Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book Tour: Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth Kolodziej

Summary: Faith is an ordinary girl, with an ordinary job. She is lonely, bored, and depressed with her tedious life. Until one day Trent appears in her life. Right off the bat Trent notices that there is something different about Faith. He tells Collin, his mentor, he wants to take her to be his "offering" to the master vampire. Collin forbids it because he says she will immediately be killed by the master. Faith has a vampire kiss from another powerful vampire. Trent can't help but pursue her because he has to know what is different about this girl. This leads them into an adventure of a lifetime. It will also bring them into a conspiracy more deeply routed into the vampire/werewolf society than every expected.

Review: When I first started reading this book, I was like not another Edward/Belle-esque story about a vampire and a wounded bird.It took me a little bit to get into it, but once I did I loved it. As I got more into the story it actually turned into something quite different than my original first impression. We follow in the heads of Faith, Trent, and sometimes Morgan. I like that I get to see the different aspects of the story by seeing how each character is perceiving the events. It made me understand each character more, than I would have if it was only narrated by Faith. I think it adds more depth into the story. I thought all the characters had pretty good chemistry, and I could see how each one clearly fit into the group dynamics. Faith grew into a strong leader and person through her journeys. This is actually a journey of self discovery for her that is actually quite fun to read about. I like when characters visibly grow in the story to become more than they were in the start of it. There is actually a pretty powerful reason why she feels the way she does at the beginning of the book. This book actually ties a lot into mythology which I found interesting. We get to see interactions between the Gods and the humans, and Gods and the Gods. I thought that added something a little different to the story. I love when mythology is added into a story, because I like reading how different authors weave it in to relate and work with their story. In this book, there are Witches, Vampires, Gods, Salt Whips, Hunters, etc...Now it is time for a character breakdown:

Faith: She is the main character. She starts out as this lonely and depressed woman. That is because a part of her is unwakened, so she is only partially fulfilled. I grew to really like her, and rooted for her. I like how intellectually smart she was, and what a good leader she was because she made smart decisions.

Trent: Trent is a vampire. He didn't quite grow on me that much to be honest. He underestimated Faith quite a bit at times. I liked him enough, but I think I liked ZT more. I am biased because I think werewolves are cooler. :)

Mac: Her best friend and ex boyfriend, who happens to also be her guardian.

ZT: He is a werewolf, Prince of the werewolves actually. Werewolves are always my favorite, so that is probably why I prefer over Trent.

Morgan: She is an old and powerful vampire. Faith's father was in love with her. Morgan is pretty cool. I liked her; she was pretty cool.

I think it is definitely with a read. When I have the time, I am definitely going to read the second one called Werewolf Descent.

FTC: This book was given to me by the author for a honest review.

Rating: out of 5

Author Links:

(1) Vampyre Kisses Links:
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(2) Werewolf Descent Links:
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(2.5) Salvaged Pieces of a Werewolf Lost: A Zou Tai, Prince of the Werewolves, Novella Links:

(3) Witch Devotions Links:
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"Elizabeth J Kolodziej, a young fiction writer originally from Torrance California, is a smart and original thinker who has researched the origins of vampires, werewolves, and witches for many years. She writes her books from the knowledge she has gained while trying to be as original and inspiring as possible. Her books encompass both true folklore facts along with innovative ideas motivated by the great writers around her." -Goodreads


  1. Thank you so much for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed the book. I hope you will review the 2nd book when you get a chance.

    <3's and fangs,
    Liz ^_^

    1. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read it! I will definitely read the second books and review it when I have a chance.