My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was a fascinating, different take on vampires. It was 180 degrees from Edward Cullen, Lestat and Dracula.This was an Egyptian take on the myth of vampires. Because it was so different from what popular vampires, I loved the uniqueness of the backstory. It made it so much easier to read, instead of reading the same old tired vampire. This book injected new blood into it (pardon the pun). Because it was so different, it took me about 1/4 of the book to truly get into the new atmosphere and understand it.
I loved the Egyptian gods and culture in the book. I loved seeing the religious beliefs in their gods and goddesses. This was my favorite part of the book. I consider myself a relatively religious person, and I love seeing the differences in religious beliefs and how the characters acted out those beliefs in the book.
Despite all this, there was one part of the book I did not like, and it was the conversations between the characters. For me, the conversations seemed very stilted, choppy. Definitely not flowing and natural and this made it difficult for me to read during the conversation parts.
The characters were well-written, but I just didn't feel the passion between Kantara and Darius. It felt flat for me.
If you are looking for a new, fresh take on vampires, then you really should check this book out!