Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason

The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria series

Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil…

Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.

In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her dark, dangerous duty.

And when she comes face-to-face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make a choice between duty and love.

I was browsing books in search of a story to engross myself in, when i stop this vampire series. It's been a long time since I haven't spent an entertaining moment with creatures with fangs.
To be honest was fed up with love story with undead people and since I like England in the Victorian era, it was the perfect combinaison.
I was not dissapointed at all.

It's a mix between a debutante story with dancing bals, gowns and love story and a debutante training to become a vampire hunter. The plot is nice even if I would have prefered more actions and blood.
The characters are interesting. Was curious about Max and his bad attitude towards the heroine and still am... Will be pleased to read the sequel just to know more about his personal history!

As for the heroine, Victoria, she is innocent, fresh with a bit of a temper. The perfect receipe to make this young lady interesting.

And the ending is good. It has piqued my curiosity.
Great read to pass an entertaining rainy sunday!

The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria series
VOL 1: The Rest Falls Away 
VOL 2: Rises The Night

*Arc provided by Edelweiss
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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