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Saturday, March 26, 2011

43) Afterlight by Elle Jasper

The Blurb -

Savannah's most unconventional tattoo artist, Riley Poe, lives on the edge. Now she's put over the edge when her younger brother is taken by a sinister cult led by vampires. Her only ally is the hot-tempered vampire Eli Dupre, attracted to Riley's beauty and rare blood type. To save her brother from certain un-death, Riley faces dangers she's never dreamed of, ruthless bloodthirsty enemies, and an evil of endless hunger that wants to devour it all...

My Thoughts -

I have been dying to read this book as soon as I saw the cover and read the blurb. Unfortunately I had to wait a while before getting hold of a copy but it was worth the wait. This was everything I expected it to be and a little bit more. I started this book this afternoon and except for a few short breaks I read this within a few hours. I just couldn't stop.

A new concept and a cool lead character is what struck and grabbed me straight away. Then the development of the plot and the unusual characters made things even more interesting and readable. I was hooked and couldn't stop myself from rushing through this one because I needed to know what happened and how things would end.

Super paranormal elements and well written the only problem I do have with this book is the lack of breaks. The chapters are extremely long and don't make any kind of breaks. This made reading the book a little uncomfortable and frustrating at times. I need a little breather now and again to think about what just happened and this book doesn't really give you a chance very often.

Other than that little quirk I really liked this debut. The Dark Ink Chronicles is going on my must read list for now and I am adding the second book, Everdark, to my wishlist. If you haven' had the pleasure of reading this one yet then give it a try. It isn't perfect but it is an extremely good read.

5 comments:

E.J. Stevens said...

I've been dying to read this. Great review!
xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

Aurian said...

Mmm sounds like a good book for me. I love a strong and feisty heroine. I'll keep it in mind.

Amberkatze said...

@ E.J - I hope you get a copy soon!

@ Aurian - You know you want to add it to your wishlist ;)

Sharon S. said...

cool. I've had my eye on this one for a while. Thanks for the review.

MarnieColette said...

I've been thinking about this one... your review help put it in the TBB pile thanks