Review: Black Heart by Justin Somper

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Book Information:

Black Heart by Justin Somper
Little, Brown and Company
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780316020879
504 Pages

Series Information:

Vampirates Book 04

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

There are now two rogue Vampirate ships roaming the oceans, and they are both leaving a trail of destruction in their path. When one of the two rogue Vampirate ships kills and drains a high-profile pirate, the Pirate Federation is left with little choice but to destroy all Vampirates. In order to keep peace and harmony on both land and seas, they assign the mission of hunting Vampirates to newly appointed Captain Cheng Li and her crew. While Connor is placed in danger, Grace is enjoying what little time she has with her weak mother, Sally. Weakening with each passing day, Sally must reveal to Connor and Grace the truth behind their birth. How will Connor and Grace react to the shocking truth behind their true parentage?

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. Oh, and this book is much more interesting than the first three books in this series. :D

Though, some things haven’t changed that much with Grace. She still has the know-it-all attitude and personality, which doesn’t really count as “wisdom”, and it annoys me very much. xD Also, she still is developing the whiny, desperate, needy, martyr-like personality. However, it is a little less annoying than before since the book changes the point-of-view so much that you don’t have to put up with her that often. Connor and the other characters seem to have developed more, and I like how they how they seem to fight against whatever destiny the author is trying to have for them, unlike Grace.

Another problem is that instead of envisioning the future, since it takes place in the year 2512, I kind 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:

None.

Re-Reading:

Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

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Review: Blood Captain by Justin Somper

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Book Information:

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

Series Information:

Vampirates Book 03

Review/Rating:

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:

None.

Re-Reading:

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

Review: Tide of Terror by Justin Somper

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Book Information:

Tide of Terror by Justin Somper
Little, Brown and Company
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780316013741
459 Pages

Series Information:

Vampirates Book 02

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

After being rescued from the Vampirate ship, Grace and Connor are living a pirate’s life aboard the Diablo. The only problem now is that there is a traitor aboard the ship, and not only that, enemy pirates are threatening to storm the ship and teach Captain Molucco Wrathe a lesson for his lawbreaking ways. This “lesson” leads Grace to intervene and try to convince Connor to learn more about being a pirate, without risking his life, at the Pirate Academy. Though, will Connor stay at the school or return back to the Diablo, and will Grace be forced to forget about the Vampirates forever?

When you start off, it includes a prologue, which will be mention later on in the series and/or book — so it really isn’t needed and just wastes reading time. :S

However, despite the slow start with the useless prologue — the detail and descriptions of events and the characters in this book are more interesting and very well done than the first. Also, the plot and action in this book is a little bit more interesting than the first book in the series.

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. 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. :(

Another problem is that instead of envisioning the future, since it takes place in the year 2512, I kind 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.

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:

None.

Re-Reading:

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

Review: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper

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Book Information:

Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
Little, Brown and Company
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780316013734
330 Pages

Series Information:

Vampirates Book 01

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

When twins Connor and Grace were kids, their father sang to them the Vampirates shanty, but they never dreamed that the shanty was true. After the two are shipwrecked and separated from each other, Connor is taken aboard a pirate ship, and Grace is taken aboard the mysterious Vampirate ship. What kind of dangers with the twins come across? Which one of the twins is more in danger, Connor with the sword fighting? Or, Grace being aboard a Vampirate ship?

When you start off, it includes a prologue, which will be mention later on in the series and/or book — so it really isn’t needed and just wastes reading time. :S

However, despite the slow start with the useless prologue — the detail and descriptions of events and the characters in this book are very well done. Though, Grace’s know-it all kind of attitude and personality, which the author is tried to be passed off as wisdom, is kind of annoying at times. 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. :(

Another problem is that instead of envisioning the future, since it takes place in the year 2512, I kind 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.

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:

None.

Re-Reading:

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