Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Being Human by Patricia Lynne - Review and Giveaway

Synopsis: For Tommy, there is only one thing he needs to do: survive.

Only surviving isn't that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans think he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included.

The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A bond connects them, and with Danny's help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He'll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.

Tommy just wants to survive and he knows what he needs to do. But with the number of humans that mean more to him than a meal growing, he'll learn there's more to life than simple survival. He'll discover being human doesn't mean being a human. From Amazon.

My Thoughts: This book took a whole different spin on vampires than I am used to, and I loved it! Tommy forgets everything about his life as a human. It's like when he becomes a vampire he has a wiped clean slate. Except for when he sees his twin Danny. He may not remember Danny but he can feel it in his chest, this is his twin.

Patricia Lynne did a wonderful job of showing Tommy and Danny's relationship. Reading about Tommy's struggle to never make his brother unhappy was amazing. Everyone saw Tommy as a heartless monster, who cared about no one. Lynne shows us that Tommy does care, even if he doesn't know how to show it. 

In so many ways I felt that Tommy was more human than the humans that hated him. Yes, he killed, but only to survive. He also loved. He may not have always realized it but he loved his brother Danny, and later Danny's family and his Sunshine. He grew so much through this story, and I absolutely loved reading about it. 

I also enjoyed that this story spanned so much time. We got to see so much of Tommy's life as a vampire, as well as watching Danny grow up and start a family. This was just an all around good book with a surprise twist at the end. Lynne caught me by complete surprise, and I loved it (I said that once but I really did)!


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You can purchase your own copy of Being Human by Patricia Lynne on Amazon, or Patricia has been kind enough to offer an e-copy of her book to one of my readers. Just enter on the rafflecopter below for your chance to win! The giveaway is open internationally and it closes 3/7.

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  1. Thanks so much for the awesome review, Melissa. I may have squeed a little when I read it... okay, I'm grinning like an idiot cuz I'm tickled by your review.

  2. This sounds like my kind of book!!! I am really looking forward to this contest!! Even if I don't win I have added this book to my list to purchase!!!!