Monday, May 14, 2012

Review: Masquerade by Felicity Heaton

Masquerade (Vampires Realm #10) by Felicity Heaton
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart.

Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella.

With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds?
My Thoughts: One thing I love about this series is the individual books are self contained enough to work as stand alones but, for those of us who have been following the series, you still get to see how many of the characters that you've met previously have fared since their stories were told. This is especially true in this book since the Creator Day masquerade has drawn all the bloodlines together in celebration and brought the vampires out in force.

Sophis and Vivek are smokin' hot together. Whether they're fighting each other, fighting their feelings or just flat out fighting, they have great chemistry and appeal. I love to hate the hunters and the lengths they'll go to to try to wipe out the bloodlines. Izabella and Aleksis in particular were great fun to hate. I do find it interesting that they - the hunters - are willing to become an aspect of the things they hate in order to hunt them down. It's an interesting look at their fanaticism and the creepy zeal they live by.

Dark, sometimes decadent, and nicely naughty, Sophis and Vivek's story ends up pulling them into the thick of things despite the fact that they're not part of the ruling elite. With betrayal and dazzling feats of heroics hitting you left and right, you'll be sucked in and captivated in no time.

Books in this series
(series can be read in any order)
1. Prophecy: Child of Light
2. Prophecy: Caelestis and Aurorea
3. Prophecy: Dark Moon Rising
4. Eternity: The Beginning
5. Spellbound
6. Reunion
7. Seventh Circle
8. Winter's Kiss
9. Hunter's Moon
10. Masquerade - Kindle

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Masquerade was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Nicely naughty has awesome alliteration. I'm also trying to find something suggestive in your review, but I'm failing. :(

    1. I like nicely naughty as well.
      And I can't believe I've fallen down on my suggestivity. I feel like I've lost my touch!

    2. Perhaps you need to practice your touch on Tumblr. It might come back.

    3. Heh. I'll go touch the hell out of my Tumblr! RIGHT NOW!

  2. Dark, sometimes decadent, and nicely naughty

    Never has a sentence sold me on a book like that one did :)