Captured: The Captive Series Book 1


Title: Captured

Author: Erica Stevens

Published: June 1, 2012 by Gilmour-Cox

Purchased: June 15, 2015, free Enchanted box set on Kindle.


Blurb: Blood Slave.

Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. No matter what becomes of her though, Aria knows that she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She has already been branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires do not know the true depth of her involvement with it, and they must never know.

Though hoping for death, Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Especially once she learns his true identity as a prince within the royal family; the same royal family that started the war that ultimately brought down humankind, reducing them to nothing more than servants and slaves.

Aria is determined to hate the prince, determined not to give into him in anyway, but his strange kindness, and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding.

Review: I’m really not sure how I feel about this. Even though the point of views switched between the two main characters, I just couldn’t connect to the story or to the characters.

If I had to pick a feeling about it, I’d say that I’m alright with it. I wonder if it’s because I read a book before this that had me on an emotional rollercoaster and I just had to take a break from the emotions but, I don’t think so.

I mean, I liked it, I wanted to keep reading and the end had me anxious to go on with the rest but, I didn’t really feel anything for the characters.

If I were to recommend this to anyone or or if they were to ask me about this book, I feel like I would just shrug and say “Eh. It’s alright but I wouldn’t write home about it.”

I have a few questions that the second book could answer and I do want to read it, I just don’t feel that urge to go on.

Thank you for reading my review.



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