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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.


E.J. Stevens said...

I've been dying to read this. Great review!
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.

Unknown 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.

Marnie said...

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