I was lucky enough to receive an arc of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.
Crimson Bite is an instant top three of 2018 for me, which I was not expecting. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read books by both authors, and loved them, so I thought I would enjoy the book. But, I did not realise how much I would adore it. Usually, however, novels about vampires or witches don’t really interest me because a lot of them seem to be overly similar.
THIS BOOK, THOUGH! There were so many things I loved! I want to, first of all, make sure I get one thing out the way. I hated the mother in this book. Like, properly despised her. I don’t think I have ever reacted so strongly, so negatively to a character before in my life. She is just an awful, for lack of a better word, person. Vile. Vicious. Hate her. Whiny and annoying.
What I enjoyed the most out of this book was the friendship between Savi and George, how it works when you are incredibly close with someone, but scared they’ll judge you. How keeping secrets work. Everything about the friendship was so authentic. Although they are furious at each other for portions of this book, they still love each other and want to help, and put themselves in danger.
Sometimes I read books where the world building is lacking in every way. Crimson Bite was different, and you can tell Ben and Danielle put a lot of effort into making sure everything made sense. Despite this, the world-building is seamlessly weaved into the story. I was really interested in the history and the treaty.
I instantly related to George. I took a little longer to get behind Savi, but when I did, I loved her. I can’t really pinpoint what exactly I disliked about Savi. It doesn’t matter, though: my dislike for her only lasted the first few chapters.
I really can’t recommend this book highly enough. Buy it. Read it. Recommend it to others. Buy the book again. Read it again.