Sunday, 24 August 2014

Mini-Review: Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Title: Lothaire
Series: Immortals After Dark
Author: Kresley Cole

In this thrilling tale of the Immortals After Dark, #1 New York Timesbestselling author Kresley Cole reveals secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals.
All Fear The Enemy Of Old
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
A Deadly Force Dwells Within Her
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.
Centuries Of Cold Indifference Shattered
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?

I just finished the book and know that whatever review I could write won't do it justice. It was spectacular! One thing that I loved, among many others that is, is that KC hasn't changed Lothaire or tried to mellow him or make him seem more... normal. He is as cray-cray as he's ever been and as ruthless, but we do see his charming side[yes, he has one:D] and the very, extremely arrogant one. Every time I read the book it amazes me how KC connects events from even the 1st book, and she doesn't forget events!

That being said I just saved some of the quotes that I thought that were not spoiler-ish :D

Cool new motto :D ‘We can always murder them later, but we can’t bring them back.’

“You defy me, when I’m already on the verge of rage? I could kill you so easily.”
“But you won’t.”
“I might. Though I won’t intend to. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m quite mad.”
In a deadpan tone, she said, “I think you’re just misunderstood.”
Double take from the vampire.[she's so crazy to play with him =))]

“I’m superlative in every way.”[totally agree to that one Lothaire hon]

This might be a little spoilerish though...His shoulder muscles knotted. “What do you remember?”
“Jumbled bits up to a point, then nothing. Anyhow, I’m past it.”
“How could you possibly be?”
“I have something to look forward to.” In a solemn tone, she said, “I’ve decided, Leo, that I’m gonna keep you.”
Though everything within him was in turmoil, he calmly said, “Have you, then?”
“Even if you’ve been the biggest dick imaginable.”
He glowered at that. “Insolent chit.”[they crack me up!]

No one would ever harm the female in his arms, not even himself.[and many people who know me ask themselves why I don't want a boyfriend? If he can't be and think like that I'll make do without one, thank you very much.]

When she drew back, panting for breath, he rasped, “Look at your expression. You’re falling in love with me.”
She could scarcely think, but for some reason she didn’t want him to have that power over her. “I’m not falling in love with you.” I might be falling in love with you.
“Of course you are.”
Guard your heart! “I-I never said that.”
“Ah, but I’m me.”
“Lothaire, are you always so danged chatty during sex? I can make tea. . . .”[I don't think I've read something like this anywhere before! KC is the best!]

“Are you trying to make me feel guilty so you can manipulate me?”
He blinked. “Of course. Now, tell me you love me.”[I know it's wrong and that I'm cray-cray but I find him charming :D]

And with that my quote quest is up...

PS: We see a side of Nix that we've never seen before.
PPS: I can't wait to re-read it, KC's best book!

EDIT: A friend said that Lothaire reminds him of Dante from the manga/game/anime Devil May Cry and after I googled him I sooo agree :D

Lothaire on his New York penthouse balcony?


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