Review: Dinner With a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs

Dinner With a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs

Published: October 11, 2012
Publisher: Harper Voyager

Series: The Dark Heroine #1

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

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Rating: 4.0


One moment can change your life forever...

For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no matter how hard Violet tries.

Yet all the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.

Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds – but it’s a passion that comes at a price.

My Review: 

I received this book from LibraryThing Early Reviewers in exchange for an honest review. 

London...and Violet just had to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time. She just innocently(with her sexy little black dress) was waiting for her friend in the middle of the night....and she just had to witness a blood bath...thirty man being slaughtered right in front of her, with unbelievable inhuman  force. She thought she can get away..but she just had to whisper "Jerk", and to her surprise he heard her. Kaspar, a gorgeous(of course) kidnapper. Vampire. He took her away from her family and everything she knew. She has a choice to die human or to turn into a vampire. The longer she stays with him and around his family, the more confusing everything seems to her. Kaspar is sexy, dangerous and she just seems drawn to him even as she tries to resist...What choice will she make? Destroy her family? Or herself? Or even the world she knows?

“I knew what I had left behind. The question was: What was I going to find ahead?”

If you read the descriptions, it might seem like your typical vampire romance story, but no, this is so much more than just that. This book is full of surprises. It has everything I enjoy in a book, a little laugh, a twist, a hot vampire, a kickass characters and romance. Violet, I honestly loved her character, especially since she had a smart mouth in any deadly situations she found herself in. I'm a sucker for characters like that. She tries to resist, and you can tell she actually tries. She didn't ask for what happened to her, but she deals with it in every way she can. But c'mon what can you do in a house full of vampires who want to eat you? especially with Kaspar. Kaspar, the most dangerous one, a killer, a jerk. I was there right with her, I wasn't swept away by him in the beginning, because he was a big douche. I mean even if you are like vampire beyond hot, if you are a douche, this just not going to work. But I did laugh at his jerk remarks and her smart answers. I loved watching those characters develop, especially Kaspar. As the book moves from page to page, you start to learn more about Kaspar, and why he is the was he is. You also get to see his point of views. Which I though worked really good in this book. As you go on, there is also some crazy twists in the book.  I don't want to spoil it so....

“Even if that were so, how could I be happy as a vampire? There is no chance of me actually liking the idea of living forever. It's hopeless!'
Kasper faced straight ahead, glancing in his side mirror.He spoke softly, something like caring in his voice.'You don't know that, Girly! One day you might just find something worth living an eternity for.”

I also see why some people hate it, this book is just 50/50. The author was just 15 when she started writing it, and she finished it after three years.  Even though the book is edited(I think) but there were some grammar mistakes...but for me, I barely even notice it. I know how a lot of people hate that(grammar mistakes) but I'm more about the plot and characters. So you decide if you would want to read it, but I definitely enjoy it and I would recommend to give it a try! Four flowers(; 


  1. Sounds good. Seems like a book I would read. Wow! An author at such a young age. Amazing!

  2. Ooh, they fall in love slowly? I like the sound of that! I am getting a little tired of the insta love plot.

    1. Omg! Same here, that love at first sign is getting kind of old!

    2. SOunds like a great read.. love a change in scenario.



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