Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Review of Sarah Daltry's Bitter Fruits

Title: Bitter Fruits
Series: Bitter Fruits #1
Author: Sarah Daltry
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Description from Goodreads.com: "Attending a vampire-themed masquerade party seems like a strange way to spend a night, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. Meeting Alec was just a bonus. Despite their immediate attraction, however, Alec is wary of involving himself with Nora, and when she pushes it, she discovers that Alec has secrets that could destroy them both. Is she willing to risk everything for a man she hardly knows? How far into darkness will he take her?

When Nora attempts to follow, however, things grow more complicated. Someone is hunting her - someone tied to a secret that goes back to the beginning of man. Soon, Nora finds herself drawn to two men, each with his own agenda. Can she save them both     when one is destined to die?"

My Review: Bitter Fruits is one of those novels that I wanted to read again right after I turned the last page. I became invested in the story and wanted to be in the action(if we suspend disbelief for a bit). The story begins with Nora going to a party in a church with a vampire theme. I love vampires and would definitely want to go to this party. Nora meets a strange but absolutely gorgeous guy named Alec. Shortly after meeting him they bump into Caleb and Nora realizes that Alec and Caleb know each other. I really enjoyed the fact that Alec and Caleb are brothers. It made the relationship between the three main characters  more interesting and engaging. Bitter Fruits delves far into the book of Genesis and the Bible. The story of Caine and Abel plays a crucial role in the dynamic of the brothers and their purpose in Nora's time. Bitter Fruits made me think about love and how you cannot control who you love. This came through in all the relationships in the novel from the main to the secondary characters. 

Pro: The new take on "vampires but not really" was refreshing.
Pro: The feud between the brothers is incredibly well fleshed out and developed from the biblical story.
Con: Alec seemed completely unforgiving and a bit jerky.
Pro: There was a love triangle without being obvious or annoying.
Con: There was a love triangle. :)
Pro: The scenes between Nora and Alec. And then Nora and Caleb. ;)
Pro/Con: Nora goes with her feelings which I loved but she completely ignored her guilt which I was unsure about.

My Rating: (5/5) I loved Bitter Fruits and I will definitely be reading this again soon.

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Lovers of Paranormal on Goodreads.com

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