Title: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter
Author: Nikki Jefford
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review
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. And if he’s a vampire, she’ll have to kill him.
For ages 18+
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter is the first book in a new series by Nikki Jefford. The heroine in the story is Aurora, a typical teenager just trying to finish her senior year in high school and then leave Alaska.
Suddenly, a horrible car accident turns her whole life around. Government agents step in and make a deal with Aurora's mom – they will save her life but she will become a vampire hunter and stay under the Government's control.
When Aurora wakes up, she finds out that her blood is toxic to vampires. It puts them in a temporary paralysis when she is bitten, giving her time to kill the vampire. Not only is she turned into an assassin, she doesn't really know who she is any more. She makes bad decisions – choices that she wouldn't have made before. I'm not really sure I completely liked the personality of the “new” Aurora. It's understandable though – she doesn't want any part of this life. She would rather have died.
Aurora is a tough and brave character. Training and killing vampires is a lot to take on while trying to finish up high school. She has finally fallen for a guy, and then realizes that he is a vampire. Aurora and Fane have some great chemistry together. I wanted to see more between them – I'm a sucker for romance.
The plot of this book is wonderful and there are a lot of action scenes. The last ¼ of the book flew by really quickly for me. All of a sudden I was at the last page and wondering how the book could possibly be over already. The ending was a little abrupt. It wasn't a huge cliff-hanger, but enough to frustrate you and anticipate the next book. By the way, this book is told from Aurora's point of view, and definitely has a “teen” voice to it. However, it has sexual situations not suitable for younger teens.
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