Monday, 2 March 2015

Generation V - M.L.Brennan

Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire. Well, sort of. He’s still mostly human.

But when a new vampire comes into his family’s territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy for wanting to get involved. So it’s up to Fort to take action, with the assistance of Suzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find a way to outsmart the deadly vamp, even if he isn’t quite sure how.

But without having matured into full vampirehood and with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort’s rescue mission might just kill him.… 

My thoughts:
I am wavering between a 3 and a 4, and only cos I really did enjoy it, but what if the second book is even better? Oh well then it will be :) So more a 3.75 or something ;)

I liked Fort, he was so not kick-ass. He let his room mate walk all over him, his girlfriend, his boss. But you know what, I do not always need kick-ass. Would I be able to stand up to everyone all the time? No. So it only made him more human. But as the progresses he doe get better, which I liked. Because sometimes you really do need to stand your ground.

Fort is a vamp, but has not really become one yet. And he likes being "human" as long he can. His family is rich and arrogant and all vampire. While he has a shit job, a room mate who does not pay his rent, and a degree that gives him nothing.

The world was interesting. Vamps, we saw kitsunes (I have always liked those), and humans who know nothing (as I like it).

Conclusion:
There was a bit of action, a hunt, and just good times. I enjoyed the book nad I certainly look forward to book 2. *fingers crossed it will be good too*

Cover
ok

Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Roc
Generation V #1
Urban fantasy
Own


44 comments:

  1. As much as a like a badass, you're exactly right that sometimes it's nice to come across someone who feels more real, even if that someone is actually a vampire:)

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    1. Well, almost vampire ;) The whole thing was very strange, I liked that

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  2. I've read a lot of great reviews for this book. A few complain about Fort but I think he series is probably about his growth so you have to start somewhere…

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I can understand why, but I liked that he was normal. We can't all be kick.-ass at once

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  3. I remember reading a review for this somewhere else. I always enjoy a book with a male narrator. I need to check it out.

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    1. It was my first UF one with a male

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  4. I actually hadn't heard of this one before but I love stories that follow a male characters growth and journey to adulthood (or at least through adolescence). I'm definitely going to pick this one up!

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    1. Well he was 26 when it started so pretty grown up already

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  5. I don't think I've ever read about kitsunes (though I did see one on Teen Wolf and she was badass). I definitely need to pick this one up!

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    1. I read this really good short story once about one, so good, I still remember it 10 years later

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  6. Way to break your rating down into fractions! Sometimes a .5 just doesn't cut it.

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  7. You liked a YA book??? :) I've been curious about this series and it looks like you amped up my want to read it.

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    1. The answer s that it's not YA ;)

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  8. This book is fantastic, but yes the second book is even better! Iron Night is my favorite book of the series so far. You're in for some great reading if you decide to continue with it!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Oh even better!!! I look forward to reading it

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  9. Sometimes we have impossible expectations from the leads just because they donned the cape and became the hero. It's good that you managed to empathize with him. I think even the toughest person has somebody they can't stand up to.

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    1. It did feel true, and I liked it for that :)
      And I want more!

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  10. Fort sounds like a good character, glad you're enjoying this series.

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  11. I am ashamed to say this book has been in my tbr pile forever..you have me digging it out cus you liked it!

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  12. That cover doesn't scream, 'vampire' to me. I like your analogy about how being a kick ass is so overrated sometimes. I feel you. :)

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    1. But then he is not fully vampire yet ;) It's a process

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  13. No cover isn't OK, cover is worst part of an otherwise AWESOME book.

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  14. Hmmm was I the one offering to you? I don't remember... In any case I love this series so I'm glad you liked it. I love Fortitude and Suze! They're so much fun!

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  15. I think I'll give it a go, just because I'm such a sucker for masculine POVs :) Plus, vamps. Who can say no to vamps? Another inspiring review (in the sense that it has just inspired me to reach for a credit card :P )

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    1. Hehe, yes!
      I only ever read male POvs in fantasy so this was one

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  16. I just don't like books with a man as main character anymore. And that cover really does not make me want to touch it.
    But I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  17. This is the first one, right? I liked the new vibe and Fort.

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  18. I liked this one, but liked second book better... I'm sure you are going to like it more too.

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  19. Do what I do...round. So a 4?

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  20. I've heard many enjoying this series. Glad you did too. :) And I have it here, but need to get to it. *sigh* So many books, so little time.

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    1. You have it? Nice :D I do hope you have time for it..one day

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  21. The second book is better! I liked that he started out a doormat, left him room to grow. I'm glad you liked this one.

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