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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Omegas - The Vanguards: Book One by Annie Nicholas

Blurb:

Only a vampire is man enough to teach werewolves how to fight.

Pretty librarian Sugar wants her life to stay quiet. That’s hard enough when friends and neighbors turn into furry wolves every full moon. But when a hot vampire gets involved, life’s bound to get complicated.

The Omega have always been the pansies of the paranormal. Now Chicago’s top werewolf pack has issued them a life or death challenge. Their only option: hire a vampire warrior to teach them the moves.

Daedalus has been a powerful vampire for ages. Intrigued by the chance to train the geeks of the underworld, he wasn’t bargaining on losing his heart to a human. Can he make the Omegas a success, fit into Sugar’s quiet life, and avoid being ripped to shreds in the process?

Review:

When I first picked up this book to review it, I said, "Great, another vampire book". Mind you, that's not a good thing for me. I'm not into vampires, but I give every book I receive a try.

By the time I was a couple of pages into the story, I couldn't put it down. I mean I was really enjoying this story. The whole plot and all. Truly wonderful. I'm a real root-for-the-underdog kind of gal and this story spoke to me. I liked the world in which vampires and shifters were free to roam without fear of being found out and humans trying to kill them.

I do have an issue in that I wanted to see a bit more interaction and depth in the relationship between Sugar and The Omegas. She'd been best friends with Eric for years, but yet I didn't feel that strong of a connection between them. And the same goes for Daedalus and the Omegas. I wanted to see a bit more of him training them, him showing off his strength and intelligence while preparing them to fight. Of course the romance is between Sugar and Daedalus, but I was just looking for a bit more character development with the Omegas.


I give this story 5 hearts. Reviewed by
Jasmine



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