Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaways: Transfusion by Nikki Jefford

Title: Transfusion
Author: Nikki Jefford
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1
Release Date: December 9, 2012
Publisher: Createspace
ISBN13: 9781481153201
Format: paperback, 242 pages
Genre: YA, urban fantasy, paranormal, romance
Source: blog tour

Goodreads
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?

For ages 16+
Nikki Jefford
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She is the author of the Spellbound Trilogy and upcoming Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. Nikki married Sebastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.

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I was very excited to read Transfusion since I've heard fantastic things about Nikki Jefford's writing. Aurora Sky is revived after a devastating car crash . . . to be a vampire slayer. Things, for Aurora, couldn't get worse. After all, this completely destroys her dream of moving away from the frigid state of Alaska, and instead makes her a government lab rat.

Aurora absolutely detests living in cold, cold Alaska, so when she's confined to the state indefinitely, she begins to act out. A lot. And when she did that, you cannot imagine the amount of feeeeeeeelllllsss that blew up in my heart. I mean, I can totally say that Aurora was kind of ramming her possible future paths in with a bulldozer, but you have to somehow sympathize with her as well. But there's a downside to Aurora's strength and actions. There were times when I did feel like she was acting far too out of it for me to really feel sorry for her. At several instances, Aurora simply did things just to clear off her bucket list, with no regard for her personal well being, and even made me feel as if she felt no worth or pride in herself. While I do understand that things like this happen all the time, it just didn't sit right with me, Aurora wasting her potential away.

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