to interact with the unbitten. But Abby quickly learns this human has secrets of his own...secrets that can either help her or get her killed. Only Abby discovers that she was the one with the biggest secret of them all."

Abby's life hasn't exactly been the easiest, especially lately. First, her father abandons her when she's just a little girl. Then, her mother decides to leave her, too. And now, to top everything off, she finds that she's been betrayed yet again by someone who claims to love her. But all of that seems to pale in comparison after the night Bronx enters her life. Before she even knows what's happening to her, she is forced into becoming a vampire and held prisoner by Bronx. Taking the first opportunity to escape that she can, Abby finds herself in the company of Tyler, a human with secrets of his own -- more secrets than he's willing to share with her. As she struggles to adjust to this new life, Abby will soon find out more about herself than she ever thought possible. Crimson Groves is a fantastic book that will leave you wanting to know what happens next.

I rate this book: 

While I have to admit that Crimson Groves presented with a bit of a slow start for me, the action eventually picked up and I was able to really get into and enjoy the story. I absolutely loved how Abby started out as a sad and frustrated young woman who couldn't seem to catch a break and turned into a very strong and confident vampire, however resistant she was to become such a creature to begin with. That's another thing I really liked about this book: Robertson successfully turns the usual theme for vampire novels on its head. Instead of reading about some girl who is desperate to become a member of the undead, we get to see a young woman who has no knowledge of the existence of vampires, let alone any interest in becoming one herself. This is something I find incredibly refreshing about Crimson Groves. Not only does it show us a different aspect of the vampire novel, but it also features a strong female character who is able to adapt to what she has become, taking the good with the bad in her particular situation. If you're tired of reading the same old vampire novel, then you should definitely check out Crimson Groves. It's a book that you won't regret reading, I promise.

Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida and loves reading and writing about everything urban fantasy and paranormal romance. When she isn't writing you'll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, drinking fine red wines, and making gourmet coffees with her Nespresso machine. Visit her website to learn about her upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at

1 comment:

Linda@Cheap epson ink said...

The concept of this book is interesting.But I am confuse in some points.I think It will be clear when I able to read this book.