Summary: Fans of Vampire Diaries and Twilight will be thirsting for this latest vampire addiction…
My aunt has been kidnapped by vampires, and it’s up to me to save her. Only…I had no idea vampires existed. None. Nada. I’m more of a reader than a fighter, and even though I’d been wishing to escape my boring existence in the middle of nowhere, I’d give anything to have it back now if it meant my aunt was safe.
Then there’s the vampire Sebastian, who seems slightly nicer than most of the bloodsuckers I’ve run into so far. Yes, he’s the hottest being I’ve ever come across, but there’s no way I can trust him. He swears he’s helping me get answers, but there’s more to his story. Now I’m a key pawn in a raging vampire war, and I need to pick the right ally.
But my chances of surviving this war are slim at best, when the side I choose might be the one that wants me dead the most.
Review: 3 stars
I received a copy from Netgalley for an honest review.
As far as vampire books go, Risen was good. They compared it to Twilight and this is nothing like that. It had a good plot and the pacing was fast with action that never stopped. The world building was okay and I enjoyed the characters. It was a fun, fast read.
But most of the questions you have in the beginning never get answered by the end. It moves so fast that you don’t get emotionally invested in the characters. There isn’t really anything that makes it stand out above the hundreds of other vampire books out there, besides the cover.
There were a few twists that I didn’t see coming and it did have a cool plot. Although the characters didn’t annoy me, they kind of fell flat personality wise. I didn’t really feel invested in the romance on this one. It just feels as if it fell short. Especially with that ending. Questions are left unanswered and the story feels unresolved. It’s good, but not a book that stands out.