Reviewed By: Blaire Daniels
Release Date: 10/01/2012
ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
A DEADLY FORCE DWELLS WITHIN HER
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.
CENTURIES OF COLD INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?
Review: I was so excited about this book that I actually put off reading it so I didn't finish it too quickly. Alas, I saw the error of my ways and finally read the damn book and oh boy-oh boy, thank god I did! Sexy, violent, violently sexy, action-packed, with some dark sensual twists- this book had it all and then some! Although Lothaire isn't my favourite book out of all the IAD Books (Demon from the dark will always hold that place in my heart- very, very sexy Malkom more particularly) but there are several reasons why this book was amazing and why Kresley Cole is one of my favourite authors of all time!
Ellie was definitely a bad-ass heroine. Some of the things she does in this book (NO SPOILERS) is absolutely-fricking-amazing! She made me laugh, cry, be astounded by her sheer will-power and strength and she didn't just match Lothaire, she brought him to heel. I have always wondered who would be able to capture and conquer the heart of the ultimate bad-boy Lothaire and Ellie is a great edition to the Heroine hall-of-fame. Lothaire as the hero of the book was everything I thought he would be: uncompromising, an overbearing overlord, smug, destructive, sexy-as-hell, sinful, basically more of a bastard (sorry for the language) more than anything else. And I loved the fact that although Ellie brought out the sweeter side of him, the beast still remained a beast at the end but just with better manners.
Is it me or is every IAD relationship violent, mental and closely resembles a death-con match? Because man-oh-man, this book was filled with a lot of bloody violence- and I loved every second of it. Is that sick of me? That I actually enjoyed all the blade-wielding scenes. *Mentally shrugs* Oh well.
In terms of the plot, besides the whole Lothaire and Ellie relationship, we didn't get as much as what was happening with everyone else and the ascension as we usually do. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I felt at parts that this book was gearing-up for the bigger event that is going to happen in the next book- and the major tease at the end of Lothaire definitely confirmed that!
Overall, Kresley Cole as usually did an amazing job of creating one crazy-ass, sexy book to read. Did I forget to mention the X-rated sex scenes in this book?! Oh-my-god, some of it was definitely erotica level! Why do I have to wait so long for the next book?
Rating: 5/5 Hearts