Tuesday, May 1, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: "The Darker Side of Me" by S.L. Perrine

A hunter. That is what I am. I am neither alive nor dead. I cannot age. I cannot bleed for very long. I can die by another of my kind, but why would I allow such a thing? Bred to hunt things that walk amongst the humans. Things that terrify and annihilate the most fragile beings in the world. Why? I could not tell you. I only know that is how it must be. More so, because my human-self was killed, but when I woke, this is what I was.

Ravana Moon spends her existence searching for her sire, called the Ancient One. What she finds is an unsuspecting vampire completely enthralled. Her repulsion of him only makes him want her more.
When they have no choice but to team up to find their creator, they find they have more enemies to uncover.

This book is graphic in nature and contains homosexual content. It is book one in the Ravana Moon series.

I received an ARC of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

We're first introduced to Ravana in the anthology Damsels of Distress, and in there we can already tell these things about her world: it's sexy and full of mystery and bloodshed. The full length novel is no exception, as it brings the themes from the short to the forefront, along with a deep backstory for our heroine Ravana.
I love her character, for one thing she's not meek or simply looking for love for the entire book, despite the sexual themes in the storyline. She's searching for the vamp who created her, and along the way finds a companion vampire who will search with her.
The story was fast-paced and not so predictable that I wanted to put it down, nor was it so off point that readers who only read PNR will be turned off. It's a darker take on the genre, with a gritty heroine and intricate plot.
I can't wait to read more of Ravana's story!

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