Friday, May 25, 2012
Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies #1)
Pretty When She Dies
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...
Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.
All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.
But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation... or her death?
What an unexpected good story. When I first began reading this I was a little worried it would fall short, but I really liked it. This was one of the darker vampire stories I have read. More killing and blood than romance which was a change, but a good change for me. Amaliya was a college student with a bad home life trying to discover herself. When one of her attractive college professors invites her to have coffee she has no idea that he was a very old vampire wanting to use her for his own entertainment. When she wakes up and realizes she is a vampire herself, she is left alone with no one to help guide her. This is where Amaliya's story takes off on her adventure to find help. I won't give out much more detail because it is a longer story but each day there is an adventure for Amaylia and you feel such excitement to see what's going to happen next for her or where is she going to go. I am excited to see where she goes in the next book.
Rating 4 out of 5