Buy Link: Amazon
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: December 9, 2012
Series: #1 (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter)
Source: author (review copy)
“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?
For ages 16+”
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was kick ass of course since our protagonists are vampire hunters. Aurora Sky is our 18 year old protagonist, and when the story starts out, she isn’t a vampire hunter…yet. Aurora was crazy, independent, and kick ass. Sometimes her craziness annoyed me though (how crazy she acted with Fane, her boyfriend). I do like how she wants to do things her way and she does not let her mom get in the way. Fane is a kick ass too and the bad boy type, but when it comes to Aurora, he shows his soft side which I think is cute! There is also a twist about one of the characters which I kind of figured out almost halfway through the book, but maybe some readers won’t & will be surprised. Who knows.
The book is fast paced with a lot of actions which made me hooked on to the story. I just don’t like books that drags on. This one did not! *Claps* The only thing I did not like is I feel like the information that there was such thing as vampires was presented too rapid and too fast to take in. The information was thrown in like someone just snapped their finger and *boom* vampires existed. More facts could have been said in the book (how they came to Earth, Alaska, etc.). I do like Aurora’s reaction and how she took in and accepted that there were vampires. She didn’t just accept in immediately. You could see how she progresses with the idea that there is a vampire and she has to kill them. Also I wish more vampire killing took place, but she was still a newbie at killing vampires, so maybe the 2nd book has more of that stuff. I do recommend you all reading Aurora Sky. It was a good read and you’ll like it, especially if you’re up for some vampire slaying story!
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt – especially ones who go by the name of Buffy. She is the author of the YA paranormal romance trilogy SPELLBOUND. 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.
Q: How is Aurora Sky different from your other books?
Unlike Spellbound, there’s no magic in Aurora Sky. Aurora has to rely on her toxic blood and brutal force for protection. Aurora Sky is also a cross-over from YA to New Adult and will lean more toward NA as the series progresses.
Q: Why did you choose Aurora Sky to take place in Alaska?
I was determined to eventually to set a novel in my home state. Vampires love the cold and dark. It made sense that they’d flock to Alaska.
Q: If you wake up one day as a vampire, what’s the first thing you would do?
Drink blood – straight from someone’s vein. The vein of a willing subject, naturally. 😉
Q: Do you have a favorite vampire movie/show? If so, what is it?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer! My Buffy withdrawals are what inspired Aurora Sky.
Q: What are your top 5 favorite vampire books?
I am more of a fantasy buff, but I did enjoy ReVamped by Ada Adams, Vaempires: Revolution by Thomas Winship, and Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. I’d really like to check out the Night Huntress series, as well. I’m keeping my eyes out for more vampire reads. Suggestions? 😉
ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY HERE (AT NIKKI JEFFORD’S BLOG)