Author: Karly Kirkpatrick
17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life. If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to her.
Vicki wakes up in a coffin and has no idea why. Thinking that this must be some kind of prank, she quickly learns this was not a joke. She has been in a coffin for 5 days and her family thinks she’s dead. Vicki has been turned into a vampire. With no one to help guide her and teach her about her abilities, Vicki runs to Chicago to keep her family safe from her. Vicki meets Drake, a human boy that immediately catches her eye and her heart. Vicki tries to blend in as a normal teen by compelling everyone that she is a normal girl. When vampires start showing up at night trying to take her, Vicki starts killing. Vicki will need the help of Drake and his friends if she was to stay alive, alive as a vampire, and stay with Drake. This book is a true YA, vampire story. Vicki may be strong but she is needy and immature. It was tough to believe she was supposed to be a senior in High School. She shows that she cares for her family by moving away from them, but shows herself to be selfish when she tells herself she doesn’t want to be alone and puts everyone around her in danger because she wants to go back to high school and have a human life again. Ultimately the one she loves pays the most. There are small fighting scenes that are very quick and all of the action/drama happens right at the end and you don’t really get to know much about the villain/other vampires. Although I believe that many young adults will like this story, it was just to YA for me.
Rating: 2 out of 5