Transfusion by Nikki Jefford
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: December 9th 2012
Synopsis: 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. And if he’s a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?
There are many books that people read just for the sheer entertainment value. Transfusion is one of those books. Awhile it does have an entertaining vampire story it doesn’t offer anything new to the paranormal genre. Nor does it execute a vampire story better than other popular vampire novels. But it is funfunfunfun.
Aurora is our uniquely names protagonist. She is a very tough girl who goes through a lot of trauma. Her reactions to the things happening to her are fairly realistic. She does have does times when the terrible things to her become to much for her, but she bounces back! Her voice and personality are both disticnt. All in all, Aurora is a character that is easy to root for.
The side characters could have been more fleshed out, I believe. They were good for side characters but I felt like the story could have been a lot better with a fleshed out cast of characters.
The prose and dialogue could have been polished up. Some similes or metaphors felt awkward to me and a few conversation didn’t feel very smooth. But if you just want a book to read to have fun then the awkwardness shouldn’t be that big of a bother.
The story starts out with a big bang! The conflict is introduced quickly and there are some adrenalin pumping action scenes. I loved that about the beginning. But as the story went on drama started to leak into the plot. Instead of blood-sucking vampires and awesome fights there was more drama that could have been left out. More vampire and less drama with have been better 😛
I would recommend Transfusion to people who just want a book that is fun. It isn’t the best book in the world but I got a lot of enjoyment out of it. So if you are having a bad day go read this book and just be happy you aren’t Aurora.
*This post is part of the Aurora Sky Blog Tour. An advanced copy was provided in exchange for a honest review.