I generally abhor Vampire fiction but Rising Tide tempted me with what sounded like a distinctly different approach on the genre. I wasn’t disappointed. Claudette Melanson’s portrayal of Maura’s changes is refreshing and well written. While the reader can easily interpret what Maura’s physical changes imply, I thought the character’s reaction was accurate. There are several deviations from the canon regarding vampires but I believe they’ll be acceptable to fans of the genre when one keeps in mind that Maura is in a state of transition. The romance between Maura and Ron is the perfect balance between sweet and realistic. This book does end on a cliff-hanger, but its mitigated by a sneak peek at the first chapter of the second book in this series. Rising Tide is a must read for Vampire fans.
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