The Unforgiven: The Craveby D.J. Kile
Series: Unholy Trinity Chronicles #1
Published on June 4, 2012 by D.J. Kile
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Southern Belle, Faith Ru'elle is on summer break from college and is working as a tour guide on the Kinder Plantation in Saint Francisville, Louisiana. During the night dreams consume her transporting her back through time to France, 1469 where she lives the part of Damiana Lior the daughter of Vlad Tempes III of Romania, which has been captured and is now a captive of the King of France. There she discovers the wonders that life can behold under the veil of secrecy with the Irish knight sworn to guard her, Hadrian. When awake Faith goes on with life with trials of love with her best friend Mica and a newcomer that has come for more than friendship... her life. Yet there is something about her that stops his primal instincts and makes him fight against all odds, including his creator to find the connection to him that she possesses.
With the spike in vampire stories lately, I’ve become leery of what I read. When I started reading this book, it didn’t hook me. I just couldn’t get into the prologue. The changes between past and present tense, while not hard to follow, didn’t keep my attention. Present tense is hard to pull off and I’ve read a few good novels written in it. For this book, I felt like it was a weak point and more annoying than not.
I did like the characters. Faith was relatable and the cast as a whole was enjoyable to read about. The descriptions of both the setting and characters provided much-needed insight and mental image clarity, something I look for in a story. I also found the tie-in of genres (historical, paranormal, romance, comedy, etc.) to add depth to the story. It balanced out the present-tense for me and made it easier to read.
This is a good book for vampire fans. I didn’t like it as much as some more established series I’ve read but it was a decent story with good characters and good descriptions. I recommend it to paranormal fans looking for a little more than the supernatural.