ARC Review: VAMPIRE'S FAITH by Rebecca Zanetti

June 10, 2018

Vampire's Faith by Rebecca Zanetti
Vampire King Ronan Kayrs wasn’t supposed to survive the savage sacrifice he willingly endured to rid the world of the ultimate evil. He wasn’t supposed to emerge in this time and place, and he sure as hell wasn’t supposed to finally touch the woman who’s haunted his dreams for centuries. Yet here he is, in an era where vampires are hidden, the enemy has grown stronger, and his mate has no idea of the power she holds.

Dr. Faith Cooper is flummoxed by irrefutable proof that not only do vampires exist . . . they’re hot blooded, able to walk in sunlight, and shockingly sexy. Faith has always depended on science, but the restlessness she feels around this predatory male defies reason. Especially when it grows into a hunger only he can satisfy—that is if they can survive the evil hunting them both.

Amazon | Goodreads

My Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m really loving the world this author has created in her latest book of her Dark Protectors series. Between the vamps, demons, hybrids, Cyst and Kurjans, not to mention shifters and witches, I’m in paranormal heaven. In Vampire’s Faith, the history of these characters was entertaining and realistic, giving me insight into them and allowing me to feel like I was really getting to know them. Ronan absolutely made this story for me. He was my kind of hero - intelligent, heroic, protective, considerate, thoughtful, and such a sweetheart. I loved getting his perspective because I got to see not only his humor, but the awesomeness of his heart and his honest intentions towards his mate. As for Faith, I liked her for the most part. She had quite a few characteristics that made me admire her, such as her intellect, loyalty for her sister, compassion, and her determination to help and heal those who need her. However, there were one too many reasons why I couldn’t be her biggest fan and she alone is the reason why this book didn’t get all the stars.

Oh Faith... the many ways you got on my nerves...

⭐⭐⭐ I think there is a marked difference between spunky, fierce and independent heroines and ones that are sullen, immature and illogical. Faith was a respected doctor, which means she not only completed post-secondary education, but she also went through med school, completed her practicals, overcame her residency, and attained her certification/licensing as a medical doctor. That alone leads me to believe that she has not only intelligence, but also some sort of wisdom, if not common sense. So why is it that she could acknowledge how profound Ronan’s strength was, how inept and unprepared she was against his enemies, but consistently felt it necessary to think that she could take care of herself? What gave her this idea? And after it was proven that she indeed wasn’t capable THE FIRST TIME, why did she insist on persisting with this theme? There’s stubborn and then there’s stupid. Unfortunately, the brilliant doctor was the latter.

⭐⭐⭐ For a seemingly smart woman, Faith asked the most asinine questions and pondered the most idiotic thoughts. You know nothing of the immortal world. You didn’t even know it existed until Ronan entered your life. Yet when you ask him a question and he gives you the answer, you still believe you know more than him. He’s lived for more than 1000 years. Has had far more experience dealing with his enemies than you have. Has observed nature for far longer than you have. But you KNOW everything right? Because while he was gone, his enemies that you DID NOT know existed before now, must have evolved right? Let’s broker some peace with the race of people who killed your brothers and are attempting to kill you. Makes sense right? Because they could be good people. GAH!!

⭐⭐⭐ Faith doubted everything that Ronan told her. Despite the fact that his actions showed her, time and time again, how much she meant to him, the lengths he was willing to go to in order to keep her safe, and that his affections were true, he must be a liar. Why else would his enemies tell her so? It couldn’t POSSIBLY be because his enemies realized that she’s a fool and have their own agenda. Nope, let’s not use our brains.

⭐⭐⭐ This woman is constantly surprised at the greatness of Ronan and his brothers. Each time he does something otherworldly, she’s flabbergasted. It’s not like he didn’t spend the majority of the book doing the seemingly impossible. It’s not like she didn’t accept that he was IMMORTAL.

⭐⭐⭐ I get wanting to be treated as an equal by your partner. I’m all for it. However, if my partner is an immortal that can only be killed by complete decapitation, a male who can heal his injuries by sending healing cells to the spot, meaning gunshot wounds, hits by swords, and bomb blasts cannot destroy him as long as his head is still attached, I’m going to accept that my human self is no match. I will accept that there are areas where we can be equals and others that I’ll leave in his capable hands. I WILL NOT argue for equality when it comes to battle. It will take nothing to end my life. This chick kept saying that he couldn’t tell her what to do. I wanted him to take her word for it and leave her fate up to her. Let her stand in the way of a rocket blast or machine gun fire and see how her life fares.

⭐⭐⭐ She constantly gets mad and rebels against Ronan’s orders. He only commands her to keep her safe and she is constantly arguing and putting herself in danger in order to assert her independence when she has shown absolutely NO CAPABILITIES THUS FAR to prove that she can withstand the dangers they are all facing. She would put herself in danger, then rely on Ronan to rescue her, which he would do. She kept making him jeopardize his mission and at times jeopardized the lives of the ones who came before her, his family, who were the ones who were even willing to help her and protect her in the first place. Who does that? Faith does. She was selfish, childish, and irresponsible.

Wow, this review ended up being loooong!! Obviously I’m still a bit upset about Faith. My rant is over (for now). Luckily she wasn’t the end all to be all of this story. There was so much else to like and so many more characters to love. The men who make up The Seven have me entirely too excited to read more about them, but I’m not complaining because I have loved what I’ve read so far. If you love a story rich in friendships, family, love, and plenty of action, with an intricate and compelling plot, then you’ll want to add this series to your to-read list as much as I do.

Release: 06.19.2018 | Genre: Paranormal Romance | Multiple POV - 3rd person | Heat: 3.5 | Standalone - Dark Protectors #8

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment because I absolutely love getting and giving them!