by Nikki Jefford
Kindle Edition – Read July 14, 2013
Length: 242 pages
Official Description: This is book #1 in the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series.
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. And if he’s a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?
For ages 18+
Aurora Sky is a vampire hunter…ok well she’s working on it, but she starts out as a normal and awkward girl then boom everything changes. I love that this book gets on to the point of the story really quickly and we don’t have to wade through a ton of back story that isn’t necessary. I actually didn’t see the 18+ warning until I started this review but it makes sense, it is kind of on that edge of young adult and adult…mostly because of the language, violence, sex and alcohol use, but Aurora is an 18 year old high school senior so I was unsure of how this would be classified. It definitely feels young adult though.
What do I like about this book? Well it’s easy to follow there isn’t too much when it comes to folklore and you can gather who Aurora is and was pretty quickly and easily. There are a lot of grey areas, it isn’t a strict good v evil, it starts off like it could go that way though. I like the characters, though we don’t really get much into the side characters, the characters that are involved are fun and you want to know more about them even if you hate them.
What I don’t like is that things are way to easy to figure out. You know all the twists and turns because of the obvious road signs along the way, also I wish we could find out more about the organization that made Aurora a hunter. Also I totally feel like this book could have been longer and could have some more violence (I guess I’m a violent person..who knows). Really, there is very little I dislike, it is a fairly fun and quick read.
“In the event of a catastrophe, one thing is sure. Your life ends on a curse.”