Title: The Queen of Swords
Author: Nina Mason
Published: 2014 by Vamptasy Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
*****This Review Contains Major Spoilers*****
Graham and Cat are star-crossed lovers. Graham is a vampire and Cat has been his mate three times; all with different bodies. The problem is that someone keeps killing her. This third time that Graham has found Cat, he’s sure that he’s going to protect her by not allowing a relationship between them. But Cat is a witch and feels the pull towards Graham. She spells Graham to keep him with her and get more answers…but will she ever let him go to protect her own life?
Overall I liked the book. I stayed up late a few times just because I had to see what was going to happen. Some of the feel of the book reminded me of Diana Gabaldon, who I love, so that’s a compliment. I had no problem envisioning the world that Nina Mason created.
There were a few things that I didn’t like. Graham and Cat have a few disagreements (as does any couple.) But two specific times I just felt like Cat got over it way too quickly. Now, I don’t like to hold a grudge, and I don’t want Cat to either. One instance is on their wedding day when Graham is kind of a jerk. Like seriously, I would be so pissed if my husband acted like him. Granted my husband isn’t a centuries old vampire, but still. I get that Graham is emotional from all that just happened to him, but I just didn’t like the book to end on that note.
I wish there were a little less memories and a little more ‘in the now’ as well. I just felt like the book slowed down when the characters were recalling things and that the story went so much faster when the characters were in the present.
Other than that, I really did enjoy the book and I think that Nina Mason did awesome on her debut novel.
My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*****