I didn’t expect much from this book but I was nicely surprised. It’s really hard not to write the whole storyline but I’ll do my best 😀
Let’s start with the better:
Plot. I love the story… As you probably know (either from the name or annotation), the story is about vampires. Not that we don’t have enough stories about them 🙂 But I personally have no problem with it. But the way how the government is involved in this story is really good idea. To form their own hunters by saving them and giving them vampire blood with all kinds of diseases… I was quite intrigued.
I also liked how the story developed. As Aurora lost her BF because she was accepted to college while her friend not yet… Although it could be explained little more… Then as Aurora meets new friends… and not just a few… I also like the idea of her having a mentor as the author’s selection of Dante (my favorite). What I don’t quite understand is what Aurora sees on Fane… well, according to the description he should have quite a nice body, but somehow I have problem to imagine how we look like… his description is quite detailed but I don’t know… just my imagination refuses to work when I’m trying to imagine him… but his character isn’t bad at all… I mean, the guy with his personality would be worth a sin 😉
Quite a surprise for me was how the author involved Aurora’s mother to the story… she was the one who subscribed Aurora to government (in good faith to save her life), and then she basically know everything about Aurora’s new work (of course not details)… and she sacrifices herself a lot for Aurora… because after the accident Aurora has phobia of driving (and a bit of the cars in general) and hauled her everywhere…
But it’s not all good
Ok, and now the other, not so nice part of my review… The whole book seems to me a little amateur and incoherent… how agents explain to Aurora what happened to her… I understand they have to be cold (government agents aren’t too warm nature) but still… someone who just wakes up from a coma after a serious accident doesn’t want to hear all the facts and basically no facts… do you know what I mean? I think that author could squeeze there an extra week or a medic who could Aurora more approached with information about what happened to her… but that’s my opinion. Also, I found that the author somehow not quite estimated Aurora’s age… in a book, she’s eighteen but most of the time she behaved as if she was fifteen or sixteen…
But let’s sum it… the story is great and if you like YA books with the vampire theme I think you’ll love this one as well… But I have to warn you, this is very easy reading (not written quite well). If you’re a more intellectual reader, you probably won’t be so thrilled… but it’s up to you if you’ll give it a chance. Anyway, I’ll be glad for any of your responses if you’ll decide to read this book 😉
This is book #1.
If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.
Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically, she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job… by hand.
Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.
(Mature YA, new adult series that becomes progressively more mature. Underage drinking, sexual situations, mild language, and blood sucking.)
Preview of the book can be found here.