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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Amanda Taylor

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vampire State
By Alexander Charalambides

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides is a paranormal full-length book. I love books about Vampires, and this is one that I see myself reading again multiple times. The main character in this book is Rowena and she has a lot of tough decisions to make after the Pales aka Vampires have taken over. What would you be willing to give up saving your family and yourself? Rowena is by far my favorite character in this book, but you can’t help but like both Vincenzo and Luka also. This book was intriguing it keeps you hooked reading page to page and throws in so many twists and turns you can’t figure out what will happen next. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. Its a romance and political story all in one.

When Rowena and her family get sponsered by a rich vampire family she doesnt know what to do. The humans in the city are treated as slaves but does she really want to lose herself and become a vampire too?

The son of the family Vincenzo runs an organisation to try and get equal rights for the humans in their city and with the help or Rowena they set out to make changes so that she can live and remain human.

Rowena starts to have feelings for Vincenzo but cant she forgive his kind for the things they have done. With her emotions confused it gets harder when a handsome rebel called Luka comes on the scene.

Is her feelings for Vincenzo strong enough to stay and see things through or will she get tempted and leave with Luka.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides, 4 stars.

This is quite an interesting and unique book. Sure, there have been many books about vampires. We have even read the human must decide between the vampire or the human. But this book throws in something I have never seen before — politics. Rowena is thrust into a world of Pales living richly and the humans living in squalor. She can no longer stand by and watch, she must help. In order to succeed, she must play the game of politics. While this has been done to some extent before, I can’t say I’ve seen it like this.

Then there’s Rowena herself. Not annoying in the least (as some young adult leads can be), you root for her all the way. Then there are the other characters, her family and the ones who try to help and harm her. All are completely different and add to the story. You will not love everyone, but that is the point. We also can’t forget the story itself. Yes, politics plays heavily in this story, but it is not over your head or all dry talk. The author makes it interesting and easy to understand while entertaining you at the same time.

A story of survival, making things better, politics and love with a supernatural twist, this book is so different and the story is done so well, I highly recommend it.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Amber Lange

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides was a unique take on vampires. This is my first book by this author. I feel like he did a good job with his characters. Rowena I feel like was very dedicated to her survival and family. I also found her to be very interesting and can’t imagine myself what choice I would make with what she is given. The beginning was a bit slow but I feel it speeds up the deeper you get in. Overall it was a good story. I would rate 4 stars.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Cindy Mayberry

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vampire State
By Alexander Charalambides
☆☆☆☆☆
This is a full length novel.

Here you will find Pales, aka,Vampires, and tough decisions. Just what is needed to take you to the fantasy, this book brings. Rowena is going in eyes open. What she sees and learns will help her with what she needs to do. Romance will also play a part in her life. You will need to read this story to find out how it ends. Does Rowena choose Vampire? Who does she fall head over heels in love with, Vincenzo or Luka?

Alexander Charalambides is a new to me author. While I read this story, I had to remind myself, this is just a fantasy. This story is a fast page turning novel. The action sucks you in, you have no choice but to continue to read. His explanation and description of the characters and where they live was well thought out. You can’t help but fall in love with these characters. I have to admit, I kind of fell in love with this book. I can think of many who would love to read this as well. Keep them Coming Alexander Charalambides! Looking for many more adventures ahead.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides is my first book by this author. Charalambides plot line is engaging. His characters are complex and relatable. Yes, this book is about vampires, but I found this book more than another vampire book. Rowena finds herself in a predicament. She can be treated like royalty since her father returns as hero, but she would have to accept the “The Gift” and become “Pale” So what is a girl supposed to do? There is another temptation for her to become apart of the Darkness of the World’s Oldest Empire. Which life with Rowena follow? You will have to read the story to find out.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides is an original take on vampire lore. The book covers quite a lot- from politics, drama, intrigue, danger, romance, a bit of a love triangle, and more. It felt a little dystopian and dark at times. But that added to the whole atmosphere.
What if you could have everything you ever dreamed of- such as status, wealth, and influence? And all you had to do was die first? Rowena faces this dilemma- with a huge choice to make. What will she decide?
This was an interesting story- complex and dynamic. It felt a little heavy and slow going at times- but I was intrigued enough to want to know how everything played out, and it was worth it in the end.

Thank you, Alexander Charalambides.

 

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides.
Let’s start off by saying I really liked the take this author took on this story it’s different enough to be refreshing. Each character brings something unique to the story and truly have a part, sometimes that’s not always the case but in this story it is. I felt a connection to each one on some kind of level. The storyline kept me on my toes with twists and turns I wasn’t expecting but loved. The author takes readers on an adventure with the characters and I honestly couldn’t put this story down once I started. The world building is very well done with amazing characters you can’t help but be drawn to. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking. From page one I sunk completely inside this story and was sad when I realized I was at the end. This is my first time reading this author but it’s definitely not the last. Five stars all the way!

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides is a fantastically written book that will completely capture your attention.
This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed how he took a very well trodden topic and still managed to put his own stamp on it. The characters were brilliant. They were well developed and interesting to read about. Especially Rowena, she was easily my favourite.
I also really liked the fact that the author didn’t have to rely on typical vampire traits – ie blood and gore – to portray them as evil. It felt like that was the “given” meaning he could focus on other aspects.
The book was entertaining and a really enjoyable read: I would certainly recommend it and I will be looking out for more work by this author.

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Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Anna Hirsch

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vampire State by Alexander Charalambides
4 Stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author. His view of vampires is different and I found the story to be original. A war is going on and the vampires, now called Pales, have taken over. Rowena and her parents are brought to Sanguinia and sponsored by a family of elite vampires. They can have everything they ever wanted; power, money and fame. All they need to do is die and become a vampire. Rowena has choices to make. She’s torn between her parents, torn between two guys. She wants to make a difference, have her life mean something. Danger lurks around every corner and most of the time, Rowena has no idea what’s going on.

I found the book interesting but a little too political for my tastes. Most of the time it was dealing with senators and laws so it dragged a bit for me. I believed in what Rowena was trying to accomplish and was cheering for her until the end.

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