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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book Review: Release by Nicole Hadaway

Genre: Adult Fiction (Paranormal/Historical Fiction)
Date Published: January 4, 2013
Publisher: Visionary Press Cooperative

The Blurb:
“The ends justify the means”...

For vampire Miranda Dandridge, using her supernatural abilities to rescue children from impossible circumstances is her means to be a part of the human world that she loves so much, despite the atrocities of WWII.

For doctor Ben Gongliewski, saving his fellow Jews from the horrific death camps is an end for which he risks his own life every day, hiding his Jewish heritage while feigning loyalty the SS.

Neither Miranda nor Ben expects to find love in World War II Europe, but that is exactly what happens as they work for the Resistance. When the war draws to a close, it seems like the vampire and the doctor are free to start a future together. But just how far the Nazis will go to further their own evil ends?

Desperate times make for ruthless men as loves and lives are threatened, but, Miranda and Ben know that their world cannot go to hell, not by any means…

My Review:
Release by Nicole Hadaway was a unique story with vampires, werewolves, and demons during WWII. I liked that these creatures were trying to make a difference in the human world. However I didn't always understand them. On one hand they are rescuing people, while on the other they still fed off of and toy with humans. In the case of the vampire, Miranda, I thought maybe she had no choice, but you find out later she doesn't have to kill when she feeds. Then I thought "Well maybe she just kills the bad guys." Nope, she kills innocents too. She sees herself as a creature that's just higher up on the food chain than humans, so she has no problem feeding off of them and killing them. So, I don't really get why she wanted to rescue people to begin with. It seems pretty contradictory to me. You are given many points of view through the story. This was distracting at times, as I wouldn't always know right away whose perspective I was reading. I never really felt connected with any the characters. I enjoyed, Cray, Miranda's brother the most. He seemed the most realistic to me. Ben, Miranda's love interest, didn't strike me as the most intelligent of folks, and he did and said some things that really lacked over all common sense. So, I was frustrated with him throughout a good portion of the book. He was the only character who seemed to have purpose though. You knew why he was there and what he was fighting for. The premise behind this story is truly unique. I loved the setting and the idea of Jews being rescued from Hitler. There were tidbits of history thrown in throughout the story that were very interesting, and make me want to research the Holocaust a little bit to see if they are true or fictional. The author paints the setting very nicely. It's easy to visualize the events as they take place.

I had high hopes for this story. Unfortunately, when it was all said and done, this one just wasn't for me.

Release by Nicole Hadaway was provided to me by the Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own. 

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About the Author:
As a lawyer, Nicole Hadaway knows all about bloodsuckers and deals with the devil.  She currently lives in Texas where she pens such tales involving the supernatural, featuring her heroine, the vampire Miranda Dandridge.

To learn more about Nicole Hadaway and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads.

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