Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Book Review #361 - Last Kiss in Venice (Legend of the White Snake #1) by Martin Chu Shui


Beside a bridge over a canal in Venice, Charlie is spellbound not only by Caitlin’s absolute beauty but also by what seems like a mythical bond between them. The more he knows about her, the more mysterious she becomes. As they finally admit their love to each other in Paris, then move to settle down in Australia together, it looks like the start of Happily Ever After. But neither of them realizes that this is just the start of a heart-wrenching journey.

After a lifetime of searching, Caitlin finally finds her true love, settles down in the beautiful rolling countryside of outback Australia, and starts to raise a family, but her enemy is never far away. She loves Charlie deeply and is certain he is her soul mate, but she knows she can never reveal her secret; he must never know who she really is, and that is her downfall. Information in the hands of her enemy brings her life crashing down around her. To save all she has worked for, she must fight for her love and the right to survive.

“Last Kiss in Venice” is a reinterpretation of one of China’s most famous love stories, ‘Legend of the White Snake’. It is a supernatural love epic that encompasses both eastern and western culture to tell a story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, revenge and justice. This cocktail of oriental magic, vampires, and sword fights is a legend not easily forgotten.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I received this book for review from the author. The author's Goodreads page can be found here.
This book is a modern retelling of a Chinese legend, of which I am unfamiliar of.
This book is primarily romance which on its own I am not usually that fond of. However, this book contained enough paranormal elements to keep me interested.
I liked how many locations this book included - especially as it one was my city. I also enjoyed the insight this book gave to the Chinese culture.

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