- Pub. Date: August 2010
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Format: Paperback, 336pp
- Sales Rank: 20,780
"Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you...no one."
Those were some of Rhode's last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.
It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste.
Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.
I never expected to fall in love with someone else that wasn't Rhode.
But Justin was...daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream.
I never expected to be sixteen again...then again, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me...My Thoughts:
This is the second really good book I had the pleasure of reading this week.
I found this book to be nothing short of great. The characters were interesting. The idea behind the story was unique and held my attention. Oh and the vampires? They're vampires! They like to kill and drink blood and all that good stuff. Don't get me wrong I love most of the vampire books out these days but I have to admit I missed vampires being vampires.
I enjoyed Lenah's character and watching her transform from blood thirsty vampire to human and regaining her sense of humanity. It's not a transformation we normally see these days in vampire books. It's usually the other way around. It was a refreshing change of pace.
I liked most of the characters. Tony being one of my absolute favorites. He's a painter and he painted a picture I wish I could really see. Just hearing about it makes me long to see it come to life.
Also I have to say I was caught off guard more than once with stuff that happened. By the end of a book, I usually have a good idea of how it will all play out. Not this time. I was surprised by a few things that happened. Admittedly this added to my enjoyment.
Author's Blog: Rebecca Maizel