Release Date: August 3, 2010
She longs to be like everybody else. But her history is written in blood...Lenah Beaudonte is in many ways your average sixteen-year-old: the “new girl,” she struggles to fit in enough to survive at school, and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy captain of the lacrosse team. But her challenges are beyond what anyone could have expected. Lenah just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire turned human…She’s just awakened from a century-long hibernation and each passing hour hears another tick of the time-bomb, counting down to the moment when her abandoned vampire coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping, and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as the passing moments allow. But, to do so, she must first answer the ominous questions at hand: Can an ex-vampire survive in a time and place so alien to her? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?
I have mix feelings about this book. So you might not agree with me when you read the book, if you decide to. I was fortunate enough to win this book on a Goodreads giveaway. Thank You Eileen!I realize that I shouldn't take feeling warmth in my skin and tears in my eyes for granted. That's what Lenah Beaudonte had to live without for about 500 years. That's why she yearned to be human again so much. But she had to learn how to survive in the twenty-first century in order to do that.And I understand why Lenah behaves the way she does: confused,violent, and sometimes superior. I'm not going to spoil it for you.Much. The Plot of the story was incredible. And the way that the author describes what Lenah sees--with so much detail and
feeling-- was impressive.
But my reading pet peeve, is that if the guy that I want the main character to end up with doesn't end up with her, I get sort of upset. Then I get over it. But it also changes the way I feel about a book. Tony, one of the male characters was my absolute favorite: artistic,energetic, and funny. And then there's Justin:Popular, extremely good-looking, and rich. Total cliche when the pretty girl ends up with the hot guy, plus the vampires of course.Throughout the book she changes from a completely ravenous and angry vampire, to a considerate and gentle being.She learns to love and give second chances. And then there's the ending, totally unexpected and surprising.And one heck of a cliff-hanger.
Rating: For now until I find another way to rate I will use numbers: 3.5/5
Teaser Quote! "I don't know. You're sick? You have that weird disease where you can't go out in the sun?"Pg.189.