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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review: Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank

Title: Thirst
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Series: The Energy Vampires #1
Format: Ebook
Release Date: January 17th, 2017
Length: Novel (279 pages)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 2.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Thirst is book one in The Energy Vampires series. I was so excited for this book but it fell a bit short for me. I got really intrigued by the spin on vampires since I hadn't seen one that didn't drink blood that only wanted energy.

We start off meeting our leading lady, Detective Renee Holden who is investigating a strange murder. The victim was killed in daylight and the witness said a vampire did it. Renee isn't one to believe in vampires, so she's trying to turn up any leads possible. That's when she meets a handsome man (Rafe DaSilva) at a supermarket and they decide to have dinner together at an organic restaurant before a snow storm hits.

Rafe DaSilva is an energy vampire that is helping his queen hold a peace summit to get an agreement signed. He hears about the sycophant (evil energy vampire) that killed a human in daylight and decides to glean information from the detective on the case. He doesn't count on the fact that he'd be interested in her and she's one of the few humans that eats organic and takes care of herself so he can actually feed on her energy. They wind up in a sort of relationship and the beans are spilled about vampires when they're attacked.

Thirst is an interesting spin on vampires that I haven't seen before. The whole energy vampire bit was unique and I can appreciate that. They are able to absorb energy by being in the sunlight, or they could feed on clean humans that basically ate organic and didn't do anything bad for their bodies. Another thing I enjoyed was that there were enemies in the mix, it spiced up the story. That being said, I did have a few issues while reading. The main thing being that it felt heavy on the dialogue instead of the characters doing the things. I also had an issue with some of the scenes feeling repetitive. All in all, if you're looking for a vampire book that is different from all the rest, you might enjoy this book.


  1. The book sounded really great initially but after reading your review I think I want to stick to old fashioned vampires who suck blood. lol

    1. I think her writing style wasn't for me. If I remember correctly I've had issues with a book of hers in the past. That being said I think some people won't have that issue :)

  2. Hmmm I like the unique spin here. Reading different types of supernatural creatures are fun and I like it when an author makes those their own. I'm not too sure about the repetitive aspect though and too much dialogue can really slow down the reading. I think I'll hold off on this one. Thank you for the great review!

  3. Too much talking, not enough doing? I'll keep that in mind.

    1. lol I hope that makes sense. Instead of describing what they're doing they're talking it out.

  4. Replies
    1. I wonder if you'd like them more than me *tilts head* find it cheap/free or get from the library in case we have similar taste.

  5. I'm curious about this one with being so different. Thanks for sharing about it.

    1. It really was different and I have to appreciate that :D