Alonso Munich is Now Dead by S. Gates

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

two-half-stars

I want to say thank you to NetGalley and  Less Than Three Press for giving me the chances to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

First off this cover is gorgeous and the first thing that attracted my eye to the book!

Ummmm I’m not really sure what to say about this but I was not a fan of this book.
I use to be a big fan of vampirism, especially within books however that did not make me a fan of the Twilight Series I feel like I need to declare that. After reading this book I would rather read all of the Twilight series than this. There wasn’t anything wrong with the literary techniques of the book it’s just the characters weren’t fully developed for the time of audiences that might be attracted to this book. I feel that even a short book should be written with as much depth as an author can managed. I feel when you read a book you should be trying your hardest not read the last chapter. Reading the last chapter of a book should leave the reader feeling overjoyed that the suffering of their favorite character is over but also sadden by the fact that their journey is over between them, at least unless they want to re-read the series again. I feel like this is the reason why this book was lacking for me. A book should be an escape, this book was more of a mental prodding of why this wasn’t given more detail.

Alonso is not very curious, nor does the have any interesting factors despite the fact that he’s the main character. He literally woke up one day and realize he was a vampire, did I mention that he happen to suffer a major memory lost!  I mean 5 years of memories washed away! He doesn’t have any realistic reaction to this situation, not even questioning the people that  are helping as he transitions to his new vampire life.

If I suddenly turned into a vampire I would be asking tons of questions. Thinking back on it I think Simon asked more questions about how and why he turned into a vampire in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument series even though him turning was a small plot line that plot line that helped support the rising conflict of the situation pertaining to the main character. What makes it worse Simon turning into a vampire in the mist of a war in the Mortal Instruments is more interesting than this book which entire focus is on vampirism and sex.

There are many things about this book that I’m confused about. I’m not even sure if I can articulate what exactly I’m confused about  . . .I’m just confused. I feel that if you want to read a book that focus on just sex of bisexual nature than this is you’re book. For me I wanted a story, character development and relationship and an explanation of why this is happening to these characters instead I just got a lot of confusion. I gave this book 2.5, after reading it the book is really a solid 2 but I feel that for the concept was at least a half a point worthy. This is only the first book I’ve read from this author. I feel that it just wasn’t my cup of tea and left me with more questions during the reading journey than answers.

 

About S. Gates

S. Gates was born in March, 1985, and has been fascinated with words practically ever since. Currently, they live and work in the wilds of suburban Atlanta with a couple of cats and a roommate. Interests include speculative fiction, horror, and merfolk.

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