Book Review: Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

Gargoyle Addiction by Livia OlteanoO

Synopsis: 

Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.
Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.

Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.

Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.
One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.

If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.

My Review:

I do find the concept of gargoyles in romantic fiction interesting, so I was really curious about this book. And it was a cool concept to have a character, especially a villain, escape from a book. The author’s voice was quite snarky (in a good way) and, through the book,  it felt like you were having a good gossip with a friend.

The front cover is beautiful. Very evocative and sums up the the romantic feel of the book.

From a writer’s perspective, having the main characters with such similar names was a mistake. And I didn’t get on with the first person head hopping, again just my personal preference. There was a harsh number of cliches and overused phrases that could have been easily edited out to make the book tighter. In the author’s defense, these cliches are rampant in romantic literature so it can’t be helped too much. Nature of the beast.

I would say though, as romances go, it was a good one. If you like Gena Showalter then you would probably love this book.

3 out 5 stars.

6527264

About the Author:

Livia lives in Europe where she listens to obscene amounts of music and devours every reading material in sight. When she’s not doing either of the two, she fiddles with anything remotely customizable within reach.

Website: http://www.liviaolteano.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviaOlteano

Blog: http://blog.liviaolteano.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiviaOlteano

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11350038-livia-olteano

be

About these ads

2 comments on “Book Review: Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

  1. Pingback: Today’s blogosphere spamification #BlitzkriegLove , #GargoyleAddiction » Olteano BlogOlteano Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s