Please Note that this review has been copied and pasted from my GoodReads, to this book review. Some parts are edited, but most remains the same —- like my love for this series. — Enjoy!
Ava Delaney calls herself a hybrid – a living, breathing human who happens to have vampire poison running through her veins. The only thing greater than her thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. She does her best to avoid the human world, for everyone’s sake.
When Ava accidentally enslaves a human while saving him from a vampire, she realises she has to look for help setting him free. Despite her misgivings, she expands her world but finds herself dragged into a possible vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, she tries to find a way to keep her human, and herself, alive.
I really love the Ava Delaney series. The setting is in Ireland, which is awesome! In this first book, Thirst, we get used to the characters. While Thirst is an introductory to the main characters involved in this story, we also get to know about Ava’s surrounding world and how she lives her daily life, as well as getting a sense of the plot and where the story will take us.
Thirst is a great read because it’s fast and it’s entertaining. I probably first read Thirst back in 2010/11, and to this day, it still remains one of my favourite books. I love how everything plays out in this first book.
Now, onto the main character, Ava. She just wants to be left alone, while also leaving humans alone. Ava believes that secluding herself form humankind will be better for both the humans and herself. From beginning to end we see Ava… grow into herself, I would say.
Overall, we see Ava not panicking about everything. We see side characters like Peter and Carl adapting to their new-found world.
I really enjoy Farrell’s writing. Whenever I re-read the books I can help but fall into Ava’s world — no matter how many times I’ve re-read these books. Ava’s story is easy to follow along with, and right from the beginning the reader is thrown into the story, which is great. When the story moves along we learn just enough about the history of the story to know what’s going on. We aren’t given much to know why though — that’s for the following books.
I really love the “Ava Delaney” series and not mention, Claire’s writing. I’m so excited to re-read the second book in the Ava Delaney series, Taunt!
P.S. – There’s a hinting of a love interest, but Ava pushes the thoughts away as soon as she notices that she’s thinking said thoughts. And a little warning, Thirst is not for the faint of heart. Thirst not a YA book.
I give Thirst, 5 stars.
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