Friday, July 6, 2012

Darkness Comes This Way

Darkness Comes This Way (The Guardians of the Night #1)

Darkness Comes This Way (The Guardians of the Night #1)
Author: Pixie Lynn Whitfield
YA Book
(Amy's Review)
4 out of 5 Stars


Zarah Duncan is a Guardian. It’s an elite job that protects humans and the untainted vampires from the real monsters: those lost to the bloodlust. Rogues infest the city. Missing humans, unsolved cases…Zarah knows what the real cause is and she’s been trained since childhood to destroy them.  But she has a haunting past that catches up one day. Zarah was Rogue once, and until her, no one else has ever cured from the poisoned state of mind before. She’s been labeled a miracle, and the mystery only builds. She gets the awful feeling there’s more to it than just a lucky magical come-back. There are deep, dark secrets being kept. Maybe her boss Nathanial knows something? When she gets paired with a partner, Draven Kinsley, it only adds more difficulty. He hates her and swears that with a single look, she’ll poison him. To make matters worse, her Rogue brother has to show up, and he brings with him a shocking announcement. What Zarah learns from him rocks her entire world upside down. She not only begins to question who and what she is anymore, but it can possibly change the Vampire race forever.
The scary part: someone else knows too…and they’ll do anything to get her special blood, spelling disaster for the humans that Guardians have secretly been protecting for decades.

I really liked this story.  It grabs you right from the beginning with a tough kick ass character.  Zarah is different than most vampires, she was able to be cured from being Rogue.  She now spends her days finding other rogue vampires and killing them.  When she has been forced to team up with another Guardian vampire, Draven, everything changes.  While on a hunt, Zarah and Draven are ambushed by Rogues, not just any rogue but her brother Thomas.  Thomas will help Zarah and Draven fight the Rogues, who are now after Zarah for her unique blood.  Although this is a YA read, there were times that Zarah and Draven had such fire between the two that you just wished it was an adult book.  There is such action in this book that you keep turning the page wanting to see what happens next.  Some books with this much going on makes you feel overwhelmed but Pixie makes it work so you're not.  She has created a unique world with different types of vampires that is easily believable and realistic in a paranormal fashion.  I look forward to the next book.

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