Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Here Be Sexist Vampires Review



Here Be Sexist Vampires (Deep in Your Veins, #1)
Here Be Sexist Vampires
by Suzanne Wright

Mild Spoilers
Synopsis:


Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire’s private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svent√© vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself.

The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared’s co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a wilful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Svent√© female. 


Warning: This novel contains an iron-willed female vampire with an energy whip, a sexist male vampire who is determined to have her, explicit vampy sex, and a romance story with real bite.

My Thoughts:

I gave this book 4 stars. I surprisingly really enjoyed this one. 


I seem to have not gotten over the vampire craze of a few years ago. These days people have moved on to writing about fairies, aliens, witches, obscure mythologies that weren’t focused on before. While I love reading all those new books, I wish there were more vampire novels being released right now. I honestly couldn't even name a vampire novel that was published after 2014. Come on people I need my fix of vampire novels.

This book had a really cool concept. In this book's world, there are three types of vampires. In pop culture there seem to be three general ideas of what vampires are. One of them is the vampire that is super strong and super fast; the second being one that is ethereally beautiful and irresistible; the third being a vampire that seems almost human, but with just an extra kick of something supernatural. Before this book, I never actually thought about that before that gave this book an interesting twist compared to other vampire novels.

I really loved Sam. She has a cockney accent but I was able to overlook that because I didn’t actually need to hear it. (Side note: A little known fact about me, I probably haven’t even divulged this information on my blog before, but I hate cockney accents. They are just like nails on a chalkboard to me. If you have a cockney accent I sincerely apologize, it’s just an aversion I’ve never quite been able to get over.) Back to Sam, I thought she was such a badass leading lady. I feel like a lot of main female characters have been so similar lately and it’s really nice to get those few characters every once in a while that doesn’t care about public opinion. They are ready to defend themselves against those that want to harm and oppress them and I love it. I love really strong-willed sassy main characters that can take care of themselves and I honestly feel like we don't see enough of those in YA and NA novels. While I do enjoy the more bookish girls, is it too hard to get a decent mix of both?


As for Jared, I didn’t really care much about him. I would have loved him back when it was written, 2012, but it’s 2019 now and I have higher standards for the love interests in the books I read. I like substance and a bit more personality than a guy that has superpowers and can’t keep his dick in his pants. I legit don’t know if I actually know anything about Jared other than the most basic things, unlike Sam whom I feel like I genuinely know stuff about. She has a past. He doesn't. There are more books in the series so I assume they get more into that in future books, but I feel like it's important to establish some sort of background for a character if they are meant to be likable. I don't know anything about him other than I don't particularly care for his views. 

A bit of a warning, there are some things that I think if you are really sensitive to sexual assault situations you might not want to read this. We don't see anything graphic, nothing too disturbing, on the contrary, the book, for the most part, keeps a pretty light atmosphere. This warning is just if you are really sensitive to the subject matter, I would feel bad if I never mentioned it.  

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