Monday, March 25, 2013

Blog Tour Stop! Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter- Review

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (Vol. 1) 
by Nikki Jefford.
Published on: 12/9/12
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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?
My Rating: 4 Coffee Cups!!
Aurora Sky is a senior in high school desperate to escape the frozen tundra she lives in (aka Alaska). She is the good girl. She is the easy to get along with daughter, non-confrontational friend, A student. She tries to stay in the background biding her time until she graduates. That all ends when on a particularly snowy day she gets into a horrific car crash. She shouldn't have made it out alive. And she definitely shouldn't have been able to move, never mind walk, when she woke up. In a government facility at that. She finds out that because of her extremely rare AB negative blood type she was a prime candidate to become a new weapon in the fight against vampires. Basically, when a vampire bites her and tries to drink her genetically altered blood, it poisons them into a paralyzed state making it super easy to kill them. I really like the author's take on how vampires came to be. That it is a disease that mutated the same AB negative blood type. It's a refreshing twist on an old (sometimes overdone) story. Aurora finds out that her mother essentially signed away her life and future in order for her to continue living. Of course, like any normal, relatively sane person, she doesn't believe a word these people say. I really liked the scene where it was proved to her. 
Aurora goes into a bit of a depressed, robotic stage at this point. Yeah she gets to live, but she has to stay in Alaska, around the same people she was so desperate to get away from. She dumps her old friends, makes a bucket list of things to accomplish (kill a vamp, get drunk, kiss a guy and lose v card) and watching her accomplish these things are pretty hilarious. It's not until she meets her mentor and fellow hunter Dante that she starts to come back to life. And Fane. She's known Fane throughout high school. He's the typical bad-boy, loner type of guy that she used to avoid. But he starts showing an interest in her, worrying about her safety and she begins seeing him as more. And by more, I mean possibly likes the taste of blood more?
Aurora goes thru a couple of misadventures, some pretty funny, some pretty dark which is one thing I really liked about this book. Nikki Jefford found an awesome balance between the heavy and the amusing creating a fun world to watch Aurora sift thru. I really am excited to follow this series.
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Tidbits About the Author:
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She is the author of the Spellbound Trilogy and upcoming Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. Nikki married Sebastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.

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