Thursday, January 31

Book Review: Out For Blood

Title: Out for Blood

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Pages: 292

"Hey, Buffy."
I froze. "My name's Hunter."
"I know." Quinn grinned. "But you've got the whole Buffy thing going. Though I think you're cuter."
I was not going to giggle. I wasn't that kind of girl.
And hunters didn't giggle at vampires.
It was an unspoken rule.

Thanks to her special friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter Wild - star student at the Helios-Ra Academy - receives a secret invitation to Helena Drake's coronation. For the first time she sees the difference between vampires who must be hunted and vampires who are friends . . . and maybe even more. When students at the academy begin falling victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter is shocked to realize that she must rely on Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire, to help save the future of the institution that is his sworn enemy. Who said senior year would be easy?

My Rating: 6.75/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the book, I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous books in the series, but it also had a few intriguing parts to it.

As usual, I found it hard to get into the book, because it's a young adult novel, and sometimes I find it to be annoying, reading the voice of a young adult, and the whole package that comes with it. The focus of their lives, the immaturity - it just doesn't grip me in a novel. Sometimes I can get through it, like in the previous two books I've read, and sometimes I want to give up and chuck the book at the wall - and for this book it was a close call. I till enjoyed the overall story, it has a lot of potential, and setting aside all of the young adult stuff, the focus and mystery I guess you could call it throughout the book was an interesting one, and there were times I wanted to figure out what was happening and the story behind the mysterious sickness. In fact, it was my favourite part of the book, and the author did a great job at exploring it naturally and managed to surprise me when it was revealed who was behind it.

Overall, it wasn't a bad addition to the series, not my favourite, but it does carry the larger story on, and I will finish the series.

Would I recommend it to read: I would. I didn't love it, but I know a lot of readers who love this genre and compared to some of the other books I've read in the genre, this one is one of the best.

What to read next: The final books (there's two or three more I believe) in the series, Kelley Armstrong YA books.

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, Alphabet Challenge, Canadian Book Challenge VI, Mount TBR Challenge, Read-a-latte Challenge

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