Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1
Publisher: Nikki Jefford
Date Published: February 25th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Coming of Age, Paranormal, Vampires
Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Em Eldridge
Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom
Description: Better to be a hunter, not prey. Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life. In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends—including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction. Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I generally enjoyed Aurora Sky and thought the book had an interesting premise. I liked how the vampire hunters were selected by the Government based on their special blood type and were found out about after they nearly died and needed the special medical attention the Government agency was able to provide. In exchange, these people are now agents and vampire hunters. Aurora gets hit by an oncoming car, and almost dies. I thought it was clever that she said life ends on a curse (since, you know, both drivers said “oh $(%*” prior to the collision). This kind of set the tone for the book for me, and I enjoyed other banter and sarcasm from the characters. After Aurora’s accident and forced new job, she kind of becomes a rebellious teenager (well, she’s 18 but in her last semester of high school) and starts hanging out with a rough crowd and engaging in some possibly dangerous behavior. I liked that she became tough but still hated murdering vampires, and I like how she adapted in all the scary situations.
What I didn’t like was the way we were pretty much beaten over the head with the fact that Fane was likely a vampire (so this is not a spoiler) but Aurora had no idea until her friend told her. COME ON! SO obvious that it was annoying.
I’m definitely curious to see where this goes, so this gets a solid 3.5 stars from me. A good read, an interesting premise, but not without some flaws.