Series: Aurora Sky Book #1
Author: Nikki Jefford
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy, Teen & YA
Blurb: 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.
With help from a defiant undercover informant, an overzealous partner, and a beguiling delinquent, Aurora takes on the underworld.
Thoughts: This is part of what I hate about the Young Adult and New Adult genres and why I tend to shy away from those books – with a few exceptions. You can go from a book that has mature characters that you can associate with even though the readers are perhaps older than the characters themselves to a book that leaves the readers unable to relate to the characters. I thought I was safe going for this one – technically, it is listed on Amazon as ‘Mature YA/New Adult’. But reading it? I just couldn’t see it. The characters are so immature and the story itself just doesn’t ring true. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the reason I love the paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy genre is because I love when an author can make the unbelievable believable to me as a reader. This one just lacked that for me.