Friday, December 12, 2008

Daughters Of Darkness by L.J. Smith

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~*~Daughters Of Darkness by L.J. Smith~*~
Originality- 9/10
Characters- 20/20
Remembrance- 10/10
Setting- 20/20
Plot- 20/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend To Read- 10/10
Total- 98/100
Grade- A
Mary-Lynnette, seventeen, loves to watch the stars from her Oregon backyard. Then one day, she thinks she’s witnessed a murder through her telescope. She’s wrong: it’s only three vampire sisters burying their mysteriously-killed aunt. Mary-Lynnette, by the laws of the Night World, must become kin to the sisters or be sentenced to death: a sentence that seems to be sealed when their brother Ash appears. Gorgeous, lazy Ash has never dreamed that he could fall in love with a human, but it seems that Mary-Lynnette doesn’t want him on any terms because of his lurid vampire past. Can a now-repentant Ash convince Mary-Lynnette to let him atone for his former sins and be his soulmate?
If you guys haven't yet, read my review for Secret Vampire where I quoted some of the first few moments they were around each other. I love this pair together. They are absolutely, and insanely, good together. So I hate that Mary-Lynnette won't take him as he is. It makes me angry really, and it also makes it seem like she's so high and mighty. It's funny that she kicks him in the shin and yells at him so much, when he could kill her in a heartbeat if he wanted to. But he doesn't, and it doesn't seem like the thought had even occured to him to retaliate. Ash is the perfect vampire. When I say "perfect vampire" I don't mean someone who pretends that he is human and drinks frickin animal blood. He's lanky, elegant, ruthless, a typical predator. But Mary-Lynnette says that he looks just like a big blond cat. He's no wimp (except to and for Mary-Lynnette whom he affectionately calles in this book: Mare, Mary, Marylin, M'lin, and M.L.). I guess, if you thought about it, these stories are a mystery somewhat. Like in this book they try to figure out who's been killing around, and who killed Ash's aunt.
Moving on the other part of the story. You must be wondering why it's called Daughters of Darkness. It isn't like this whole story is devoted to Mary-Lynnette and Ash. If you read the summary, it'll mention three vampire sisters. They are pretty important, and not only are they each other's sisters, but they are also Ash's sisters. From youngest to oldest is: Jade, Kestral, and Rowan. Don't you love those names? Well, to be a vampire, you have to have a rockin nature name, yeah? *huge but not monumental spoiler alert* I loved Mark, Mary-Lynnette's bro, when he met Jade. My favorite line of his is:
Okay, so she is crazy. I don't care. I think I love her.
And he has reason to say that, because the sisters are very sheltered. They don't even know how to pretend to be human to stop raising suspicion. If they had that talent, then maybe Mare wouldn't have gotten on their case. But I like Mark and Jade together. They aren't super-important but important enough. Jade is sort of stupid, though, too. She puts kittens in a suitcase and expects them all to live. *sigh* Weird chick. I have no problem with Rowan, and Kestral is a tad scary. So is Jeremy. Very much so. But maybe I'm biased. *shrugs**grins* And when you see a character named Quinn in there? Remember him because he'll be back to my site in a jiffy.
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