Review – The Vengeance of the Vampire Bride by Rhiannon Frater

20130614-082219.jpgThe Vengeance of the Vampire Bride is the 2nd installment in the Vampire Bride series. Typically, 2nd books can be a let down. Not this time – Rhiannon delivered an even stronger story.

Glynis drained Vlad and received his powers at the end of the first book. She banished him to his coffin and left the brides with him. Her new powers allowed her to hide the castle from others. She fled to Buda to try to begin a new life on her own.

I read an interview with the author several months ago and was shocked when she mentioned that the title wasn’t referring to Glynis’ vengeance but that of another bride. I had assumed that Glynis would take her revenge on those that had helped Vlad entrap her and kill her family. Yes, she did still crave this vengeance but there are others out there as well with thoughts of revenge.

This book was tightly written, emotionally exhausting and a great story of love, hate, friendship and, yes, vengeance. Glynis is starting to grow up and learn to deal with the nuances of living in the real world. Not everything is black and white. Each of us have good and evil within us but you have to decide who you want to be.

Adem, a new addition as Glynis’ bodyguard, became one of my favorite characters. I hope we see more of him in the next installment. Laura and Katya – we will see. Not sure they will end well. And, finally, Ignatius really grew on me. I can see what Glynis is so attracted to – his loyalty and love.

5/5 stars. Waiting impatiently for the next in the series.

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