Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brandi's Review: Dark Passages by Kathryn Leigh Scott

Dark PassagesDark Passages
by Kathryn Leigh Scott 
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Pomegranate Press
ISBN 0938817833
Courtesy of author
Dark Passages is a coming-of-age story encapsulating the romance and innocence of JFK’s Camelot era and the tumultuous "dark passages" of Meg Harrison, a vampire raised by her mother to resist the temptation of human blood. Meg arrives in New York determined not to use her vampiric gifts to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. She joins the cast of the cult hit Dark Passages, only to face her nemesis, a beautiful 300-year-old witch bent on destroying her. Their rivalry leads to a final confrontation as the telekinetic vampire and spell-weaving sorceress engage in a spectacular battle for supremacy. It takes all of Meg’s wit and tenacity to defeat the witch and win the affections of a handsome young mortal with a secret life of his own. In the end, Meg realizes that the powers she always denied within herself are not a curse, but a blessing.

Brandi’s Thoughts:
Dark Passages is a story about a young woman named Meg.
Fresh of the farm in Minnesota young Meg moves to New York city to be an actress. Meg is not your typical young woman. She is a vampire and she can shape shift and walk in the light. Meg was a born vampire like her mother. She has spent her whole life hiding it from everyone around her.

Meg moves to New York to be an actress. Shortly after moving to New York she gets a job as a Bunny at the Playboy Club. Meg's agent helps her get an audition for a new Soap opera called Dark Passages.  So for awhile Meg does double duty and works at the club and on the soap opera.

During this book we are introduced to several interesting people.
Ian who works on the soap opera with Meg. His part is to play a vampire of all things. I loved Ian and would not mind if more time was spent on his character.
Eric who is Meg's one and only love. They were high school sweet hearts. Both Meg and Eric left their small town to peruse their dreams. Eric left an joined  the military. Eric's part in this book was a short one and I was
disappointed by that. I would of liked to have read more about him and Meg.
Camilla who works on the soap opera with Meg, also has a secret. Turns out she's a witch. Camilla knows that Meg is a vampire and has been at war with Meg's family for centuries. Camilla sets out to destroy Meg's life and to hurt the people around her.
The Bunny's. I enjoyed reading about all of them and could see why they all became such great friends.

It took me a few chapters to get into this book. I really didn't know what to expect. But then when it all started to come together, I was hooked. I thought that Kathryn Leigh Scott did a great job with the characters in this story. For a quick read she covered a lot.  It  was almost like I was reading three different stories.

The first story being about Meg the vampire and her vampire ways. Her love story with Eric and it's tragic ending. Her struggle to protect the people from the evil witch Camilla.
The second story being about her great friendships and experience working in the Playboy club.
The third being about her time on Dark Passages.

Overall it was a quick and easy read. I enjoyed it. I will be reading one of her other books The Bunny Years.
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Brandi’s Rating: 3 Wine Glasses-  I only give it three because I feel like she wrote three different stories and tried to put it into one book.

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