Book Review – The Last Vampire – by R.A. Steffan & Jaelynn Woolf

After a long break, I’m back to do another book review!

This time, it’s for a boxed set of an entire series titled ‘The Last Vampire’ by authors R.A, Steffan and Jaelynn Woolf.

Here’s the link for later (all though you can buy them individually if you aren’t sure you want to commit to the set XD) –>

There’s a smokin’ hot dead guy locked in my garden shed.
That part’s bad enough. But now, he’s trying to get out.

Growing up, my father always told me that I’d come to a bad end, just like my mom did when I was a kid. Hearing that kind of stuff when you’re little eventually gets to a girl, but I can’t say I ever expected my ‘bad end’ to involve an angry vampire with a severe case of iron deficiency and a panty-melting English accent.

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Ever since my mother was assassinated, I’ve felt like there was something vast and frightening hidden beneath the fabric of the world. Something none of us are supposed to know about.

So far, finding out I was right hasn’t been nearly as satisfying as I’d hoped. I guess the trick will be staying alive long enough to shout ‘I told you so’ from the rooftops.

But before I can do that, I really need to figure out if the vampire who just bit me is one of the good guys or not.

Okay, so… I can’t even tell you how I came across this set. I feel like it was a totally random pick after some amazon ad rabbit hole diving. But, I’m a fan of vampires and I keep trying to find decent vampire novels, and so here we are.

Without revealing tons about it, I can tell you that if you liked True Blood, you’ll probably like this. It’s got all the paranormal prerequisites! Sexy vampire, heroine with special powers she has yet to discover, demons, fae, and more, oh my!

Overall I thought it was a nice series, and I definitely recommend it. For someone like me that will shoot through a book in a matter of a few hours, the set was definitely a nice package since I could just jump straight from one to the next.

In reference to the story itself – Overall, solid. There were some original concepts, good humor, solid and interesting characters, lots of sex and drama, and tons of action.

Now, that being said, if I were going to have a complaint it’s honestly just a personal preference one. For me? There were TOO many types of paranormal beings in the series. It reminded me of the latter seasons of True Blood, where every paranormal beastie in the world made an appearance. Which, some people liked. And it does give you other realms and world to explore within the main story line, which adds some additional variety. But for me, it was just a little busy in that respect. I guess what I’m saying is, I probably still would have read all six books if it were just vampires and demons. Again, this is just a personal preference.

The only other aspect of the book that was a little tiresome for me (and again I think this is just me) was that there was just always some major threat of a mountain to overcome, again and again… These poor characters rarely had a chance to breathe! Now, please bear in mind that I read the entire series in like, three days. I read super fast, so the fact that I was running through them that quickly may be why it seemed a little repetitive in that respect for me. Overall it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the series.

Overall, this series delivered on the action, adventure, heat, and more feels than I was expecting. I’d say probably four out of five stars for this series from me!

If you read these books and find that you really enjoy them, the series continues with a spinoff for one of the secondary characters and his love interest. It looks interesting as well 😀 You can find it here –>

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