Dark Experiments by Lana Campbell
Clues to describe this book: Medical Thriller, Vampires, Life Mates, ‘Angel of Death’
Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating.
Review: Dark Experiments is the second book of the Forever and a night series. The great thing about this series is that each book is a stand-alone. I didn’t read any of the other books in the series. The story follows Christian, a vampire doctor, and Tiffany, a human IT girl, who have been best friends for over a decade. Once Tiffany starts working at the clinic, their relationship turns from friends to lovers and they realize their feelings for each other. In the meantime, a mysterious “angel of death” has been poisoning the clinic’s pregnant patients causing them to either miscarry or die and unfortunately Tiffany becomes a victim to this as well. The rest of the story focuses on trying to find out who culprit of all these poisonings is while Christian and Tiffany navigate through their intense and complicated relationship.
One refreshing take I love about this book is the perception of vampires. Usually vampires are seen in a negative way, but in this novel, it’s wonderful to see their human side too. They bear children as well, have life mate partners, and the blood bonding between mates is very emotional and intimate. The characters are well-developed and unique; however, I wasn’t too fond of the main characters’ personalities. The author’s writing style and pace of the story make it an easy and satisfying read. However, the book could improve on the editing which gets in the way of not being able to be fully engrossed in the story. There are also a few parts of the story that could have been edited down due to unnecessary repetition and excessive dialogue. I also felt that the religious talks could have been omitted from the book as it didn’t serve a true purpose.
I typically don’t read paranormal/vampire novels, but I do I have to admit that this was definitely worth picking. I would recommend this if you are looking for a novel with elements of vampires, romance, and a bit of mystery.