Type: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Mundania Press
My Copy: Sent for blog tour
Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my.
Rhiannon thought facing off against a deranged child vampire was the most dangerous task she would ever have to undertake, but she’s about to discover making a deal with a demon is far, far worse. Sent forward into another reality, one in which vampires are now dominating nearly extinct humans, she realizes the sooner she returns to her vampire lover, Disco, the better.
Unfortunately, time changes a lot of things; including those most trusted around her. When she’s faced with a loss and betrayal unlike any she has ever known, her focus shifts from severing the debt between the demon that wants to kill her, to exacting a revenge that will bring forth consequences she never could have fathomed. By reaching out to the darkness lingering within her, she’ll find the strength to push forward despite the circumstances that would see her dead and buried.
After all, when it’s all said and done, all that she has left to lose is her soul.
This was probably my most anticipated book this year. That’s right, I said it. After the HUGE cliffhanger at the end of book one: Dead, Undead or Somewhere Inbetween, I was practically foaming at the mouth to get my hands on this one. The Renfield Syndrome picks up right where the last one left off, with Rhiannon propelled 101 years into the future by a tricky demon bent on screwing with her. What she finds upon arriving is anything but comforting. The world has basically gone to shit and vampires are now running the show. Humans are property, and there is a whole new set of rules.
It’s hard for me to talk about this one without giving all kinds of spoilers away and I really don’t want to do that. There is some additional characters in this one that I loved. Some with furry backsides and some with inner demons. I enjoyed the werewolves immensely even if they were completely hard headed and controlling in their own right. I found it funny that they basically treated humans the same way as vampires, and yet couldn’t see that. Isn’t that the way of the world? One group bent on human rights or whatever, only to be stepping in it themselves.
Without giving too much away, my main man Disco wasn’t in this one nearly as much. I weeped at learning this. However, when he does show up he is such a complete and total ass that I wanted to jump into the book and straight punch him in the face. I was all ticked off. My poor husband, he got an earful of my wrath. He didn’t know who this Disco person was I was telling him about, but he didn’t want to be in his shoes LOL. Paine though, I really felt for him. Being able to see how everyone you love will die, simply by a touch, is a lot to process. Knowing he can’t change events tore him to shreds. He was so vulnerable in this one. Having said that his protective streak for Rhiannon was a mile wide and I do love a protective male. *sigh* YUMMY!
There is an issue between Paine and Rhiannon that I know some people will take issues with. I can’t say what..exactly..(bow chicka wow wow) but this girl didn’t take offense. I took everything in stride and tried to see things through their eyes. Sometimes you need comforting, sometimes you need to the comforting. If you are desperate for affection, desperate for a connection when you are so screwed up in the head over things, you might do or say things you never would. That’s my take on it. You’ll see what I mean when you read it. Are you already on Amazon getting a copy? You should be. 🙂
Rhiannon and her mouth are back full force as well. I think she is probably my most favoritest (it is so a word) heroine ever. She cracks me up throughout the book. Having met JA personally, I can see a lot of her own personality shining through her character. Rhiannon is this total hardass, snarky to the bone and yet there is this underlying tenderness. This need to save the people around her. At times I wanted to high five her and other times I wanted to give her a hug. She hasn’t had an easy life and her trust thresh hold is tenuous at best. I want to rip apart people who messed with that.
The Renfield Syndrome was a great second book to a A.M.A.Z.I.N.G series! Dark, gritty and sexy this urban fantasy easily rates at the top of my list! JA Saare is an incredible author and I simply can’t wait till the next book comes out. I hope she doesn’t make me wait to long. I may have to hide in her bushes and read it over her shoulder through her window as she types. 😉 While this book had a more intense feel then the first, it blended story lines seamlessly and I think you will enjoy it as much as I have!
I give The Renfield Syndrome by JA Saare 4.5 stars!