Aug 15, 2015

*Review* Starry Knight (The Knights of Avalon #1) by Nina Mason

Can these star-crossed lovers bridge two worlds?
British aristocrat Vanessa Bentley has beauty, fame, and fortune, but she gets no respect for her decision to become a paranormal investigator. Determined to prove the naysayers wrong, Vanessa ventures to the misty moors of Caithness, Scotland. There stands the immense Castle Barrogill, where a vampire is rumored to be stalking the dungeons—a vampire Vanessa is determined to find. She’ll just have to get past the resident shape-shifter…
Callum Lyon is the gorgeous reclusive astrologer and faery knight who guards the castle. For free-spirited Vanessa, seducing him proves to be easy. After all, he was once a breeding drone to a Queen. But astrologically, their differences are harder to overcome. Will Vanessa’s mission—and Callum’s secrets—be more than their burgeoning love can take? Or will flesh—and blood—win over the ghosts that haunt them both?

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Mysterious astrologer Callum has always kept his secrets close to the vest, after all being an ageless vampire isn't something one touts. But when tabloid favorite Lady Vanessa comes looking for the vampire of Castle Barrogill will Callum turn her away or bring her into his dangerous but seductive world.
What I Loved: Callum's back story is fascinating and I loved how his concept of love and relationships slowly evolved from dominant male to loving partner over his centuries of existence. For him to meet his match in such a modern day free spirit like Vanessa felt humorous but right.

What I Didn't Love: Starry Knight has a lot of complicated mythology and astrological details. If you're not familiar with the information beforehand it may get a little confusing. There is also one section of the story where the leads both pick a course of inaction that left me frustrated.
Favorite Quotes:
"Heavenly bodies were mysterious, beautiful, and unfathomable - not unlike womankind."
"She was air, he fire, and right now, she wanted his light and heat, wanted him to consume her in a crackling blaze."
"Frankly, I'd rather do time in somebody else's prison than one I'd myself."
Starry Knight (The Knights of Avalon #1) is an interesting historical/paranormal romance that is worth checking out. If there's a follow-up story I will definitely come back to see what happens next.
Happy reading.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring Starry Knight on your blog today. So glad you liked the book.


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