Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1)
by Nikki Jefford
I got a copy for Review
Blurb: 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, will she be forced to kill him?
Aurora Sky wasn’t the book for me. I was looking for an original vampire story, but I didn’t find that in this book. Although the idea was nice, it just didn’t work out.
After almost dying Aurora becomes a vampire hunter, this should be the start of an epic story. Instead Aurora changes, starts doing strange stuff. Most of the story just didn’t make sense to me. The beginning was a bit confusing and most of the times I had no idea where the story was going and actually didn’t care at all. The only reason I finished this book so fast was so I could start a new book.
I didn’t really got to know the characters, we do get some info about them, but it all fell a bit flat. Aurora is flat person and I couldn’t understand her actions at all. Most of the time I had no idea why she was acting like she was. I didn’t feel with her, I didn’t feel her emotions and I just didn’t care about anything she did. The side characters are even worse, her mom only get’s angry or wants to talk. We don’t even get to know anything about her dad excepts that he has a busy job. Her friends aren’t interesting and even Aurora doens’t seem to care about them. Noel and Dante are the only side character that get’s some attention and even I have no idea who they are and why they do what they do.
The world building was the most disapointing part. There was almost no explanation at all. There was some explanation about vampire hunters and vampires, but it didn’t really make sense. Also in most vampire book you at least get to hear which myths are right and which are wrong, but here there isn’t even that. At the end of the book I still don’t know much about this world and the vampires, the world didn’t come alive.
To conclude: this just wasn’t the book for me. The story wasn’t interesting, I didn’t care about the characters and din’t understand them, there was almost no world building and the world didn’t make sense because of that.
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Wow, a very honest review! The blurb sounds interesting, but hearing your negative points about the book, makes me realize it will not be a book for me! Thanks for this honest review, Lolita!
Thanks, sometimes it is difficult writing 2 stars reviews, but It’s always great to hear my review helped someone decide whether to read it or not.
I am sure there are people who like this book, but it just wasn’t a book for me.