August 30, 2012

Pretty When She Dies Review

Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater

Goodreads Blurb
Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...

... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.

But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation... or her death?

My  Review

I received this book from the author for an honest review. Amaliya wakes up in the ground and fights her way to the surface. She is disoriented and heads back to her dorm. There she takes a shower and tries to remember for sure who she is and what is going on. As her memory starts to slowly return she throws some clothes on, grabs what money she has and leaves. She finds herself at an hidden party and realizes what she is she is a vampire. The man who made her one and killed her shows up and makes sure no one escapes her as she feeds. Soon after that he tells her she is on her own and he doesn't offer to tell her anything about her vampire abilities or what not to do. Now she is on the move trying to figure things out for herself, hide from the law, all along not knowing she is being chased by an evil person.

Amaliya is a phenomenal character. She is tough, likes to be different from those around ( good thing huh her being a vampire now), but above all else she wants to live well as much as she can live. Cian is the vampire she comes across when hunting for someone to help her control herself and what to expect. Up to this point she has just tried to do her best. Cian brings her home with him to the distress of his human fiance Samantha and his servant Roberto. Samantha is a someone who see Cian as Edward from Twilight. She doesn't get that vampires aren't nice and sparkly. Cian learns from Amaliya who turned her into a vampire and tells her that her maker is actually The Summoner. The same vampire who made him and is one of the most evil vampires there is. She is also told he has special powers and that he plays games with new vampires turning them and then tossing them out to see how long they will make it before he kills them. Amaliya isn't your typical vampire either. Also we have Amaliya's grandmother. I love this grandmother she is such a tough old woman you can not help but to love her. She doesn't care what she says as long as she gets her way. Her way usually being trying to help her granddaughter.

I really loved this book. The feel of it is very dark and sucks you right into it. The vampires in this book are amazing they fight, love, and try to live their own lives in their own territories. The plot is great and I love the writing style of Rhiannon Frater. She really knows how to keep you on the edge of your toes. This isn't no light weight vampire book if that is what you are looking for this is a harder grown up version. The fight scenes are very intense and bloody. The love scenes are intense and bloody as lol. I found myself feeling sorry for Amaliya a lot of times even when she was killing people you could tell she didn't want to. You get to see what kind of life she had growing up and think how did she turn out as good as she is. Think Jerry Springer and you have how her life used to be. It has some witty remarks you can't help but laugh at at times. Every time Samantha comes into a scene I just get ready cause I know it will be good. I know I am rambling but if I could I would put this book in peoples hands and tell them to read this book. The whole time they were reading i would also be going have you got to such and such part. Yeah it's the kind of book you want to blurt out things cause you can't wait for people to read it. So if you want a grown up vampire book or just looking for a change grab this so I can bug you to see if you have got to a certain part.

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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