Book Review: The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs

The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire
The Dark Heroine #1
Author: Abigail Gibbs
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Released: October 11th 2012
Review Source: Harper Voyager
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Violet Lee is the sole living witness to a horrific pre-dawn mass murder in Trafalgar Square, London.

But before she can alert the authorities, she is taken by the group of murderers, who, to her shock, are vampires. Kidnapped, Violet is forced to live among them, for they've discover she is the daughter of the UK's Secretary of State for Defense… who has been secretly dealing with the vampires for years.

Now a pawn in a game of politics between humans and vampires, Violet begins to doubt her allegiance, especially when she begins to fall for Prince Kaspar, the heir to the throne of the vampire world, as well as his best friend, Fabian. Swept into a complex love triangle, will Violet leave her newfound life, or return to the human world?

When you start Dark Heroine, be prepared to offer it time. Time to be enveloped into a world that is similar to ones that you may have read, however unique enough in its own way that as the reader you look past those details and completely become entranced by a storyline that is different. By characters that you think you may know, however you don't. Violet, with the vibrant, violet eyes, is about to become a part of an event that will change her life forever. With ambitions to begin higher education at a University, never did she imagine that her life would go down a dark path of uncertainties, supernatural elements,terror and passion. Kidnapped by a group of vampires, Violet believes that she will never be able to go back to her world of humans unharmed. Nor did she ever believe that she may fall in love with one.

Caught between the human and vampire world of government and politics, Violet must make a decision that will effect life as she knows it, as the country knows it. The love hate relationship that is created within this novel, flows swiftly through every single page. Abigail Gibbs has created a novel that is complete with all the necessary elements of wonderful writing. The setting is created in way that I can visualize every detail of her capture's estate. Every detail of her character's develop has not gone untouched. Above all, with every page read, I could see with extreme clarity the scenes that she created and the tone that poured from the pages while reading.

I'm a little leery when it comes to vampire novels written by someone other than Stephenie Meyer and J.R. Ward. I tend to shy away, and grab another book of interest. My inner mind continues to hold tightly to their main characters in their novels, not really allowing room for others to join. So when I realized that Dark Heroine was next on my list to read, I did what I always do as a reviewer: add it to my Goodreads account and check out the summary and author. Well I must say, by doing so, caused me to do a little more research on the the author before I even got started reading. I was fascinated by Abigail Gibbs and how her novel started through the use of wattpad, at such a very young age. Being a reader of fan fiction as well, I can't believe that I allowed this book to slip by me. Thankfully, I didn't have to wait for chapter, by chapter updates. I could read Dark Heroine from start to finish. I could read about the lives of Violet and Kaspar with surprises around every single corner.


  1. Thank you for this! Like you, it's hard for me to break away from my Twilight vamps, lol. I also loved "The Immortal Rules" by Julie Kagawa.

    It's nice to have an adult novel in this genre to put in my TBR pile also. I've already scooted on over to Amazon & bought this one. Hopefully you get some sort of credit for that!

    PS - If you haven't already, check out "What Kills Me" by Wynne Channing. It's also a vampire novel, but it's SO good, a lot of fun too! She has a blog as well & is pretty new on the scene. Thanks again!

    1. glad you liked the review. You won't be disappointed. I have not read "What Kills Me." I will have to put that one on my TBR list. Happy Reading!!!


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