Court of Vampires by Megan Linski

Court of Vampires by Megan Linski
Series: The Shifter Prophecy #1
Published by Gryfyn Publishing on August 2, 2022
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Vampires, Werewolves, Young Adult
Pages: 203
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Scout
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I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Vampires and werewolves shouldn't fall in love.

I am Lysandra, and I was born to kill shifters.

As the heir to Vlad Dracula’s throne and the last descendant of Princess Anastasia, I live in a castle of witches and human slaves, engaged to a dark vampire prince and prophesied as the one who will end the line of the werewolves forever.

My life changes when I find a dying wolf. I take him into my care and quickly fall in love, unable to explain the magical connection between us.

If we’re discovered, we’ll be put to death. The only way for us to be together is to bring peace between our families. But how can I stop the war when my worst enemy is my true mate?

The first book in a magical paranormal romance saga, Court of Vampires is a new adult royalty romance featuring fated mates, forbidden romance, exciting battles and mystifying witchery. A pack of wolves and a coven of vampires wage war in this four-part series that will leave readers thirsting for another addition to Lysandra and Lisar's love story.


I feel as though I keep trying for vampire books and I keep getting disappointed. Maybe I should take a break? Court of Vampires by Megan Linski seemed like it would be a fun vampire/werewolf YA story. Maybe just a cheesy angsty romance. That is legitimately what I went into it expecting. And yet, I still found myself looking forward to being done with this book rather than how the story would unfold.

Though I doubt anyone will go into Court of Vampires expecting something groundbreaking, I did expect something solidly entertaining? I found that I couldn’t really enjoy it as I thought I would for a few simple reasons. Predictability. It was all just so painfully obvious from the start how everything would happen and what role each character would play. No deviations there. Okay, we can deal with that. However, there wasn’t any of the angst truly there to propel interest. Forbidden love but it doesn’t seem that big of a deal? Main character Lysandra did not portray a single bit of internal turmoil over falling in love with her sworn enemy, even stating to Lisar she doesn’t hate wolves even though she witnessed them murder her mother. She plainly states she’s indifferent and I just, I understand the metaphor of hey you shouldn’t hate a group of people because of the actions of a select few. But this is fantasy and these are werewolves and you saw a pack of wolves kill your mother and then suddenly there’s absolutely no emotion there? No anger to work through? Linski really missed out by having her protagonist skip entirely through the internal struggle between the love for her mother/people and the love for someone whose family may have been responsible for their demise.

With a book as formulaic as Court of Vampires by Megan Linski, you can expect a predictable story. That said, it’s an easy book to breeze through, if a bit boring. If you’re looking for a good book palette cleanser to pull yourself out of a story hangover, this would be a good choice.


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