Thursday, 17 June 2010
Fast Paced: 5/5
This book was awesome. I don't know why it got so many bad reviews on Amazon, it was just awesome. My second favorite Anne Rice book (I have read four). But before you read this at least read up to Memnoch the Devil, becuase I made the mistake of only reading up to Queen of the Damned and at the beginning this book gave away things that happened in The Tale of the Body Thief and Memnoch the Devil. So just make sure you don't make the same mistake as me, for even though this is not really part of the vampire chronicles it discusses some things in it. But this book was still very enjoyable.
The plot was fantastic. It was about Pandora, the vampire born in Augustan Rome. It tells mostly of her life before she turns into a vampire. It gives you a lot of facts about Rome as you are reading it so you can also learn something. It tells of her love for Marius and of how she had dreams that might suggest she was once a vampire before in a past life. It tells of how Marius watched over the Akasha and Enkil. So if you have read some of the other books you will know what I'm talking about. It is truly great to read of Pandora before she was a vampire.
The description was just great! But the author could of described a little less at some parts.
The characters were brilliant. Pandora was full of depth. They were all very interesting and fun to read about. I was exspecially fond of Flavius, for the short time he was in the story. Anyway the characters were throughly enjoyable.
The story was well developed until after Pandora was made a vampire, after that the story got a little choppy and thin. But it didn't ruin the story, even though the end was choppy it was still enjoyable. But I think the author could of added more stuff at the end to make it better.
The book was very, very fast paced. As I said earlier, this is the fourth Anne Rice book I have read. It took me a week to read Interview with the Vampire. I took me around a month each to read The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned (in my defense I was reading other books at the same time). I read Pandora in a day. So obviously it was much faster then the other books. Actually, this was the fastest I have ever read an adult book. So it was super fast.
The cover is okay. It is pretty, but so much more could of been sone with it. Exspecially since it was such a great book.
I gave it a +1 for being memorable since it is a Anne Rice book and all Anne Rice books are memorable.
This book was a great book in all (face that you one and two star amazon reviewers). I suggest this book to anyone who likes the non-Twilight vampires and Rome.
Posted by Rachel Hunt at 12:14