Mozart's Blood wasn't as bad as I expected
Click here to buy Mozart's Blood by Louise Marley
by: Louise Marley.
2010; 400 pages,
I didn't expect to like Mozart's Blood. I am getting a bit tired of all the vampire stuff coming out now. But, when I saw that it was free for Kindle readers, I thought I might as well check it out. After all, I like Mozart.
I was very pleasantly surprised. The book was good. Really good. I was kind of expecting something along the lines of Twilight meets Trashy Romance Novel meets Brilliant Composer.
But, what I got instead was actually pretty good.
This is one book to definitely NOT judge by the cover.
Seriously, Marley approved this cover? Yikes. Maybe she wants to write trashy romance...
The story spans 400 years. And, the transitions are pretty seamlessly done. I was pretty impressed.
I really liked the idea that when someone becomes a vampire, they have to carry around with them all the memories of those whose blood they share.
This was the downfall of Mozart, but his young soprano, Theresa, learned to handle the memories, and continues singing opera 400 years later, and across the globe.
Teresa's partner, Ugo, is a warewolf, and the two protect each other (so the book claims, it seems to me like Ugo protects Teresa a lot more than she protects him).
The only disappointing bit was that I thought the end was rushed. It didn't seem quite as developed as the rest of the novel. I would have liked a bit more solidity to the ending. But, I would still read Mozart's Blood again. And that's saying something.