Debbie's World of Books
My book reviews, book news & random rants

Book Blog Tour: Dark Stranger by Susan Sizemore

November 19th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Received for a book blog tour from Pocket  Books

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Pocket Books

I give this a 3 out of 5 stars

Description from A twist of fate made Zoe Pappas heir to the Byzant throne. Bound by duty and devotion to keep the Empire safe, Zoe is captured while on a secret diplomatic mission and sent to an underground prisoner-of-war camp. In this strange, shadowy place, residents are governed by fellow inmate General Matthias “Doc” Raven, whose powerful magnetism rouses an urgent desire in Zoe. But the intensity of her attraction is matched by her surprise at discovering that Doc has a secret of his own: he is a vampire.

Zoe’s presence puts everyone in the camp in danger. Doc knows it, and knows too that Zoe’s royal status makes it impossible for her to bond with a vampire. The only way to save her is to help her escape, and lose her forever. But some fires are impossible to quench, even when following your heart is the ultimate taboo….

I have never read any of Susan’s books before so I am not that familiar with her Prime series but I thought this book was just ok.  The story just did not grab me and I think it was because Zoe’s character seemed so wishy washy for someone who was supposed to be the heir to the throne.   Yes, she was not initially first in line but for someone who was trained to be the ultimate diplomat and a strong leader I was surprised how quickly she became dependent on Doc.  Even some of her actions like trying to kill herself didn’t make me feel admiration for her sense of duty to keep herself out of her captors hands but rather a craving for more attention from Doc.  Still after a slow start the story did pick up pace.

Check out the other blog tour stops:

Book Junkie:
Starting Fresh:
Patricia’s Vampire Notes:
Book Soulmates:
A Book Bloggers Diary:
Wendy’s Minding Spot:
My Book Views:
Pick of the Literate:
Temple Library Reviews:
Confessions Of A Romance Book Addict:
The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object:
I Heart Book Gossip:
Revenge of the Book Nerds:
Jeanne’s Ramblings:
Fantasy Freak:
Jens Book Talk:
The Bibliophilic Book Blog:
Parajunkee’s View:
NY Book Café:
Crazy Books & Reviews:
25 Hour Books:
The Book Tree:

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Romance

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.