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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review: The Kingmakers

Title: The Kingmakers
Series: Vampire Empire # 3
Genre: Young Adult-Steampunk/Paranormal
Author: Clay Griffith/Susan Griffith
Publisher: PYR
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Book: ARC sent by the publisher

"A war to the death.
Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs.
To even the odds, Adele unleashes the power of her geomancy, a fearsome weapon capable of slaughtering vampires in vast numbers. However, the power she expends threatens her own life even as she questions the morality of such a weapon.
As the war turns ever bloodier and Adele is threatened by betrayal, Gareth faces a terrible choice. Their only hope is a desperate strike against the lord of the vampire clans—Gareth’s brother, Cesare. It is a gamble that could win the war or signal the final days of the Greyfriar.
The Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss."
Vampire Empire is by far, an amazing series. I have followed this series from the first book and love it. I'm, sad to see the story end, but so happy that it's ending well.

The characters of the book have grown and learned so much. It is so cool to see both Gareth and Adele working together. The way the came up with plans so flawlessly, the way they work together, the trusted each other. They were a fabulous team. They both made some very important decisions, that I think well do them good. They thought things out and weren't doing anything rash.

Now, their love for each other is so amazing to see. It's a love that everyone yearns to have and jealous to watch. They are a match made in heaven. Their few stolen moments of peace left me in awe and wanting more.

The plot itself is excellent. Loose ties are tied as well as the final secrets are exposed. The magnificent action sequences leads the reader to full blown adventure right where you are sitting. It's fast, it heart-racing, it's AWESOMENESS! The intimate details of the world building along with flowing emotions, it blows you away.

The Kingmakers is an amazing story! Written beautifully, The Kingmakers raises the bar for all YA books. A complete package of writing, story line with amazing characters, nothing goes wrong in The Kingmakers
If you want a adventure that takes you away, The Kingmakers will rock your world!!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I haven't read the Vampire Empire series at all but I kind of like the sounds of it! I will have to take a look at the first one it sounds like it stands out! Great review!

  2. I haven't read this series yet, but sounds like I must! Wow, 5 stars for the third book, that's awesome. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  3. Ah you liked this one a bit more than I did, but then I still really enjoyed it. I seriously didn't know that it was YA. I was just thinking fantasy. :)


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