Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Unrequited book tour for Emily Shaffer. I have to say I absolutely love the book cover! It doesn't scream vampire book but it makes you really think!
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
REVIEW:Even though I love my shifter books I always have a soft spot for vampires, especially when there is romance and some unique storytelling. Lets just say Shaffer is pretty awesome not taking the typical vampire story, but kicking it up a notch having vampires be pretty much human. Vampires in this book don’t sparkle or hiss at the sight of a cross, nope these guys are pretty much like ninjas; they are hiding among the humans pretending to be normal.
So here is the real twist, Will our lead male vampire believed he’s the only one of his kind that exist. But then he meets Ashton, thus an interested teacher student relationship begins. Will is very, very old and thought he’d spend the rest of his life alone, but with Ashton appearing, the two get to know each other. Even with all the tension (thus Will being the one falling for Ashton more), their chemistry is undeniable,. I liked these two together, even though Will is the easier one to connect too. I think Ashton will start to grow on me but I had a few issues with how she treated Will. All in all Ashton has to go through a lot, her life changes in a terrible way to begin with and reading from her point of view I could just imagine how hard it is to have your life suddenly change.
Overall there is a lot that happens in this first book, I almost wish this was a bit longer and we got more details and background to each of the characters. Especially with the introduction to Griffin, I can’t wait to know more about him. Now don’t get me wrong I adore Will, but I always love the bad boys, especially the ones I can tell the readers are suppose to hate. But nonetheless Griffin has come into the picture and created the dreaded love triangle, but I’m hoping Ashton comes to terms with what her heart really wants. Or at least let Will find a love that will cherish him a bit more than she has shown. The best tidbits about this was reading from Will’s point of view, as you do get Ashton, I loved how Shaffer created the voice for Will and it was interesting to see from his perspective.
In the end this was a quick read with a nice twist to the vampire genre, the ending was a bit of a killer and not sure how I felt about it. But it does get me curious to see what’s going to happen next.
RECOMMENDATION:This is a young adult/new adult paranormal novel. Fans of the Vampire Academy series and the Morganville Vampire series will enjoy this interesting romantic take on vampire with Unrequited by Emily Shaffer.
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