Author: Rebecca Maizel
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Age Level: Young Adult
Publication: August 2010
Source: For review, Around The World Tours
After being an evil vampire queen for over 500 years, Lenah desires to be human again. She and her vampire love perform a dangerous ritual that will turn her human again, but unbeknownst to her, will kill him. She wakes up as a teenage girl at Wickham Boarding School, where she has the chance to live life again as a human, make friends, and even fall in love again. Things are going great, but the vampire coven she ruled over is angrily searching for her… and they want their queen back. They’ll stop at nothing to find her and get her back, even if it means bloodshed of those she now loves…
I wasn’t too sure about this book going into it because of the vampires and all of that… it’s not really my thing… but holy cannoli… I was blown away by this magnificent, magical, and engaging book! And yes, I really did just say holy cannoli. I was sucked into this story immediately and felt for Lenah immensely, even though she was a complete terror while she was a vampire.
A cool aspect of this book was the back and forth. Flashbacks of Lenah’s past were interwoven quite often within the main storyline of her being at Wickham as a mortal being again. We see how she became a vampire 500 years ago, and see many scenes and flashbacks of her time as a vampire, and all the terror she caused. It was almost as if two stories were going on side by side which was really neat. It combines the whole vampire myth/ paranormal aspect with boarding school, teenage drama – something for everyone!
This book really was gripping. It kept me turning the pages at a fast pace. I wanted to know about Lenah’s newfound romance at Wickham, and what he would think if he knew she was a vampire… I needed to see what would happen when the coven arrived… I had a desperate desire to find out if Lenah could make it as a human. I was so involved in this story.
Even if you’re not into the vampire thing, like me, I’d recommend giving this new series a try anyways. It’s not the typical vampire read so don’t let that scare you off! It’s unique as all get out, and I adored it. I anxiously await the next installment!
My Rating: 5/5