Pages: 310 pages
Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.
Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?
My Thoughts: First off, I have to say that the cover is B-E-A-UTIFUL. It’s sparkly and colorful and it represents the book really well. Now for the review part: This book was über-cool! Lenah was an awesome empowering main character and I could somewhat relate to her. One thing that I disliked about her is that there wasn’t really enough of her vampire life for me. I mean, I could tell that she was evil and all, but what else? Oh, and before I forget, the guys in this book are HOT!
The plot was really good. There are a bunch of vampire books in the world, but this one is totally different from most. I won’t say this is the next “Twilight” because this book is so much better than that. I’d say this is the new “Harry Potter” if Harry was a girl vampire (wouldn’t that be funny?)
Rebecca’s way of writing is…awesome! I critique writing abilities hard core and she’s one of the best writers I’ve reviewed-but not the best I’ve read. I’m definitely reading this book again!