“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.)”
I’ve been excited about this book since I’ve first heard of it a few years ago. I’m truly a sucker for Vampire books. Pun unintended… Having recently downloaded the free e-book, my excitement to read this book was renewed.
Aurora Sky, who is the main character in this series is sarcastic beyond measure in this first book. She’s so sarcastic that it flies over people’s heads and they think she’s serious. I actually like this about Aurora because how she uses the sarcasm is that she uses it in defence. In my opinion, Aurora is actually a very realistic character. She has all the right reactions to the situations she’s been put into.
In my fangirl ways, Aurora has quickly become one of my favourite characters. She’s badass, to the point, and a no bull-shit kinda girl. She’ll endure what she has to, but that doesn’t mean she won’t state her opinion along the way.
I really like the way this book developed. We saw the Aurora before, and we get to know the Aurora of after. I also like the references to the vampires we’ve come to know in our day and age. Yes, there’s references the Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga. Other than that though, that’s where the references of Edward Cullen go. There aren’t any sparkling vampires, but I will say that in this book there are parts where we learn that there are different types of vampires.
And the characters, there are so many characters that I like in the story. There’s Noel, who is slowly becoming Aurora’s best friend. Then there’s Fane and Dante. I like them both so much!! I can tell though that we’ll only get to know them both better throughout the series, which I am so happy about.
Now onto the stuff that I don’t like… I don’t like that there’s slowly -but surely- a love triangle forming. Maybe its a square?? Well there are two characters that into each other (which I love them together soooo much, sorry not sorry) and then they have another character into them as well. And I hate -but totally understand- that it the book ends on a cliff hanger. Pretty much in the middle of a conversation. Actually, right in the middle of the conversation, this first book ends.
This first volume to the series is actually a pretty fast read. There’s only about 240 pages, so I found myself at the end of the book way faster than anticipated. I managed to finish Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Volume 1 in a matter of 3 hours. For a free e-book and a start to this series, I love it. I’m actually really excited for the second book, which isn’t free. It practically is though, as it’s only a dollar.
All in all, I would suggest this book to you if you enjoy a good vampire book! I wouldn’t suggest this book to you if you cringe at the mention of blood; or you don’t like books that have relationships with people who are hundreds of years apart in age.
Thank you for reading! If you do decide to read Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, please tell me how you found this book to be! As always, you can click the books cover (above) to be led to the book on GoodReads!
Until next time,