Title: New Blood
Author: Donna Ansari
Genre: Urban fantasy
I really enjoyed this light, entertaining and occaisonally surprising read. It’s a short novel, a length I really like because you can read it in one evening when the rest of the family is watching TV.
Blurb:Emma Hammond is a normal young woman living in New York City whose life changes forever when one misstep brings her very close to death. Luckily, Alex Thompson, a handsome stranger (who also happens to be a vampire), jumps in to save her, turning Emma into a vampire. She quickly discovers the numerous advantages (no more allergies, glasses, or acne) and slight drawbacks (wanting to eat her boyfriend) of joining the ranks of the creatures of the night. But Emma soon finds out her new undead life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when she gets pulled in to an age-old dispute between two feuding vampire clans.
Emma has a delightfully pragmatic view of her changed life and has a wonderful ability to adapt to change quickly. Some might find this a little unbelievable but frankly with all the vampire literature around these days, it’s quite realistic and extremely refreshing. I enjoyed Emma and in fact all the characters a great deal. The scene where Emma tried to convince her best friend that she is a vampire was delightful.
This book has surprises. My initial impression was that it was a fairly ordinary book, well put together but fairly straightforward, then things began to unravel. Alex isn’t telling her everything, not by a long shot and Emma starts to question everything that happened. She suspects there is a lot more to the seemingly simple events that led to her turning into a vampire and the situation she finds herself in is a lot more complicated than she first thought. This mystery deepens the story and makes me keen to read the next in the series.
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