Aspiring writer Jane Austen knows that respectable young ladies like herself are supposed to shun the Damned—the beautiful, fashionable, exquisitely seductive vampires who are all the rage in Georgian England in 1797. So when an innocent (she believes) flirtation results in her being turned—by an absolute cad of a bloodsucker—she acquiesces to her family’s wishes and departs for Bath to take the waters, the only known cure.
But what she encounters there is completely unexpected: perilous jealousies and further betrayals, a new friendship and a possible love. Yet all that must be put aside when the warring French invade unsuspecting Bath—and the streets run red with good English blood. Suddenly only the staunchly British Damned can defend the nation they love . . . with Jane Austen leading the charge at the battle’s forefront.
I am gonna cry. This book is fantastic! I have just finished and I ran to write this review while the story is fresh on my mind. First of all, I give it 4 stars. Even tho I had none problems with this book whatsoever. I really liked the characters and the way that vampires were implemented (<Is that the right word?!) on Jane Austen's life. I have never read anything by Jane Austen (even tho I want to) and this book made me be fascinated by her (even tho it's not really her).
I liked the romance of this book, it's not that strong but I liked for what it was. I SHIP JANE AND LUKE SO MUCH! There were some interesting cliff hangers (mostly at the end of chapters which made me not sleep because I needed to read the next chapter!).
I really love this cover! It's gorgeous! And it was only $2 dollars?! It's probably because it is not a very famous book but I recommend it! Mainly for people who adore vampire stories as much as I do. If you've read my September TBR post you probably remember that I didn't really want to read this book. I thought that it would be boring (basically because it is during 1797, and during the war). But I really enjoyed reading it and I couldn't stop!
I liked almost all the characters! (Except for the bad guys... And Margaret, I really disliked Margaret). One thing that confused me in this book was that the characters looks weren't very described, so it was hard to imagine them. I still imagine Luke old enough to be Jane's father (I'm trying to change his looks in my mind!) and I just had to imagine how they were.
Luke is adorable, he is my favourite character! I like him so much! George is funny and cute and I'm really surprised that he is the prince of Wales, because seriously! Like Jane said: "You know, I always thought you were fat and stupid." Jane is quite nice, I liked her character. :) And William... I still don't know what to think about William. I kind of hate him but not the way I hate Margaret. I like to hate him. If that makes any sense.
The end was really sad for me. I'm not gonna give any spoilers, but I didn't want that to happen. I was very disappointed even tho that kind of was necessary.
There is a second book called Blood Persuasion, and I want to read it ASAP!