Thursday, November 8, 2012

ARC Review: A Prescription for Delirium (Van Helsing Organization #1) by Noree Cosper

4 Stars
Genres: Fantasy/Paranormal, demon
Format: ebook
Expected publication: December 1st 2012
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Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying lover. She failed to keep that promise. She was too far away to stop the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son. Years later, Gabby learns the devil has resurfaced. She arrives in Hampton, TX, determined to stop the devil before it can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.

However, madness is spreading through Hampton. She suspects the devil is using this madness to test a drug which has a side effect of demonic possession. Gabby rushes to end the source of the madness only to fall victim to it. For a woman cursed with eternal life, dying is no threat. However, Gabby must stop the devil's plot or risk losing her most precious possession: her mind

My Review:
Cosper displayed a wealth of knowledge about the underworld and supernatural beings.  She was believably able to develop a vast world of different hierarchies and complex creatures.  Although, with her vast amount of knowledge some parts seemed to be lacking the explanation needed for someone that was not so well versed in the subject.

My favorite character throughout the entire work was Gabby.  Even though her life is cursed she has a positive outlook on life and a goal that is getting her through.  She remained dedicated to protecting her family.  Marguerite Devereux was an amazing foil and contrast to Gabby’s character.  Marguerite was a symbol of what Gabby could have become letting revenge consume her. 

On a different level the Van Helsing men, Esais, Adrian, and Tres were complicated and each individual personality was able to show through.  They each had their own burden to bear and while all the characters had the same goal they were not really a team.  The lack of trust between them added new dimensions to their characters and the inner struggles they had to face. 

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