Published by Createspace Independent Pub on January 1, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
Her blood is toxic to vampires.
If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either.
Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job...by hand.
Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.
(Mature YA/New Adult series. Contains mild language, violence, sexual situations . . . and blood sucking.)
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter seemed like it was a unique take on a vampire story. Aurora Sky is a senior at a high school in Alaska, and she can’t wait to get out of town. But before any of that can happen she is swept away by some government agents. Apparently, her blood is toxic to vampires. The premise had so much promise and I can see a lot of people easily enjoying this series. It is a classic young adult paranormal vampire tale. Sadly, the story didn’t capture my attention and the characters fell a bit flat for me.
Initially, I really felt for Aurora. My heart really went out to her. She had a hard shake of it at the beginning, but then the more and more she started opening her mouth , the more she started to annoy me. I liked her sense of humor. She was funny, but she was also petulant and immature. I just couldn’t connect with her. But at least I liked her more than Fane. I get the appeal of a bad boy, and even more so as a brooding dark and stormy vampire, but Fane just seemed…mean. Again, I think I might be in the minority of this one. I can see him as a guy that people will love, he just isn’t my particular taste for a book boyfriend.
The plot of Aurora Sky was a bigger hit with me than the characters, but most of the time it felt blah to me. I wasn’t engaged in the story. I liked it, but there were a couple of times that I had to force myself to keep reading. The start of the book was confusing and I didn’t know everything that was going on, but because I wasn’t as invested in the book, I found myself just not caring as much. The Vampire Hunter series has potential, and I can see lots of teens loving it, but it wasn’t the book for me. I don’t think I will be continuing this series, but if you love young adult vampire paranormals, you should still give it a try.