Review: Blood Captain by Justin Somper


Book Information:

Blood Captain by Justin Somper
Little, Brown and Company
Published in 2007
ISBN 9780316020855
569 Pages

Series Information:

Vampirates Book 03


4 out of 5

After being betrayed by the Pirate Academy, Connor returns to the Diablo. However, it is different from before since Captain Wrathe’s horrible teenage nephew, Moonshine, joins the crew. When Connor is faced with a difficult decision, he questions whether or not he truly belongs in the pirate world. While Connor is faced with his decision, Grace, the Captain, Lorcan, and his donor all go on a mission to restore Lorcan’s sight at the Vampirate Sanctuary. At the Vampirate Sanctuary, she feels like she doesn’t belong. Connor and Grace will have to face various obstacles in order to find the place they truly belong, and most important, who can they really trust?

Unlike the first two books, it doesn’t start out with a useless prologue, so it gets better with that standpoint. Though, with my other complaints from the other two books, not so much. :S Though, as you read through this series, the details and descriptions of the events and the characters are get more interesting and very well done, and the plot and action becomes more intriguing as well.

Though, Grace’s know-it all kind of attitude and personality, which the author tries to pass off as wisdom, is kind of annoying at times. Also, she develops more of a whiny, desperate, needy, martyr-like personality. Yes, I still think that way about Grace, and she gets even more needy as the books go now. :( Out of Connor and Grace, Connor is the only one that has developed more as a main character. Also, the author seems to make the male characters’ personality more appealing and interesting than the female characters. :( However, in this book, some of the females have taken a more interesting turn for their personalities. :D

Another problem is that instead of envisioning the future, since it takes place in the year 2512, I keep on just seeing things that revert to the past. The only clue you have of the future is the modern-like objects that pop up every once in a while. Also, unlike the other books, the time period is posted at the beginning of the first chapter. :)

Making vampires into pirates is a very original idea, and this idea keeps you wanting more books in the series. Just read the series since it has start off in a very good way. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:



Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Justin Somper
$New_Bullet Vampirates Series Site
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Tempting Persephone
$New_Bullet Fyrefly’s Book Blog

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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