Having read and loved the first book in the Ultimate Power series, Tegan’s Blood, I was expecting great things from the sequel, and I’m delighted to say Tegan’s Return didn’t disappoint.
After the drama of the first book, Tegan is attempting to live a quiet life in Manchester under her middle name Alexandra. A mundane existence is not to be however with the arrival of the flirtatious vampire slayer Finn. He invites Tegan to return to Tribane and help him find the kidnapped daughter of his governor. This mission means Tegan will have to return to the vampire club Crimson to find Ethan Cristescu, the powerful vampire she fell for two years ago. Ethan is working on the opposite side of Tegan and she’s going to have to betray him in order to complete her mission. On top of this, her father has gone missing and Tegan is trying to track him down, fearful he has been taken for some magical and likely unpleasant reason.
Tegan’s Return is so well written it’s a breeze to finish in one sitting. The last page came much too quickly for me. Cosway is a gifted writer; she reminds me of Marian Keyes in her effortless ability to create vibrant characters that jump from the page yet still are normal enough to relate to, and like Keyes, her writing style is witty and fast-paced.
One of my favourite characters is the goth witch Rita. The curses and insults that fly out of her mouth had me in stitches. Tegan’s sarcasm and dry wit equally had me snorting with laughter, and once again I was pulled in by the sexy charisma of the Romanian vampire Ethan. I was pleased that we got to spend more time with vampire hunter Finn this time around. His constant flirting with Tegan would border on harassment if he was any other man, but we know he’s a good and honourable guy. His huge dog Wolf takes an instant shine to Tegan and acts like a bodyguard while she lives under Finn’s roof.
Magic and mayhem, witches, vampires and dhampirs (human/vampire hybrids) rebound through the pages and I enjoyed every second of Tegan’s journey. Now I’m impatiently waiting for the third book, which as far as I know won’t be out until next year! How am I going to last that long?? *****
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Sounds like a great book! I will add to my TBR list:) Great review:)
It’s a fun read Michelle but make sure you start with the first book, Tegan’s Blood.
Thanks I will:)
I certainly like the front cover!
Nice review. 🙂
Thanks Becky. If you fancy vampires, you’ll love Ethan.
I haven’t read a vampire book in ages, but these sound fun. I’ll go check them both out right now ~ if it ends too soon, how long will we have to wait for a new one? You can’t get me hooked onto a book/character and then leave me hanging! 😉
Book three is due in 2013 Tameri. Make the first 2 last 🙂
Hmmm, I’ll just have to re-read them when the new book comes out. 😉
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There I was, all comfy in my home, reading through various blog posts when I came upon Emma’s book review of Tegan’s Return by L.H. Cosway. I don’t read vampire books. I don’t like first person books. I didn’t read the first book about Tegan, Tegan’s Blood. So why would I care about this review? Well, because I adore Emma and I find her reviews charming and fun. Then I did something crazy. I went to Amazon and downloaded both of the Tegan books. I don’t know why, maybe I was possessed by a preternatural sense that if I didn’t I would immediately be blood sucked until I was nothing more than a simpering mass of goo.
Anyway! I downloaded the darn books. Wouldn’t you know, I found myself sitting around my doctor’s office for several hours on Wednesday so I opened up my Kindle and started reading.
I’m truly, madly, deeply smitten with Ethan and fear for Tegan’s life. Oh, and I’m only halfway through the book.
Go check out Emma’s reviews for both of the Tegan books and then download them for yourself. Even if you aren’t a fan of vampires and you aren’t crazy about first person, you’ll fall in love with Tegan and her sassy wit. At least I hope you do.
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