Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Ornament

Title: The Ornament
Author: Tianna Xander
Publisher: Devine Destinies
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-037-2
Genre: {M/F} Sweet, Paranormal
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph 

Kylee has given up on finding a real man who can match the passion she experiences with the vampire of her dreams. Even her closest friend thinks she’s crazy, but Kylee looks forward to dreaming of Gregori. It feels so real, she swears she is communicating with him.  

During a trip to the mall, Kylee is drawn to a mysterious ornament in the window of a strange looking store. She can’t explain why, but she just has to have it. As she makes her way back home however, everything has changed 

Gregori’s existence has been torture ever since he lost his mate. However, just as he decides to take matters into his own hands, she appears to him once more. Now that he has her back, he’s going to make the most of this miracle, just so long as he can protect her from the people wanting everyone and anyone associated with his kind dead. Gregori seems convinced her place is by his side, but can Kylee leave everything behind her for this dark and dangerous world? 

The Ornament is an interesting story about a fiery woman who is pulled into a world of vampires and humans, vying for dominance. Kylee knows she is in love with Gregori, but she can’t understand why. I liked this aspect, plus the idea of it being her destiny to be by Gregori’s side. I liked that she wasn’t about to be controlled or pushed into something she didn’t want to do. She was uncertain of her feelings and what she should do for the best and this endeared me to her. 

The plot had a lot of different ideas that I feel could have been explored further. I was teased with an exciting, atmospheric world and a very intriguing character in Gregori, but ultimately wanted more from this story. I wasn’t convinced enough of the powers of the ornament and how it linked Kylee’s world to Gregori’s. I feel like the author has gazed the surface of a world that has a lot of potential, and I hope there is more to come.

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