Honor at Stake

Honor at Stake One is a heartless merciless killer The other is a vampire College freshman Amanda Colt knows few people and wants to know fewer still She enjoys fencing and prefers facing a challenge every once in

  • Title: Honor at Stake
  • Author: Declan Finn
  • ISBN: 9781533584694
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • One is a heartless, merciless killer The other is a vampire College freshman, Amanda Colt knows few people and wants to know fewer still She enjoys fencing and prefers facing a challenge every once in a while She is beautiful, smart, and possibly the most interesting person on campusd most people stop after the first adjective Then she finds Marco Catalano in herOne is a heartless, merciless killer The other is a vampire College freshman, Amanda Colt knows few people and wants to know fewer still She enjoys fencing and prefers facing a challenge every once in a while She is beautiful, smart, and possibly the most interesting person on campusd most people stop after the first adjective Then she finds Marco Catalano in her fencing class He is tall, attractive, and very intense With a mind like a computer and manners of a medieval knight, he scares most people Except Amanda They both have secrets, for they are both monsters As they draw closer, they must find the line between how much they can trust each other, and how much they can care for each other Each carries a secret that can destroy the other They must come to grips with their personal drama soon, because a darkness is rising Bodies are turning up all over New York, and an army of vampires is closing in on all sides They have only one hopeeach other.

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    1. Yuck. Right off the bat it's terrible.Starts with a description of a couple characters, telling of course. Boring and bad writing. Lily is walking with her "prim and proper" date, and thinks a "nice, private alley" "looked just perfect for getting the rest of the evening started." E Is she a street prostitute? Or maybe just doesn't think very highly of herself. Perhaps she's just not very bright.Sorry, no. Girls walking down the street with their "clean cut" boyfriends don't typically look to da [...]

    2. I’m not a Sci Fi or fantasy reader. However, back in my younger days I enjoyed the occasional Anne Rice Vampire novel. A friend assured me that this book was NOT your typical Vampire novel. I have already called and thanked that friend.Oh my goodness what an entertaining book. Amanda and Marco, complex characters with enough sexual tension to keep you guessing. Well-written scenes of pent up romantic confusion that burned the pages without being dirty or pornographic are a testament to really [...]

    3. The mind of author Declan Finn is a bizarre and fascinating place, so it is not surprising that this unique tale sprang from it. No sparkly-ass vampires here, just violent, evil bloodsuckers – the way vampires are supposed to be. But wait, what's this? A curvy, attractive, strawberry blond exception to the rule, Amanda proves you can be a good girl and still technically be a demon. Thus we have a devout Catholic who thrives as a vampire. (And I LOVE the way she gets her blood fix.)Finn's physi [...]

    4. This book was so very, very good. I love the characters, especially Marco and Amanda; they were both complex and strong characters, but had issues with emotions. The action scenes were impressive - I could clearly picture what was happening. Finn’s take on vampires was unique in a genre that can feel flooded with the same kind of character, just with different names. The snark and humor made me laugh, the world-building and well-developed characters held me in awe. I would definitely recommend [...]

    5. I am such a sucker for a good romance and this one delivered a sweet clean romance that left me begging for the next book to come out. Declan creates a story that expertly balances action, suspense and romance that is less Twilight and more Christine Feehan's Carpathian series.My favorite moments in the book1) It's the first time that Marco and Amanda start to get past that whole "let's be friends" thing. It's so close that you're on the edge of your seat ready to cheer when they finally kiss. I [...]

    6. Honor at Stake! What a fresh take on fictional vampires. The sun has come out! More vampires for ME!When I think of vampire novels, I remember reading Bram Stoker's Dracula, (slow but classic), Stephen King's Salem's Lot, (a great American Vampire Novel in which the small town feeling of America was portrayed in a stunning manner, completely encompassing King's rather predictable villains and his understated but nasty trashing of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular), Anne Rice, [...]

    7. To be honest, there have been too many bad vampire novels written and I was filled with apprehension about starting this one. However, my mind quickly shifted to Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot – and I found myself enthralled with the characters and storyline in Honor at Stake.The first in a series, this novel nicely introduces Marco and Amanda and all of the characters who either are friends, family, or murder victims! It starts out as girl meets guy, but don’t let that fool you. This is vam [...]

    8. Okay. Genius? Check. Expert at hand-to-hand combat? Check. Heavy into philosophy and religion? Check. Of course it's the newest Declan Finn epic, Honor At Stake. But whereas a roomful of characters like the aforementioned can be a grind at times as in Finn's earlier tale, A Pious Man, Finn balances his act nicely in his new book. The writing's great. The story's extremely compelling (although it does take about a quarter way through to get going). And the actionum. If you're an action aficionado [...]

    9. This is what happens when Buffy the Vampire Slayer gets the Declan Finn treatment! :)Seriously, though, this is strong characters in a credible world and the most chaste love story I've read in a long time. Read it, love it, pass it on!

    10. Fun, clean vampire novel with the best treatment of vampires (they don't sparkle) since George MacDonald's Lilith.

    11. Going into this book, it had everything counting against it. I just do not read vampire books, and the market has been so oversaturated with them that one of my least favorite genres is constantly being shoved in my face. It took months of friends raving about this author to convince me to even give it a try.The characters are solid and believable. The main heroine, Amanda, is one of my top two favorite female protagonists this year. Their relationship (sort of) is tense and done very well. Marc [...]

    12. Vampire romance for people who think! How many vampire novels have you read that feature a discussion on philosophy, as it relates to vampires, with references to Thomas Aquinas?The story is centered on Marco Catalano and Amanda Colt, who meet at Hudson University. One is a vampire, one isn't. And I suppose telling which is which would be a spoiler. The story begins with a prologue, in which Marco and his then-girlfriend Lily Sparks, and the violent incident that made Lily into an ex-girlfriend. [...]

    13. How talented does an author have to be to make a reader care for, cheer for, and emotionally invest in characters who are killers and vampires? I’d say extremely talented. Especially for a reader, like myself, who avoids sci-fi as if one could catch the spooky virus by touching the pages. I met Declan Finn at a book signing event. Just talking to him and his sister made me curious about the kind of book such an intelligent speaker could create. I offered to read one of Finn’s books more as a [...]

    14. The plot of the book combines a mystery with a Blade style battle against vampires with a government agent that knows about the supernatural and fights it just like in everybody paranoiac's fantasy about conspiracies. Oh, and let's not forget about the Vatican's special forces unit. Just like the old Prego commercial, "It's in there!" There is a surprise around every corner and one or two other factions that I've intentionally left out. The crazy part is that the conspiracy isn't even led by the [...]

    15. I reread this once since the second book came out. This is still a lot of fun while adding something to the Vampire mythos with a somewhat plausible theological bent. Solid action and some really funny lines.Previous Review follows:A mostly enjoyable take on the vampire mythos. Certainly more old school than most modern incarnations. Still it has some interesting new twists philosophically such as St. Thomas Aquinas's speculations on Jesus's body post resurrection. Also introduced is kind of a D [...]

    16. This is one of those novels I believe deserves a more exciting title. I was thinking along the lines of Vampire Rumble in the Brooklyn Jungle. Although it started more slowly than I expected, with some amount of "telling" about the characters that seemed unnecessary, the story is packed with action, sexual tension, and interesting scientific and historical references. And Catholicism, no less.I'd label the novel New Adult. Although it might be read by the older teen (hopefully with parental guid [...]

    17. Enjoyed this one it had interesting role reversals not the usual 12 year old meets meets billion year old vamp and fall instantly in love. This was more like Dexter meets a Lady Vamp and falls in love. If i had one niggle it was that the characters didn't have much depth, I have to be honest I don't find it believable when stories make use of YA and give them 50 years of life experience. This book had a lot of potential and I would have enjoyed it more if Marco had been older with a stronger per [...]

    18. Blending romance, philosophy, religion, violence and vampires sounds like a strange mix, but Declan Finn does it right. A great read that had me turning pages. The only thing about this book that I didn't enjoy was the that it had to come to an end. I eagerly await the follow up, Mr. Finn!

    19. I'm not much of a vampire fan, but I am a sucker for a book with a good pun in the title. I did also enjoy the Buffy TV series back when it was new and fresh. That's all good, because Honor at Stake is much more inspired by the Buffy model than the horror model: it's a mostly light-hearted action romp awash with vampire-staking setpieces and snarky dialogue. He's setting up for the same basic formula as Joss Whedon, too: regular martial arts action interleaved with character soap-opera, and the [...]

    20. 3.5 stars should be allowed.First off, let me say I loved the book over all and eagerly look forward to the sequels.I was watching for this book with great anticipation. I follow the author's blog and have always found him to be articulate, charming, and entertaining. I promised to pick up a copy of this book when it came out and provide an honest review. Here goes.It was off to a rocky start when, at location 65 (Kindle edition, no page numbers) Declan first describes our heroine, Amanda Colt. [...]

    21. I have a confession to make. I somewhat enjoyed Twilight. Well, not the actual prose, or the female lead I kept wanting to strangle, or the male lead who, having lived for over 100 years has emotional maturity of a 15-year-old. What intrigued me was the idea that vampires can choose to not be monsters. The thought of a vampire patriarch of hanging a cross in his living room and dedicating his life to helping humans was quite appealing since themes of free will and redemption are some of my favor [...]

    22. Honor at Stake is my first foray into vampire fiction. I've seem Nosferatu and I read Twilight (Book 1), but I don't think that counts, at least as far as Declan Finn is concerned. The novel is filled with nods to other vampire tales, and clearly not all are equal.Genius-with-a-secret Marco Catalano and beautiful Amanda Colt spend the better part of the novel fighting evil vampires and their mutual attraction - sometimes at the same time.With the aid of Vatican ninjas, street gang wannabes, and [...]

    23. This book was so very, very good. I love the characters, especially Marco and Amanda; they were both complex and strong characters, but had issues with emotions. The action scenes were impressive - I could clearly picture what was happening. Finn’s take on vampires was unique in a genre that can feel flooded with the same kind of character, just with different names. The snark and humor made me laugh, the world-building and well-developed characters held me in awe. I would definitely recommend [...]

    24. "One is a heartless, merciless killer. The other is a vampire."Honor at Stake had a lot of potential. Like True Blood or the Generation V books, Honor at Stake takes vampire tropes and runs with them. Amanda and Marco’s relationship in particular was a plus. Amanda in particular kept me reading. Marco was delightfully creepy at first but started to wear thing. And the arrival of Merlin (Merle, for short) brought my enjoyment to an abrupt halt. But my real complaint that—whether the extrapola [...]

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