Dark Memory by Christine Feehan

Posted October 3, 2023 in review Tags:

Dark Memory by Christine FeehanDark Memory by Christine Feehan
Pages: 423

Series: Dark #37
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Magic , Vengeance Road, Toxic Game, Shadow Warrior, Dark Illusion, Vendetta Road, Lethal Game, Shadow Flight, Desolation Road, Reckless Road, Shadow Storm (Shadow Riders #6), Murder at Sunrise Lake, Annihilation Road , Savage Road, Dark Whisper , Leopard's Scar , Recovery Road , Ghostly Game
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Safia Meziane has trained since birth to protect her tribe, the family she holds so dear. All along she told herself the legends she was raised with were simply that. But now, she must call upon all of her skills to fight what lies ahead. Evil has come to their small town on the cost of Algeria, evil that Safia can feel but cannot see.
She is terrified she will not be able to protect the ones she loves. As her family’s “chosen one,” she has always believed she would face this task alone—until her family reveals she has been promised to a warrior who will join her. An outsider. A Carpathian. . . .
Petru Cioban is one of the oldest Carpathians in existence, and he has spent all that time without the soothing presence of his lifemate. For two thousand years he has waited for this woman to be reborn, only to find her in the sights of a monster he has fought before, a vampire risen again to finish a battle started centuries ago.
Now, Petru must face his greatest enemy and his greatest shame. He has no hope that Safia will forgive his betrayal once the memories of her past life return to her. But he will not make the same mistake again, even if he has to sacrifice everything for the woman who has claimed his immortal soul.

Dark Memory is like book 100 in this series (I’m exaggerating, but it is a really long series) and features a new family. Safia’s culture was new to me. Feehan does a lot of front loading about this culture, and it makes the first part of the book really slow. I struggled a lot with that aspect. It was interesting and well researched, but I typically expect a lot of action and heat from this series.

Safia was not pleased when she finds out she has been promised to Petru. She is a fiercely independent woman. She knew she would have to marry, but with the ever present danger to her family, she has a lot going on. Safia is a spunky for sure, and she does not suffer the fools. Petru is more of a speak softly and carry a big stick kind of guy. There is plenty of action and suspense once the story gets going and I always appreciate that.

This book was good, but I didn’t love it as much as some of the others in the series. I feel like what I loved about the series was the Carpathians and this book got away from that. Trying to learn about a totally different culture and family dynamic made the pace slow a lot in the beginning.



authors like Lynsay Sands, Nalini Singh, JR Ward…then you will probably like Dark Memory!

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About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 40 published novels, including five series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure BooksPocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award.

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print.  In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores.  This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine.

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers’ conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times ConventionGet Caught Reading at Sea CruiseCelebrate Romance ConferenceEmerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences. She was also a special guest at the 2013 Comic Con and now has her own FAN convention.

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One response to “Dark Memory by Christine Feehan

  1. Great review darling. I definitely agree! I felt like this one was missing something other Carpathian books have had. I would like to see her return to that style. I did find the different setting unique and fun. I did struggle a bit with the heroine in some parts.

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