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Spring Vampires: Blooms of Blood*

Too Confusing to Enjoy

I am not quite sure what to make of this book. I quite enjoyed the first two books of this series (the Winter portion) and the prequel that went with it. For whatever reason, I’m having a hard time getting into this Spring Vampires arc. Like with the first Spring Vampires book, I felt the world was too confusing to enjoy and understand fully. Again, the numerous odd names of peoples and places (all of which seem to have multiple names) are confusing, especially given that some of these are derived from different cultures or are wholly made up. I don’t like having to keep a notepad off to the side to keep everything and everyone straight when all I want to do is pleasure read.

Much has changed for Eranthe in this book. She was never entirely the fluffy queen that she appeared to be at the start of the previous book. Her time as a prisoner of Hades and a secret that her mother has kept making her far more complex and perhaps more suitable as a soulmate for the vampires. I’m not sure if the author intends to publish any more in the vampires’ arc; if she does it like last time, there will only be two books (this being the last). Since I did enjoy the Winter’s part of this series, I am willing to check out the Summer part of the series to see if it will re-engage me, but if it is as confusing and as strange as I found this arc, I don’t think I’ll be reading any more of this series—even though I enjoyed the start so well.