Author: Nikki Jefford
Series: Vampire Hunter #1
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Published: December 9th 2012
I was intrigued by the book description and decided to sign up for the book tour and do a review. So it was a bit of a surprise as to how blown away I was by the storyline that I read the whole book in one morning!! It was an amazing book!! The way the Vampires are created and also the Vampire Hunters, was a new little twist for me (as I have read A LOT of Vampire books!). And to put an 18 year old girl into the mix who only wants to be a normal girl and do normal things, kept me captivated until the final page in the book.
Right from the beginning I liked Aurora. She has her life set out for her; she is doing well at school, has already been accepted to Notre Dame College and will finally be getting out of Alaska. She came across as the good girl that could do anything and never causes trouble. After her accident her attitude is totally different and she has a more care-free approach about life. She decides that she is not going to let life pass her by and decides to write herself a small bucket list of things to do before she dies……
Kill first Vampire
Kiss a boy
Sounds like a good list to me!! Lol! Aurora is determined to get through the list and thinks it will make her a better person. Before the accident, she didn’t have many friends and even after she returned her friend Denise still shuns her and I felt bad for Aurora. She quickly makes some new friends and finally has found her place, so it was nice to see her happy for a change.
There is a boy in Auroras Gym class, Fane, which she has always thought attractive. He has shown no interest in her before, but now that she has returned to school he seems to be appearing whenever she goes out. The more time they spend together, the harder it is for her to resist him. They don’t appear to have much chemistry in the beginning but it soon builds and it becomes undeniable. Fane turns out to be quite a gentleman and goes out of his way to do nice things for Aurora and I think that’s what made me like him so much, because he made Aurora feel special. His dress sense may be a bit unusual and Aurora’s mother certainly did not approve, but you cannot judge a book by its cover!! I would have Fane any day!
The Government was able to fix Aurora after her accident and they have plans for her to serve her country. She needs to complete some tasks for them even though she doesn’t want to. They end up sending her a mentor, Dante, to help her adapt to her new life style. Together they complete a mission in Fairfield and he becomes like a brotherly figure for her. All this secrecy has her thinking of Fane and she doesn’t know how to juggle her two lives and she has to make some decisions that will be the best for her in the long run.
I was sucked into this story almost immediately and I just couldn’t put the book down. With each little twist in the book I was glued to the pages. Nikki Jefford has written a remarkable story and left me hanging on the final page!! I loved both Aurora and Fane and even some of the other characters gave great spice to the story too. Aurora’s new life is just beginning and I can’t wait to see what happens to her now!!
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt – especially ones who go by the name of Buffy. She is the author of the YA paranormal romance trilogy SPELLBOUND. Nikki married Sebastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.
You can stalk Nikki online at:
Blog – http://www.nikkijefford.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/NikkiJefford
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