This was the final book in Victoria’s story, and it was a solid ending to a consistently great series. Much like the others, it kept me hooked, and it had complex characters, complicated relationships, some emotion, some hot yet not-too-graphic sex scenes, great writing, and lots of funny snark and sarcasm. In fact, I think this one may have even been funnier than the others since both Victoria kept cracking me up with her witty snark and Max with his exasperation at everything.
Seriously, I loved Victoria. She has became one of my absolute favorite female characters, and she’s one of those characters who knows what she wants and just makes it happen. It also seemed like we got a little more of Max’s and Sebastian’s POVs this time, which I enjoyed. It was great getting to see a whole different side to Sebastian in the fourth and fifth books.
It was also nice getting to see the Venators in general have a little bit of fun in this one when they went out drinking because the characters in these books seemed to have really serious and stressful lives.
Things did get a little more predictable this time, but then maybe I was just spoiled since all the other books were so unpredictable. And there was still one surprise in store this time!
The ending was bittersweet, and I felt terrible for one of the characters, but I was still happy with it, especially the sweet part. And the bitter part is apparently going to be addressed in the spin-off series and had a point to it.
Overall, this was a consistently great series with complex characters and relationships that I was gladly sucked into!
Fans of Books 1-4 in Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Hunters series. Anyone who likes historical fantasy with complex characters, complicated relationships, lots of sexual tension, and a kickass female protagonist.
More Books in the Series:
Book Review: The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 1) by Colleen Gleason
Book Review: Rises the Night (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 2) by Colleen Gleason
Book Review: The Bleeding Dusk (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 3) by Colleen Gleason
Book Review: When Twilight Burns (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 4) by Colleen Gleason
Book Review: As Shadows Fade (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 5) by Colleen Gleason
Directly descended from the very first vampire hunter in the Gardella family, Victoria knows she must continue the lineage so humanity will have protectors against the undead. While Sebastian Vioget appears to both the perfect warrior and lover to ensure the Gardella Legacy, Victoria cannot forget Max Pesaro–the former slayer still haunted by the vampire queen Lilith’s obsession with him.
But it is Lilith’s obsession that may save all of humanity. Demons, enemies of both mortals and the undead, have found their way to earth. To defeat them, vampires and slayers must fight side by side. But Lilith wants Max in return for her cooperation–a small price for the world, but too high a price for Victoria.
Book Author: Colleen Gleason
Publisher: Avid Press
Series: The Gardella Vampire Hunters
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series