Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dark Carousel (Dark #30) by Christine Feehan

Dark Carousel (Dark #30)

Dark Carousel (Dark #30) by

In the new Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a woman falls prey to the seductive allure of the past—and a vampire warrior’s intoxicating embrace...

The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn’t know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait—to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte’s brother and mentor.

Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he’s also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike...
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} eARC, 432 pages. Published August 2nd 2016 by Berkley. Source: eARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 3/5 - I liked it!


I'm a big fan of Christine Feehan - I'm working my way through all her series - and while I liked her latest installment in the Dark series, I didn't love it.

What I liked:

Charlotte. She's strong, loyal, determined, courageous. She's got a huge heart, she welcomes all these children into her heart, and will do anything for them.

Tariq. I love the way he loves the children he's taken into his care, how he looks out for the people under his protection, his determination to defeat the vampires.

The friendship between Charlotte and Genevieve, the children, seeing the other Carpathian hunters, and the action of the Carpathians versus the vampires.

What I didn't like:

Right from the beginning I felt like I had missed something, that there were a lot of characters and situations that I should have already known about.

The instalove to instasex. While instalove is a big component of the Carpathian mythology usually there is more development in their relationship before they end up in bed together.

All in all, I enjoyed Dark Carousel and was really intrigued with the secondary characters and hope to see their own stories play out in future installments.

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