{Review} Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

June 10, 2014 Reviews, Young Adult 15 ★★

{Review} Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki JeffordAurora Sky by Nikki Jefford
Pages: 260
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.)

YA Review My Thoughts

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.


Don’t just take my word for it…
Check out these reviews by bloggers that LOVED this book:

A Diary of A book Addict gave it 5 stars
Michelle’s Paranormal Vault give it 5 Stars

About Nikki Jefford

Nikki Jefford loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. Books, travel, TV series, hiking, writing and motorcycle riding are her favorite escapes. She loves meeting people from all walks of life, from around the globe, and wouldn’t trade her French husband in for anyone – not even Spike!

She’s a third generation Alaskan, born & raised in Anchorage, now living in Northern Washington. Crazy about her dog, Cosmo. (Writer’s best friend.) The dark side of humanity fascinates her, so long as it’s balanced by humor and romance.

Her favorite TV heroines are Buffy, Veronica Mars, and Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

15 Responses to “{Review} Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford”

  1. kindlemom1

    I hate when a book has a wonderful premises an real potential but the characters are seriously lacking, it is so disheartening!

    Sorry this wasn’t a better read for you, it does sound like it could have really been a stand out read.

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Yea characters make (or break) a story for me, so when one annoys me it is sometimes hard for me to connect with everything else.

      A lot of other readers seem to really like this series and there are 3 or 4 books already out so, maybe you will enjoy it more than I did 🙂

  2. Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    Awe, I have this one. Too bad the characters don’t really stand out all that much, the plot sounds like it is pretty good though. I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

  3. Giselle

    Great review, Michelle. This sounds like a unique take on Vampires and I love that it’s set in Alaska! Aurora sounds like she would be a hit or miss for me. She seems like the kind of personality that would need to grow on me. I did like this author’s author book so I have been meaning to give this series a try. Too bad you didn’t like it as much as you’d hoped, though!

  4. Teresa Mary Rose

    I love vampire books and this does sound like a cool premise so it’s a shame that it falls flat. It’s always tough when you are annoyed by the heroine. Thanks for the honest review.

  5. Jules

    The blurb of the book does sound exciting and different. Too bad it didn’t go through until the end. I haven’t seen this book before tho, I may check it out someday 🙂 Thanks for your honest review! 😀

  6. sherry fundin

    Sorry the book didn’t do it for you. I liked the sound of it, but sometimes it will miss us and hit someone else. Maybe the next will be better. Happy reading.

  7. Livia @ Butterfly-o-Meter Books

    I’m sad it didn’t work out for you 🙁
    Interesting, Fane sounds like the kind of character I would maybe like (har har for bad-boys xD), and I might like Aurora (but I probably wouldn’t lol). There’s just too much risk of no chemistry for me, I think.

  8. kimbacaffeinate

    I am so sorry this fell flat for you. Sometimes even though I don’t connect with the characters I can still appreciate the plot but it sounds like even that struggled to hold your attention. Great review Michelle!

  9. Christy

    Hmm … I trust your judgement of Fane, so I think I’ll pass. I’d probably just end up on a ranting tirade anyway. lol.

  10. Jennifer Bielman

    I agree, the first book of the series was not super engaging and the characters needed work, but I can attest, the rest of the series is pretty badass.

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