Author: Mikayla Elliot
Published: 31st July 2018
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she quickly discovers she is the target of a vampire, Zachariah, seeking to stop her from altering the vampire lineage. She must decide which path she will take while trying to protect the family she left behind, and discovering a past she cannot escape.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer – I received a copy from the Author. This as always does not affect my review in anyway)
Review: Vampires? Check. Good vampires vs Evil? Check. Sword fights? Check. Overused vampire clique? Nope. Perfect onto the review. I really like how it played out, you knew who the bad guy was but at the same time you didn’t really know just how bad he was. He started off good and loved, then time just made him mean. I like how that was kind of explained, he wasn’t evil for the sake of evil. He had his reasons, and you could understand them. Same with the people who joined him, they had their reasons. You couldn’t fault them for it.
I also liked the other elements/concept that were thrown it. It kept the whole vampire side fresh. They were made to fight evil, to keep the balance between the two sides. It not a concept you come across very often, if at all. Like not feeding on humans/changing anyone you liked, isn’t a very common used vampire concept. A lot wasn’t explained straight away, you had to figure it all out at the same pace as the main character. I did feel however that some things could have been explained better, it seemed to jump a bit too much. One second it was on about one thing then it flipped to another thing. It made figuring out the backdrop to the story a lot harder. I also found myself having to reread some sentences a few times, just to understand them. I think some of the sentences could have been shorten or more, used. Not sure whether this was an issue just for me.
“Mikayla holds a Bachelor’s in Business Mangement from the University of Phoenix, and feels the debt deep in her soul and pockets.” I liked this part on the back of the book under About the Author. Made me giggle. Sorry.
Would I Recommend it? Yes, great vampire story.