The fight for survival begins. An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race. So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive. How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?
From the minute I saw this cover & read the synopsis I knew I was going to love this book. And I was so NOT disappointing! It was fast, interesting, and full of surprises. I can not tell you how GOOD this book was because that would spoil it, but trust me it was GOOD! I really liked the begging, it made you feel a peace a tranquility and then BAM! Your trying to run for your life. It was intense & you were so NOT expecting it! It set the pace for the book & I really liked that it never slowed down! ^_^ Oh the characters. I loved Zee, she wanted to explore & live a little. I felt all her emotions once she was turned & I LOVED her scenes with Lucas. He was cold @ first but soon he loosens up. PLUS the vampire world in this book is so different & cool yet scary! There is so much action & there are deaths. Although i really hated watching a certain character go (i was as Torn as Lucas)! But Zee is always in danger because she is different & Special yet she tries to be strong. I could not believe some of the things in this book but i LOVED the story & the action! Overall, it was a really great read. I could NOT stop reading it. It never bored me & i loved the story! You must give this book a try! So 4.5/5 GOLDEN FEATHERS!!!
My Thought's (Lisseth):
A human girl will be re-born a vampire. She will shed the blood of all who walk in darkness and bring about the death of the entire vampire race. —Ancient vampire prophecy Chapter 1The sun’s down. I am so dead. I walked out of the bakery with a box of cannoli balanced in my hands and when I saw the dark sky, my smile faded. I shouldered my way through the crowds and rushed into a piazza. The clock on the church tower read 9:25 p.m. I rounded the fountain in the center of the square, my flip flops slapping at my heels. I shifted my box of pastries so that it was under my arm like a football and quickened my pace. Sofia is going to kill me. When I left the house at 7:30 p.m., I had told her that I’d be only twenty minutes. But I’d lost track of time wandering the narrow cobblestone streets, snapping pictures. So far, I wasn’t being a good guest in her home. Two days ago, I had accidentally used dishwasher soap in her laundry machine, producing a titanic bubble bath. This was not the way to redeem myself. A few people sat on the stone stairs around the fountain. A bearded man plucked at a guitar and nodded his head. A woman reclined against her boyfriend, her hands on his knees as if they were the arms of a chair. One young man stood alone on the top of the stairs. His hands were in the pockets of a charcoal coat with an asymmetrical zipper that cut across his chest. His face was backlit against the street lamps, but I knew that he was staring at me. He had such rigid posture that nothing but his head moved as he watched me cross the square.I dropped my gaze. The straps of my backpack dug into my shoulders and shifted my Tshirt. I tugged at the hem so that the Canadian flag was centered in the middle of my chest. He probably wants to rob me. My father had warned me about pickpockets in Rome. A few days before my trip, he had come into my room with a bulgy blue fanny pack: “To keep your valuables safe.” From the corner of my eye I could still see the man’s face pointed in my direction, and I heard my best friend’s voice in my head. Zee, he’s checking you out. See if he’s hot. Ryka had encouraged me to have a summer fling. The only fling I’d ever had with a guy was when Felix Lewis flung me in the air during cheerleading tryouts. “Find someone and have fun,” but avoid the bad guys, she had said. She wanted me to keep my other valuables safe. Pretending to look back at the clock, I glanced at the fountain. The guy was gone. I searched the piazza but didn’t see him. Too bad. He might have been cute. Would his trying to pick my back pocket count as second base? I turned down a lane sandwiched between two square buildings and wove through a group of men in soccer jerseys. An old man in an undershirt and house slippers stood in the street with a dusty poodle, and I returned his sullen glare with a smile and a nod. After walking several minutes, something seemed wrong.
About the Author:
Wynne Channing is an award-winning national newspaper reporter and young adult novelist. She started writing horror/fantasy tales as a girl. She still has the first novel that she wrote when she was 10. It’s (unintentionally) hilarious. Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite). She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.” Find & Follow her on: Website/ Facebook/ Twitter/ Goodreads
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