Aurora Sky is FREE on Amazon right now.
This is one of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors.
Just to make things even better, at the bottom of this post is a giveaway! You can win a copy of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter as an AUDIOBOOK!
Since it’s only February 26th, we are still doing our 28 days of reviews! So here is my review of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter! I wrote it quite a while ago, but I’m posting it again with the hopes that you will pop over to Amazon and one click your little hearts out.
What a great book. I have wanted to check out this series for a while now, and I’m really glad I’ve finally had the chance. It was a fun read and had plenty of elements to enjoy.
Aurora Sky is a high school senior who is involved in a violent car accident. When she wakes up on a military base, she is informed that she has been given transplant organs, and due to her extremely rare blood type, she has been recruited to become a vampire hunter. Her mother has signed her up in exchange for the organization saving Aurora’s life. They have modified her blood to make it somewhat toxic to vampires. She now must spend the rest of her life hunting and getting vampires to bite her so the assassins can finish the job once the vamps are incapacitated. The book follows Aurora’s adjustment from normal teenage girl to not so normal teenage ass kicker.
Now for how I felt about the book. Aurora’s MOM signed her up for this. As a parent I get that she just wanted to save her daughter, but I have a feeling she didn’t really think it through before committing her daughter to a life completely different than she had planned. I would have been highly pissed if my mom signed me up like that. I think Aurora took the whole situation pretty well.
The relationships with the people that Aurora knows were a little off for me. I can’t entirely explain why, I just felt like something was missing. The fact that her bff Denise totally stopped talking to her was weird. We aren’t given a reason why or anything. The on and off feeling we get from Fane was frustrating because I couldn’t tell what the hell was going on with him. I wanted him to figure out what he was doing and stick with it. Some of the characters felt like they were there to be space fillers, not really doing enough of anything to add to the story. The scene with Scott Stevens was pretty lame to me. I think Jefford could have done much better with that type of scene. I understand that it wasn’t meant to be a perfect situation, but it just felt wrong. Her new friends that she meets in the bathroom pretty much disappear after a little while. I can’t imagine her having been ostracized for being in the car accident, so I don’t get why she didn’t have ANY friends at that point. And why on earth did everyone at Marcus’s party just accept her with open arms, no questions asked if they are trying to keep themselves hidden? To me, that seems like vampires TRYING to get staked!
I loooooved Dante’s character. He was hilarious. Great personality, sounds pretty hot. Hero material all the way. Seriously boyfriend potential.
As much as what I wrote above probably sounds like I didn’t like this book, I really did. I overlook the “reality” of it all and enjoy the story underneath. I don’t need it to be “real”, I just need it to be enjoyable and fun to read. And it was. It was, in fact, so much fun to read, that I read the next book in the series immediately after I finished this one!
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an unconventional vampire hunting book. No one sparkles, but they can go out in the sun to some degree. There are action scenes as well as feely scenes, but nothing inappropriate for younger audiences. I would forwarn you though. In the 2nd book there is a fantasy sex type scene and a lot more f-bombs. So if you are going to give it to a younger reader, you may want to check it out yourself first just to make sure your reader is mature enough for that sort of scene. It’s a pretty easy scene though.
1 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Audiobook (INT)