I received this book for free from ImaJinn Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Quinn by D.B. Reynolds
Also in this series: Aden, Raphael, Jabril, Rajmund, Sophia, Duncan, Lucas
Series: Vampires in America #12
Published by ImaJinn Books on April 27, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Source: ImaJinn Books
Vampires in America: The Vampire Wars, Book 12Ireland—a land of magic and fantasy, of fierce warrior kings and fairy mounds . . . and, of course, vampires who’ve been around for nearly as long as those beguiling fey.
Brilliant and ambitious, Quinn Kavanagh was aiming for the top, even before he was turned. But now, as a powerful vampire lord, he’s driven by the demands of his blood, compelled to conquer and destroy, to defeat Ireland’s criminal ruler, and make the territory a better place for all its vampires and humans alike.
Smart and beautiful, Eve Connelly was a graduate student with life’s endless possibilities stretched out before her. She knew nothing of vampires and didn’t care . . . until she watched two of them murder her beloved brother. Now she’s driven, too. But she doesn’t want to help Ireland’s vampires—she just wants to kill them.
Bound together by love and hate, Quinn and Eve will risk everything to bring down the bloody regime of Ireland’s current vampire ruler. But in order to find revenge for Eve and the ultimate power for Quinn, they first have to learn to trust each other. And that might be the most dangerous thing of all . . . .
I have always been a big fan of D.B. Reynolds and most especially her Vampires In America series. I will admit that Quinn was my least favorite books of the series. It was honestly not a story I was expecting from this highly admired author. It was quite disappointing at times which is why I had to rate it a 3 blossom read.
Quinn begins with our heroine, Eve, who lost her brother to some vampires and now she is out for vengeance. She goes out “hunting” at night until she meets Quinn who is charming and sensual and at first she doesn’t realize that he is a vampire. But then she learns the truth and she isn’t sure that she could harm Quinn. But Quinn has a problem, he is to overthrow the evil vampire lord that runs Ireland, and he can’t afford distractions especially in realizing that his mate is a vampire hunter.
I had a few issues with this story. The heroine really really bothered me. I struggled with her character. At first she kills the “bad” vampires but as the story progresses we see her just kill any vampire and I love that the hero set her straight on that score reminding her that her grief was blinding her and she was commiting murder comparing it to a human killing her brother so she would be out killing humans…any human. I really felt that she was stubborn and prideful and a bit foolish at times. I didn’t find much redeemable about her.
The romance between Quinn and Gia was practically non existent, there were hardly any feels and I just couldn’t connect with their romance. I found this SO disappointing, especially since this author in the past has always written the best feels in her books, but I didn’t get any of that in this book.
The one aspect that really kept me interested in the story was the plot and world building. This was the one main redeemable quality that kept me fascinated and kept this rating at 3 instead of lower. I love the way that Reynolds tends to build a story and she did a phenomenal job in writing the susenseful and intrigue aspects of the plot and creating the worldbuilding of the story and the series. I absolutely couldn’t get enough of the setting in Ireland. So COOL!! There are NOT enough books set in Ireland and its such a passionate country.