#Book Review: “Road of Darkness” by Zoe Ambler 3/5 Stars

Overview: Addison Jasper is a spoiled girl in the late 1600’s. She grew up with a slave, Neeta, for a nanny that taught her Voodoo. On a secret outing, Addison is captured by a strong man who turns out to be a vampire working for a Voodoo god. The vampire transforms her and gives her soul to the Voodoo god. From then on she spends centuries killing, stealing, and reveling in her new vampire state. Addison travels through history following one war after another, picking off both sides not caring which is which. As time goes on, she starts to feel lonely and wants to spend her life with someone. She eventually finds a Slayer who is willing to change her evil ways but can the two find love?

Opinion: The story in itself, I like the idea of. What I can not get past is the main character has no morals. I have never read a book where I did not sympathize with main character, or thought every bad thing she went through she deserved (which gets pretty bad at one point). More than three times, Addison feeds and kills children because she is hungry. Yes I know vampires feed off of blood, but this is either before or shortly after she has fed on adults. I just…I have issues with the harming of children no reason. I felt no compassion for what Addison was going through because she made it so easy to hate her. During World War II, she took up with a Nazi and the two were perfect for each other in their evil ways. However, their relationship took on a love/hate romance. He would beat her and abuse her, so she would kill his soldiers making him angry and causing her more pain and suffering. She of course loved it and tried to turn him when he is attacked.

In the end she is on the path to redemption but I’m not sure if she will succeed and personally I don’t think she is worthy of redemption. I find the book was like a train wreck, a horrible incident that one cannot turn away from. I wasn’t comfortable with a lot that happened, but I couldn’t stop reading. I had to find out if she was finally killed for her evil deeds, or if she just decided not to live any more.

Recommend: Not sure.

Published by Courtney M. Wendleton

I'm an author with an associate's in psychology. Interested in a lot of different things, and love controversy. The more controversial the better, but that's not all I'm interested in. Can be a bit confusing at times, but that's normal!

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