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Mother of Chaos

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Unfortunately, I found the first book to be super problematic. There were unnecessary explicitly sexual themes while having zero plot in the first book and I cannot continue with the series or support this author.
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This is the  third book in the Princess Dracula series, we meet Ruxandra Dracula, who is your average vampire who only kills criminals, people who are close to death, and evil doers...Ruxandra is living her life under the radar minus what she does at night, but then someone from her past shows up...Not only is her invading her life, and sense of normalness but he brings bad news...The Empress, had decide to raise/summon an angel but not just any angel one who Ruxandra never wants to see again....Enter said trap, magic, and more evilness! Haha I don't want to give away too much, so you definitely have to read the book now. Also check out the other books in the series before you begin this story! *eARC netgalley*
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Not as good as the first book in this series. I was kind of let down by the story line but it's always interesting to see the characters and the storyline pan out.
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I went into book three of this series with very low expectations because of how disappointing book two was. I wish I could say things got better, but that would be a lie. Mother of Chaos is an absolute borefest full of cliches frequently found in this genre that I grew tired of a long time ago. At this point, the only good thing about the Princess Dracula books are the covers. How such a horribly written series was able to have such beautiful covers is an absolute mystery. I will not be continuing this series.
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Mother of Chaos is the third installment in the Princess Dracula series. I hadn't read any of the previous two books before picking this one up. I did feel like there was some backstory I was missing, but it was more of understanding why certain characters felt the way they did towards others as opposed to major events for me, which made me feel like I wasn't too lost. This book is graphic, both in a violent and sexual sense. It's definitely not your young adult, Twilight vampires. Readers should also be aware that the main character, Ruxandra, is bisexual. When readers meet Ruxandra in this book, she seems to be in a state of her immortal life where she's trying to settle down and have a sense of normalcy after some really traumatic events in her life that were covered in the previous book. Unsavory characters from her past rear their ugly heads and interrupt that dream. She gets pulled into the world of magicians and secret police in Moscow and is forced to face her origins via the fallen angel that created her. Her inner Beast still haunts her. Overall, I enjoyed the concept of the story, but had a hard time with the storytelling. I felt like it dragged at times. It was one of those books where you knew big things were going to happen, but it felt like it took too long to get there. Ruxandra herself did not come across to me as a very complex character, so I found her predictable.  I'm still intrigued enough about Elizabeth Bathory playing a role, so I anticipate I will be picking up other books in the series to get that side of the story.
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A quick easy read on the train.  I hadn't read the first 2 books and am not particularly keen to go back to them either.  But the next one in the series looks interesting so I'll likely continue with the series.   There was enough of a summary at the beginning so I wasn't too lost.  Overall a decent saga
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It's been 100 years since Ruxandra left Kade, Elizabeth and Dorotyas saying that she never wanted to see them and would never forgive them.  Since then she has managed to keep the Beast under control and she only kills criminals who prey on others and occasionally those who are about to die.  She is currently posing as a wealthy young when Kade track her down.  He wants her to come to Russia with him because a group of magicians who are his friends are going to summon Ishtar so they can find out who she is and what she wants.  They know that Kade is a vampire but not her.  Ruxandra knows that despite them believing they will be able to contain her and just get the information they want, that she either kill them or turn them all and she is determined to convince them not to attempt to summon her. 

Once they reach Russia they discover all the magicians are missing and it's obvious they were taken by either the church of the officials at the Kremlin.  Kade and Ruxandra begin a dangerous game that involves the empress, the nobles that oppose her and the secret police who have the magicians in their custody where they have been forced to cooperate with the empress to find a way to summon the angel.  Ruxandra tries to convince them not to but she is told that if they don't the empress will have them killed and they believe that they have more of a chance living through the summoning. 

There was more of a twist to this book than the previous two which I enjoyed.  It was another quick read.  This book is for adults, there is graphic violence and sexual content. 

3/5 STARS:  I received a free digital ARC in exchange for a honest, unbiased review.  I sincerely thank the author and/or publisher for providing an ARC through Netgalley,.**
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I was unable to read this book due to download errors, thank you for this opportunity! The book seems to have an original concept which I love and the cover is simply beautiful. I wish tons of success towards the book and the author!
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