November 11, 2010

Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel

Young Adult
Infinite Days (Vampire Queen)Pages: 336
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: August 3, 2010

"Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than one."
Those were some of Rhode's last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.
It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste.
Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.
I never expected to fall in love with someone else that wasn't Rhode.
But Justin was...daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream.
I never expected to be sixteen again...then again, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me...

I am not quite sure why I enjoyed this so much if it's exactly what I've been trying to avoid (mysterious plot about a paranormal creature and a human falling in love against all odds and being in mortal danger because of it) but, being a die-hard True Blood fan, a new book series named "Vampire Queen" was certainly appealing.

Whatever the reason, I was instantly sucked into the novel and the first third of the book was almost unputdownable for me. Truth is, I love historical fiction. I also love vampires (well-done unsparkly ones). At the beginning of the story, since -- is a vampire that has been alive for almos 600 years, we get a lot of pre-story--stuff that happened centuries ago. This had a hypnotizing effect on me. I still need more! I need a prequel series!

I normally love books set in boarding school, but in this case it didn't feel relevant at all. The characters were interesting, specially the vampires. Justin aka super-hot human love interest, was unfortunately plain and boring. I'm craving Rhode instead *swoon*. Though I liked the fact that, in spite of it being a love story, she has had love stories before (duh, she's 600!).

The writing was good, the voice sort of felt like a very old person, yet sometimes it felt forced. But overall I enjoyed Lhena's voice a lot. There were these fun moments when her lack of modern knowledge made me smile.

Overall, a very nice start to a promising series that reminds us that... we'll always have vampires. Cant wait for more!


  1. Glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for the review.

  2. Whoa, this sounds like an interesting concept. But it's a must read for me. Esp with the paranormal romance stuff. Teehee :) Thanks for your review!


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