From my bookshelf: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Aurora Sky is a normal high school senior with dreams of attending college and getting as far as she can from Alaska. She’s been accepted to Notre Dame and she has six more months to go until she is free.
Then the accident happens. Aurora has a head-on collision on an icy road and she wakes up in a government facility where she learns she almost died and they used extraordinary measures to save her life. Why? Because Aurora is very special and they want her to work for them. Her blood is toxic to vampires and a special branch of the government expects her to become a vampire hunter. Oh and she has no choice in the matter if she wants the medicine she needs to live. Suddenly, she is training with a hot new mentor and killing vampires and trying to cope with the reality that she might never be able to leave Alaska. Her home life is a mess and her best friend dumps her. The only bright spot is Fane, the unattractive, yet oddly compelling bad boy who suddenly shows interest in her.
I loved this book. I liked how Aurora’s character evolved from an awkward teenager to a bit of a bad ass, especially with everything going on around her. I especially liked Fane. He is so well written and it’s refreshing to see a male love interest who isn’t drop dead gorgeous with chiseled abs (although I see nothing wrong with that) :-) I enjoyed the interactions between Aurora and Fane and how their relationship grew. One of my favorite scenes is the bus scene. Read it and you'll see what I mean.
All the characters are well developed and contributed something to the story. Her parents were totally dysfunctional. The government agents were suspicious and obviously not telling everything. Her new friends were colorful. Dante was hot and adorable at the same time. There was danger and humor and enough sexual situations to make this book NA even though the main character is a teenager. It all fit together very well in a clever story that hooked me from the first scene.
About the Author
Nikki Jefford loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. Books, travel, TV series, hiking, writing and motorcycle riding are her favorite escapes. She loves meeting people from all walks of life, from all around the globe; and wouldn't trade her French husband in for anyone - not even Spike!
She's a third generation Alaskan, born & raised in Anchorage, now living in northern Washington. Crazy about her dog, Cosmo. (Writer's best friend.) The dark side of human nature fascinates her, so long as it's balanced by humor and romance. Believes all animals, people and the planet should be treated kindly.
You can read more about Nikki and all of her books at her website.
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