ARC Review: Blood Veil

Blood Veil by Megan Erickson
Series: Mission #2
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Genres: Paranormal romance
Rating: 🌟 🌟

In the midst of supernatural chaos, worlds and hearts collide.

Celia: Having never known my parents, I’ve always felt like an orphan. All I want is a normal life. But after I’m attacked in my bedroom by one vampire—and rescued by another—it’s about time to give up on “normal” once and for all. Idris, the second in command of the Gregorie vampire clan, has come to my aid, but his motives for saving me are unclear. And what surprises me most is my attraction to his heated gaze….

Idris: Terror. Curiosity. Arousal. These are the natural impulses of a human female, not the spawn of the ruthless Valarian king. Is it possible that Celia is unaware of her bloodline—and the power coursing through her veins? As the daughter of my archenemy, she was supposed to be my ransom. But how quickly the heat of desire changes everything. Now the family Celia has always craved is trying to kill her, and it’s up to me to save her again—when all I really want to do is make her mine.

I went in on this with pretty high expectations. Book 1 in this series got a solid three stars from me, but I was hopeful for this second book since Blood Guard’s plot ended on a high note.

This book follows Celia, an orphan who lives a very ordinary life, and Idris, a vampire. Idris is consumed by revenge and ruled by his emotions because of what his father did to him in book 1. Idris gets the idea to kidnap his enemies’ secret daughter, the Valarian princess named Celia, to get his revenge.

When Celia is unexpectedly attacked by another vampire, Idris finds himself saving her life. After that he decides to keep her as leverage while he negotiates with her father, who she has never met before (duh, she thought she was an orphan). Throughout all of this Celia and Idris find themselves fighting their attraction to each other.

This book just didn’t work for me. Even between all the action I didn’t really care about what happened to these characters. Idris was too obsessed with his revenge plot, Celia was kind of boring. The plot was really predictable, and the romance didn’t manage to keep my attention, it’s the perfect example of insta-love.

I can see readers who loved the first book fall in love with this one, but I think I’m calling it for this series.

**ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

two stars

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