Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Joyfully Reviewed: Unveiled

Review by : Cassie
Link to full review

Before you decide to pick up Unveiled, make sure you’re not squeamish or sensitive. The book contains violence, gore, BDSM, partner-sharing, and other things that really won’t be your cup of tea. Also, it would be best to read Master of Obsidian first. While this book would make sense on its own, I think it’s more enjoyable if you know the backstory. That said, Unveiled is a truly suspenseful read with much to recommend it. The book picks up where Master of Obsidian left off and further develops the relationship between Jesse and Gideon, making this a worthy sequel. Jesse is really coming into his own in this book, becoming more confident in Gideon’s love and in his own competence. Gideon, despite being capable of violence when necessary, can also be very sweet and tender toward Jesse. I liked the way their relationship included some (pretty heavy) d/s games in the bedroom and respect and equality outside it. Newcomer Emma’s abilities have a very interesting effect on the men and the storyline. Her mix of toughness and vulnerability made her a sympathetic character. The storyline itself is taut and suspenseful. The games Jesse and Gideon must play, and the coldly evil people they must deal with, to catch the killers are chilling. Jamie Craig did a very good job of creating an atmosphere populated with rich people and vampires who play by a different set of rules and have no empathy or morality at all. If you like vampires, mysteries, and dark storylines, pick up Unveiled. The book isn’t for everyone, but fans of this type of book will not be disappointed.

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