Saturday, January 8, 2022

Review: Fortress of Blood (Mina Murray #2)


Author: L.D. Goffigan
Started reading: November 16th 2021
Finished the book: January 1st 2022
Pages: 258
Genres: Fantasy, Vampires
Published: May 21st 2017
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.89
My score:

Synopsis
Mina and her allies have found the Transylvanian countryside dotted with empty villages and rumors of monsters who wear human skin. As Mina prepares for the final showdown with her fiance's abductors, the last descendants of the supernatural Draculesti family, she discovers her own shocking connection to the hidden world of vampires...

A suspenseful retelling of a classic tale, FORTRESS OF BLOOD is the second book of the Mina Murray series. If you love action-adventure, romance, and mystery, then pick up your copy today.





My thoughts
The first book was quick and easy to read for me and I decided to continue reading this series and finishing it at once. I usually keep a lot of time between books, and I don't know why. I might change that from now on!


Pros
  • Adventure: This book felt, again, like a big adventure. Now that most answers are here, we can just go on an adventure and enjoy the action scenes, plans and the plot. It does make for a fast paced book, when there is a lot of action and a lot of things happening!
  • Different locations: I love that we visit so many different locations throughout Europe. It would have been even better if there was more background information or more details on the scenery of the locations. It does feel like I was traveling, and that's one of the things I'm missing so much during this time we live in.

Cons
  • Didn't pick it up: I felt much less like picking up this book, I can't really tell you why. That's also the main reason I gave it 1 star less than the first book. I did like the fact that beloved characters are returning and that there are some new characters as well.
  • Fast: I do feel like some things in this book were rushed. It all went so fast; a few days of training and you can go into a fight with a thousand year old vampire? After the fight, everything felt a bit rushed too and things were "explained away" too easily for my taste.
  • Change: The big change in relationships in this book was a bit weird to me, because it erases everything that happened before this point.
Overall
I feel like this is a fun, fast paced and easy/quick to read vampire trilogy. It was enjoyable and the fact that the books are under 300 pages also makes that I'll keep reading. I'm currently reading the third book and I easily read 20% in a sitting. I'll be reviewing that book soon!

Thanks for reading!
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