Mar 26, 2013

{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway of Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford

Transfusion by Nikki Jefford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: New Adult Paranormal
THEME: Romance, Mystery, Vampires
AUTHORS BLOG: Nikki Jeffords' Site


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?

Great start to a new series by Nikki Jefford, a new twist to vampires and hunter, one that is a mix of Japanese anime Blood Plus and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you haven’t seen either of those, then get ready for some vampire butt kicking, high school drama, romance and government conspiracy.

Trasfusion follows Aurora Sky, a normal teenage girl whose popularity is down the drain, but it doesn’t matter because shes got college on the brain and cant wait to get out of Alaska. That is until a terrible accident changes everything and she is given a difficult decision to work for the government to hunt vampires and become their weapon.

Aurora Sky (by the way I love this name) is someone who has a good head on her shoulders. She wants to go to Notre Dame and start over in a town that is warmer than Alaska. After her accident she is pretty much forced into being a vampire hunter and her mother practically signs her life away. I felt bad for her at the beginning because she’s pretty alone. But then after the accident changes into a more adventurous and provocative character, that I felt was a bit too over the top. It was a drastic change but in a way understandable after being forced into a life she didn’t want and her family not really understand whats happening to her. I also liked her bond with her mentor, that I hope we get some more training scenes with in the future, I kind of fell for the fellow hunter Dante.

Fane at the beginning I wasn’t sure if I liked him or not,. He’s mysterious, gothic and would give any girl the chills with his intense demeanor. As the story moves on I began to love this guy, deep down he’s good caring person that lives a certain life. I don’t want to give anymore away about this charmer.

Overall I still have a lot of questions, especially about the Agency and if they have any other ulterior motives. I hope to see more of Aurora coming into her hunter self, having to use her blood to fight against vampires is one thing but battling with weapons makes her even more kick butt. Lastly I’d like to know more about her family, her mother seems like a sweet person and her father is a big mystery, I don’t get him. The setting is perfect for a vampire story, being set in cold Alaska, you can only imagine how many vampires would like to be there. I ‘ll definetly be continuing this series to see how what’s next for Aurora and Fane.

This is a Young Adult that I would categorize as more New Adult Paranormal with the mature content. Fans od The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and The Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill will enjoy this vampire goodness by Nikki Jefford.

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