Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, too. A man called the Ripper stalks the midnight streets. There are rumors that her hated stepmother has found her again, suggestions that the nightmares of her childhood are returning. And with them appears the cursed Gypsy boy she once loved, grown into a man more seductive and more terrifying than she ever could have dreamed…
Dimitri Grigorescu has become a surgeon, a gentleman—and a vampire. The lusts that drive his body are scarcely under control, and even he does not truly know what he is capable of. To fight evil and confusion, Alba must rely only on her wits—and a desire that overwhelms her doubts…
Review Rating: Three Stars
Review: The title to this book grabbed me off the get go, and the blurb made the story sound inriguing. But as some of you know you sometimes can't always tell a book will be great or stink just from those two things alone.
This was the case with this book.
While over all the story was intriguing, I believe that it could have been better. For me there wasn't enough 'meat' to the story and often found myself confused as to what was going on.
There was a brief mention of the heroines name having something to do with 'Snow White' but in my opinon there was little else that even resembled the popular fable, other than the evil step-mom. (Evil Queen) There were no dwarves, no huntsman, and the Tuttenbaum girls, if they were the reference to the dwarves, featured so little in the story that they may as well have been not in it to begin with.
I'm sorry, I don't mean to tear apart an authors hard work, and I sincerely dislike those that do so. I don't intend for any of this to be negative, or criticizing in any way, this is just my humble opinion of what I read. I realiz that Ms. Myles took liberties with the original fable, and that is fine. I know there are people out there that will most likely disagree with my opinion, and that too is fine.
In conclusion, I believe this author deinitely has potential, but this book did not inspire me to pick up more from this author. Maybe you my fellow readers will have a different opinon, and I would love to hear it if you post a comment.