Blood doesn't just make her who she is... it also makes her what she is.
Like being a 16-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can't get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the... blood.
Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle - high school, peer pressure, and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He's smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa's dream of a having the perfect boyfriend turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theater and kidnap her date.
Once again, Tessa finds herself torn between the human world and the vampire one. Will blood own out? Can she make peace with who she is - as well as what?
Warning: This book contains some swearing.
©2011 Dale Mayer (P)2013 The Killion Group
Narrator was awful. I listen to a lot of audible books and this narrator is the worst one I have run across. Had to quit at chapter 4.
This book is not as good as I thought it would be. I really like Vampires so I thought this book would keep me interested but it didn't. I think the book took some getting used to. I wasn't sure I liked the story line either. This book just wasn't for me.
The plot line of this story is actually pretty good, as is the character development--at least for some characters. The problems lie in two directions: the narrator sounds as though she was pulled from doing voice overs for real estate listings, and the writer, while imaginative, has difficulty writing smoothly. Lowe's narrative and dialogue are clunky and poorly thought out. This book could have done with a good editor and a far better narrator.
I liked it enough--even with the deadpan narration--to purchase the second in the series, but it's literally painful to listen to, and I can't imagine ever listening to them again. If there is another in the series, I will be buying it on Kindle.
The other problem I had with the books is a lack of general background. It seemed as though this series really needed a detailed prologue.
I am an author as well as a budding audio book lover.
This story had some entertainment value. I enjoyed Tessa's character but think it lacked overall in plot and character development. Overall it was like eating dry toast. Tessa is half human and vampire - a genetic anomaly. Because of this quirk of nature she has human qualities that set her apart from her vampire family. I liked that part and relating it to a teen as they tend to be insecure anyways and find all kinds of things wrong with themselves.
The narrator was good but for me her voice sounded too adult for a teenager. I wasn't taken in by the book and won't be reading or listening to more of this series but may try this author out again with a different genre.
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