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Monday, 1 July 2013

Review ~ Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter: Transfusion Vol 1 by Nikki Jefford

Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter Vol 1: Transfusion


by Nikki Jefford


Series: Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter #1
Publication Date: December 9, 2012
Publisher: Createspace 
Source: Giveaway 



Synopsis


Kill or be killed. 

And Aurora’s biggest decision used to be which college to attend. 

Leaving Alaska after graduation is no longer an option for eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky once government agents pull her from the wreckage of a head-on collision. In exchange for her life she must serve as a vampire hunter. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis before she has to finish the job...by hand. 

Falling for the enemy doesn’t make life any easier, especially when that vampire has a fixation with her neck. Now it’s not just Aurora’s heart on the line, but her life as she risks exposing her true identity as one of the government’s elite vampire hunters. 

Aurora’s TO DO List: 

  1. kill first vampire 
  2. get drunk 
  3. kiss a boy 
  4. lose virginity

Paperback Princess Review 


Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter Vol 1: Transfusion is our introduction to the newly created series by Nikki Jefford. Transfusion is a well written story that was fast-paced, action-packed and extremely unique in it's entirety. We have a reluctant heroine, Aurora Sky, who's main goal is to get into college so she can move out of the dreary and cold hometown of Alaska, but when Aurora gets into a fatal car accident her whole life changes and she enters a world she didn't know existed and one she doesn't want to part of. However, with no choice Aurora is now stuck to make do with the life-changing card she'd been dealt.

Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter's main highlight for me is it's originality. With every 2nd or 3rd book published in the YA genre being on vampires, Jefford did an amazing job in standing out from the crowd. It's refreshing and very much welcome to read a vampire novel that is not similar to another.

Aurora Sky is a character that you won't love all through the book, some may not even like her at all, however, I am judging her character by taking into account the circumstances surrounding her change. I can only imagine what it would be like to get into a fatal car accident, pretty much raised from the dead only to find out after recovering that your life is no longer yours to live. All this life changing decisions without her consent. Granted, many of Aurora's actions annoyed me through the book, however, taking into consideration her age and the circumstances, I didn't think she did too bad.

Nikki Jefford's characterisation of Aurora Sky is definitely one of my favourite part of this book. The way Nikki wrote Aurora's character and emotions were real, truthful, raw and very realistic. Nikki did not create an unrealistic heroine who simply just went with the flow because that's what a good girl does. I enjoyed seeing how Aurora's character grew, from being a good teen who's main concern was college, to being a rebellious girl who didn't really care about anything because she was so angry and disgusted with what she has become, to acceptance...I very much enjoyed the development and growth of her character.

The world creation was also wonderful and I enjoyed the in depth description of how the Government Agency changed people to become vampire hunters. There was no lack of information and I wasn't left thinking; “how” and “why” and “who”, which is mostly the case in first books in a series.

Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter: Transfusion is a well written, original concept paranormal novel that those who like vampire books would enjoy. It's a very welcome change to the very similar plots that we see in many vampire books. Whilst the plot itself wasn't the best thing about the book, it's originality and Jefford's writing, characterisation and world building more than makes up for it. It's definitely a novel that I would still very much recommend.

I am unable to give half ratings so I have given it 3 but it's more 3.5 crowns for me.



1 comments:

Aylee said...

Well, I'm impressed that you found a vampire story that is still comparatively original. Those are hard to come by these days! Glad you liked this one overall!

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