I read this book in the end of January and just haven’t gotten around writing a review.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised!
I received the ebook from the author in exchange or an honest review. That in no way affects my opinions which are entirely my own.
So this book is a coming-of-age vampire edition story. It’s about Rel, 16 year old girl, who lives in a very unusual environment – her parents are succubi, her best friend is a siren and there’s a lot of other crazy stuff going on in her town. On the other hand, she goes to high school and tries to be as normal as possible. Oh and there is a new guy in town, guy that she is attracted to – and that’s when her powers finally manifest. And there’s a monster on the loose. You know, regular stuff.
I have to say that I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It was a light, fast read. It did take me a bit to get into it, but I believe that’s because I’m little over the high-school setting (but that’s just me, it doesn’t really hurt the story in any way). I feel like the 14-15 year old me would be completely in love with this book, but even now it managed to make me laugh and to keep me occupied. It’s one of those books that you can’t put down because you really need to know what’s going to happen next.
I particularly enjoyed the writing style and the dialogues. Aside from the beginning, which was a little slow for me, it was nicely paced. I really loved the multiple points of view, I think that it was really well done.
I liked most of the characters, Rel was an interesting protagonist. I really liked her parents, I feel like they are refreshing change in YA books, because they were really super-supportive but actually acted like parents. I liked Mr. Anderson, I think he added a lot to the story. The only character I kinda was indifferent about is Rick. I didn’t care much about him as the main love interest. I don’t have a good reason behind this, except that we didn’t really get to know him and actually understand why Rel liked him so much. I just couldn’t really connect with him as I could with the other characters.
Overall, I did really enjoy this book. It was fast, light, funny and I would sure be picking up the sequel! (there’s gonna be a sequel, right?)
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and addictive book 🙂
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