“The greatest monsters in the world are the ones we ourselves have created.”

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐
Goodreads Synopsis

Blindsided by an attack that destroys her home and blamed for murder, Karolina Dalca, a half-vampire, escapes, only to plunge into the magical societies from which she was sheltered.

Betrayed by those around her, she abandons her dreams of becoming an investigator and flees, trusting only herself. Her police internship would never prove more useful. Hoofing it through the wilderness, she makes it to her university dorm, disheveled but delightfully deflowered.

Enter a full vampire: one wielding dark magic and a ride out of Canada. A fugitive from the law, Karo complies with his demands to escape, unsure whether his requests are bewitched. She vows to clear her name and avenge her mother’s death, but Karo’s family secrets aren’t so easily left behind.

Author Bio
M. R. Noble has played a tug of war between science and art her whole life, but the rope broke when she wrote the first line of The Dark Eyes Series. Immersed up to her keyboard in paranormal romance and urban fantasy, she enjoys blending the real with the surreal. The only drawback is she misplaces her mug while dreaming up her next scene, and soon finds herself six cups overpoured.

Keeping to her Lake Simcoe roots, she is a member of the Writers Community of York Region (WCYR), where her muse is made not found . . . over a hefty cup of coffee.

Disclaimer: A big thank you to Dave for providing a copy of the book for review for the tour. All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

My Take
Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes starts so interestingly I got sucked in immediately. I love the premise, and to be honest, I was quite interested in some good vampire, werewolves romance. It’s quite the thrill. That was my favourite part about the book. I also love a good love triangle, where there’s yearning and angst. Points for that!

“…the thing is when you kill people, you can’t tell the difference between yourself and the villains after that.”

Unfortunately I didn’t quite like the writing. It felt a bit rushed and the pacing is all over. I also couldn’t get a sense of the world building, it was a struggle trying to figure it out and I just gave up. In the same breath I loved the triangle, I kinda hated it… It felt forced and didn’t come naturally.

Filled with secrets and betrayals, Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes does pack a punch as its actioned pack from the word go. It’s just not the book for me.