Release Date: December 1, 2010
Source: Amazon Freebie
Review Date: January 20, 2012
Rating: 3 bookmarks
I picked this up as a Kindle freebie. At first glance, I was a little put off by the poor cover art, but in over all I liked the book. It was entertaining enough, yet I found myself a little disappointed with the level of action in the book. Overall, there was no where near enough action. On the other hand, I did like the interaction between Txema and her roommate Tyreen. That was cute, Tyreen was kind of mothering her or acting as the responsible one during all the chaos on campus.
I also liked a few of the "good" vampire characters. Txema's cousin Chanson seemed to be the only one truly who had her best interest at heart. Several of the male vamps have ridiculous crushes on her. Kind of odd that so many old men would fall for this 18 year...who happens to be pretty immature in the scheme of things. There is also a very old immortal human, an alchemist, whom also clearly isn't quite right but is trying with all his prowess to hook up with Txema.
The protagonist Txema finds herself in them middle of a vampire war and at the end of the book, the "bad" vampires storm the castle where she is being hidden. I was expecting to get a awesome fight scene. No...what we got was Txema blacking out just as the vampires storm in and then she awakes somewhere else. What a cop out. That was truely disappointing. The scenes that took place during most of the book led me to believe that would continue until the end, but it didn't. Honestly, if sort of felt like the author ran out of steam in the last quarter of the book.
Unfortunately, this book isn't very memorable. It was a decent read, but I probably wouldn't read the next book if I had to pay for it. Since in fact, I did pick up the 2nd installment as a freebie, I'm going to continue on and read it. I hope that the story becomes more intense in the next book.