Thursday, December 22, 2011

Blog Tour // Review of Indulge by Megan Duncan

Today I've got yet another marvelous blog tour stopping by! Today is my stop for Megan Duncan's Indulge.

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Book: Indulge (Warm Delicacy #2) - Megan Duncan
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Young Adult / Urban Fantasy
Previous Books in Series: Savor (#1)
Buy A Copy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
Available Formats: Ebook
Publication Date: December 16th, 2011
How Did I Get This Book: Book Tour
First Sentence: "It wasn't the sound of Arrick's feet treading heavily against the brittle forest ground, but the sound of his heart thumping madly in his chest that woke me."
Description: Claire's heart is torn between her first vampire love, Dmitry, and the Blood Mate, Arrick, that she is eternally bonded to with a powerfully deep and emotional connection. A vengeful vampire is haunting her steps, after Claire killed their mate. An ancient evil threatens to rip her world apart. With the danger of war looming on the darkening horizon, will Claire find the strength to fight back and protect those she loves? Even if it means embracing the darkness inside her? Is it worth it to become the evil she fears, in order to destroy it?

While I enjoyed Savor, I have to say, I loved Indulge. In Indulge, we are introduced to a new cast of characters, the most memorable being Claire’s real parents. I mean, honestly, it’s about time the poor girl gets to meet dear old mom and dad. I never really formed a connection with Claire’s first set of vampire parents; whose names elude me. Well, obviously they didn’t make a huge impression on me. But, the point I am trying to make is that Claire’s real parents are about a million times better. The reunion scene between the three of them is just amazing. 

And let’s talk about Arrick for a second. Shall we? Yes, we shall. Let me just start off by saying when I finished Savor, I was on the fence about both of Claire’s love interests (Dmitry and Arrick). But now, I am a full fledge, card-carrying member of team Arrick. Dmitry who? 

I also loved seeing Claire stand on her own two feet.  She does a lot of growing up in Indulge and begins to develop more of a spine. After everything that happened to her in Savor, it’s understandable that she wants to become more self-reliant. 

But, would you like to know my favorite part of the book? Oh course you do, that’s why you’re reading this. It was easily Naos. Duncan does such an incredible job creating Claire and Arrick’s home city. The vivid imagery is just amazing; I’ve got such a beautiful image in my head. I can only hope that we spend lots of time there in future books. 

There were moments of the story that read a bit slow for me. I did find myself skimming bits and pieces, but overall, I really loved the story. I don't want to give any plot points away, but the parts I struggled with were about 3/4's of the way through.

In what I have come to learn is true Megan Duncan fashion, Indulge ends with one heck of a plot-twist. I’ve read three of her books now and with every single ending I was left wanting to know more. Indulge is certainly no exception. You’ll definitely be ready for book three ASAP.

Favorite Quotes:
I may be a vampire, but I'm still a girl and creepy crawlers will never be less scary.
Yes, my situation was very dark I decided, so I stopping sipping the wine and drank greedily.
We had enough problems and causing a car accident didn't need to be one of them.
We would be going to war and it was all because of me.
I probably ripped apart my bedroom door but I didn't care, nor did I care; that I was running through the Chateau in my underwear.
No more relaxing around the Chateau or on the beach, no more balls or fancy dresses. Okay, well maybe balls; I did love to dance, but that would have to wait for later. After I kicked some serious evil vampire butt.
I wasn't above bragging. Besides, I was damn proud of myself.

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