Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Sunrise at Sunset by Jaz Primo

I would just like to start by saying, I feel so lucky to be picked by these great authors to write reviews on their books. My reviews are based on my opinion and my opinion only. Do not let my opinion keep you from reading any book. The best way to know if you like a book is to read it for yourself. With that said let's get on with the review.

About the book: We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities. My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither pride nor ego. I am simply nature's most dangerous predator. On occasion, it's a very valuable quality. It helped me protect Caleb Taylor one day when he was very young. But that single, traumatic day is behind him now; wiped from his memory, or so I hope. Caleb has finally matured into a rather striking young man, and believe me, I like what I see. I'll readily admit that there are issues for us to confront and overcome, though a sense of mutual commitment isn't one of them. I'm feeling hopeful for our future together, in fact. But an adversary from my past has returned to haunt me, and she's trying to get back at me through Caleb. That was her first...and last...mistake. I'll protect my Caleb at all costs, and I'll make her regret the day she was born. So, I suppose that I'm not just a vampire. I'm about to become someone's worst nightmare!

If you are a big Twilight fan, you will love this book! This book is not a rip-off of Twilight by no means, but if you have read it as many times as I have you will see the similarities.

The two main characters Katrina and Caleb are very well described. You get drawled right into their lives. One of the interesting things about this book is the power switch of the characters. Unlike Twilight where Edward is the strong protective one and Bella is the weak human in need of protection. In Sunrise at Sunset the woman, Katrina is the strong Alpha in the relationship. At first this was hard for me to get use to but after a while it didn't bother me that much. It was just hard to imagine a woman carrying a full size man around lol.
And just like Twilight the story line gets off to a slow start, with the characters getting to know one another. Then Caleb finds out, this beautiful woman he is starting to fall for is a vampire. It takes Caleb a little while to get use to this idea. Just like it would any of us if we realize, we were dating a vampire.
It is over half way through the book before it starts to pick up speed. But when it finally does pick up the pace it is a wild ride! So like every story there has to be a conflict. This is the point in the storyline when other vampires are brought into the mix. Two of Katrina's closes vampire friends Alton and spunky Paige are introduced to the story. I am more drawn to Paige than Katrina in part of the story. I just love her spunky party girl spirit! The story draws to an end with a surprising twist I didn't see coming.
All in all this is a good read. I will be reading the rest of the series to see what Jaz has in store for our characters Katrina and Caleb. So keep your eyes peeled for the review of the next book in the series A Bloody London Sunset. Thanks for taking the time to read my review :)


  1. Great review Dawn. I read certain books of Twilight more than one, I just couldn't feel it as much one's Jacob lost interest in Bella and went for her baby _ that took it too far for me and I loved Jacob more than Edward in the beginning so I was sooooo sad to kinda see him fade into the background. I'm going on and on. This sounds very promising thank you, I'll give it a bash too. Hey, thatnks for coming by my blog and leaving that lovely comment.

  2. This sounsd like a very honest review and the book sounds interesting. I read the Twilight series and the way you described this book I can see ways that they are similar and different. Great job!

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  3. Thanks Jess glad you liked my review you should be sure to put Sunrise at Sunset on your to read list :)