Monday, 11 January 2016

REVIEW: Alasdair (Masters Among Monsters, Book 1) by Ella Frank

I realized I haven't posted my review for this book here, and seeing that I'll be reviewing the 2nd book, Isadora, tomorrow for a blog tour, what better time than now to post this...


Bestowed with eternal life by the Ancient Vasilios, Alasdair Kyriakous is one of the most feared and ruthless vampires in existence. His name carries weight across all of the seven continents.
But he is a mystery to his kind, an anomaly among the self-indulgent. While he enjoys the pleasures of the flesh, he is exceptionally particular in his choice of partners and prides himself on his ironclad self-control.
Yet with one look his control will become a thing of the past, and Alasdair will discover that eternal life doesn’t always last forever… 
Thrust into a world he could never have imagined, Leo Chapel awakens in his worst nightmare. Taken hostage by the dangerously mesmerizing vampire, Alasdair, Leo must rely on his intelligence to escape before he reveals a secret he isn’t even aware he’s hiding. 
Unaware that they’ve been brought together by an outside force and are little more than pawns to a higher power, Alasdair and Leo spend time trying to uncover the other’s secrets, the attraction between them growing stronger all the while.
But enemies are watching and preparing to act against them. When decisions that will alter lives and destinies have to be made—can a dead, grey heart learn to beat again?


(Originally posted on Goodreads)

For someone who doesn't typically read PNR, I quite enjoyed this one. For a sometimes m/m reader, it was hot enough, I suppose. On one hand, there were elements that could've pushed my limits but I felt I was spared details. On the other, I actually wished there were more:p, go figure. Nonetheless, it's all good.

Since it's the beginning of a series, it's obviously not done yet. It ends on a bit of a cliffie, not so bad that you say to yourself, "Wut???". More like, "Hmmm...". Also, bec this is just the beginning, there are unanswered questions as the world-building just started.

While I haven't read a lot of Anne Rice, her books were the first to come to mind when I was reading this with all that master/slave talk and it did have vampires. And just add some Greek mythology to it.

Alasdair and Leo have a very interesting dynamics. I'm quite reeled in to see how that dynamics will grow in time. Alasdair has all the marks of an alpha H. And Leo has the right temperament to complement him. I'm curious to see how everything will play out with the rest of the series.

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