Vampire’s Descent (Willow Harbor #2) by Jennifer Snyder

Sometimes the past comes back with a vengeance…

Claire Meyers knows her twin brother Danny didn’t commit suicide. Determined to prove it, she heads to her hometown of Willow Harbor, South Carolina to learn what really happened. Only what she finds is more than she bargained for.

Mason Danver didn’t ask to become a vampire. He didn’t ask for his soulless marker to seek him out either. All he wants is to help the one girl he’s never allowed himself to have figure out what really happened to her brother.

As the mystery surrounding Claire’s brother’s death begins to unfold Mason learns he’s more connected to Danny’s death than he ever thought possible.

Strange Neighbors. Hidden Desires. Small Town Charm. Welcome to Willow Harbor where everyone has a secret. What’s yours?

Rating: ★

** spoiler alert ** When I started this book I was really excited because the first few pages were really well written and it was a breath of fresh air.

But the more I got into the book, the more it got worse.

I really really wanted to like this series. I was super excited to buy all the books when they first came out, but I may have to bow out after this one. Neither the first or second book was up to par with what I expect from a published piece.

Even though I love Willow Harbour and the whole meeting the other characters from the previous book in this book…which I have to say I was SUPER happy about, there’s a few things that drag this story down.

1. Too much info dumping. I mean people talking in long-winding monologues to just get information on the page is amateurish writing. Most of these speech could’ve been broken up.
2. Descriptions aren’t the writer’s forte. Want to see something, whether it’s a fight-scene or a character? You just can’t with this book. Examples: ‘Aurora flew across the room in a blur’ and ‘in seconds two panthers and three vampires were going at it. …yea, I have no words for the last one. Also, a few times I lost who was talking because we were never told.
4. Too much repetitiveness and unneeded information. Examples: the fact that Aurora and Mason were tethered by blood. I mean, we got the point and then we’re told about it over-and-over again.
5. Some things didn’t make sense. First Example: Why did the guy in the café have blood stored in the back?? I know they’re all supernatural beings, but it felt like such a perfect cop-out for the fact that the MC was looking for blood, and the characters just happen to know that the other one was lying well…just because.
6. Grammar issues. There’s full-stops where there shouldn’t be, commas where there should be hyphens and missing punctuation marks.

So, by the end of the book. A book had my hopes on and what seemed to sound like a good story ended up feeling like a badly made Disney movie with cardboard cut-out characters and laughable action scenes.

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