I should start with a disclaimer: Misty Hayes is a friend of mine and I hold her in high regard. Having said that, I initially bought this book out of friendship and I began reading it out of that same sense of duty. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that my expectations weren't high. To my pleasant surprise the book hooked me from the start. The reader is introduced to Larna, the protagonist, in the first page and she is a wonderful character. Spunky, nerdy and funny, Larna isn't the typical heroine that resides in this genre. In fact, she very overweight and has extremely low self esteem (not the typical shy but secretly hot girl that usually populates this genre). Losing her father at a young age caused her to turn to food as a balm with predictable results. This causes her to suffer greatly from the bullies at her school. Those of us who remember the social hierarchy in high school can imagine how she is treated by her peers. She really has only one friend (besides her mom) and that's Corinth. He's the kind of friend everyone wishes they had. I was pulling for Larna from the get go.
This book is well written and well paced. The chapters just fly by. I came to really care about the other characters in the book and I'm really looking forward to Volume 2.
If you like vampires and young adult books you will like this one. Or if you are like me and you left the "young adult" phase of your life in the rear view years ago it still has a lot to offer. The book is full of interesting, likeable characters and the story is fast-paced and keeps you turning the pages. I highly recommend this book.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2492 KB
- Print Length: 356 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077XL9WHH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 31 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #169,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)