Sophia by D.B.Reynolds – 3 Stars

Sophia (Vampires in America, #4)

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Book 4 in the Vampires in America Series

I received this book from the publisher for review through Net Galley

While I’m still enjoying this series, on the whole,  I do think I need to take a break before I read book 5 and the two novellas.  I found myself skimming the sex scenes and that my mind would wonder a bit from time to time.  All signs that I need to take a break before I get burned out on the series.  Sometimes this happens when the books in a series seem to follow a formula, not that that is a bad thing, but when you read them back I find it difficult for what I’m reading to keep my attention.

This book is a good addition to the series.  I thought perhaps the author would start going in a new direction, but instead she returned to the West coast and much of the story centers around Cyn and Raphael again.  This time they share the spotlight, fairly evenly, with Sophia and Colin.  The story centers around the violent murder of several of Raphael’s children.  At the same time there is instability in the Canadian territory by the missing of the lord there who is Sophia’s sire.

There was plenty of action, and guns (again a lot more information than I needed about the vamp’s sidearms) and a mystery around a missing person.  That seemed to take the back burner for much of the story as the vamps race to discover who is killing vamps during the day.  We also have a bit of a power struggle between Raphael and Cyn in this story as she continues to assert her independents from Raphael and tries to prove her value despite the fact that she is simply a human and his mate.  Unfortunately this ends up being to her detriment and she pays a very high price.  Of course it works out in the end and we are again left with a cliffhanger that leads us to believe the couple is not quite out of the woods yet.  I was a little disappointed to see that Sophia and Colin’s story is almost an afterthought in the book and is wrapped up swiftly near the end. I’m not sure they were granted their fair allotment of time to share their story.  I hope the author revisits them again because I fear Sophia has a hard road ahead of her.

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