Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Book Review: Darkride by Laura Bradley Rede

Title: Darkride
Author: Laura Bradley Rede
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Purchace: Amazon

Ander McNair used to be the favorite son of a great monster-hunting family – until he was bitten by a werewolf and the hunter became the hunted. Now anything that makes his pulse race, even a kiss from his girlfriend Cicely, is enough to turn him into a monster. When he finally has his chance to earn his cure by killing a vampire prince, Ander finds he has to choose between his own past and the future of the girl he loves. Can a guy who’s not even human learn what it means to be a man?
Luke Marianez used to be an immortal vampire prince – until the witch he loved betrayed him and cursed him with the ability to die. Now he lives in the world of vampire blood bars where the waitresses are the drinks, and dreams about killing the last of the witch’s line so he can live forever. But revenge doesn’t just mean breaking the curse. He wants to break the girl's heart, too.  Can Luke seduce Cicely without falling in love himself?
Cicely Watson doesn’t believe in werewolves or vampires. She’s not even sure she believes in true love. But she’s about to discover what every werewolf knows:

People change.

So, What did I think?

I must say that this is not a book that I would have picked up myself given that I did not like the cover of this one in the beginning. But as Cicely Watson thinks, people change and so did my opinion about the cover once i´ve read the book. It´s a really appropriate cover when you know the story. This is a book that I instantly fell into and could not tear myself away from it because it was that good. Laura keeps you on your toes and you really don´t know what might happen or who Cicely will fall for in the end. At least I didn´t.
So, to the characters.
Ander is soo loveble that you can´t not like him! He really is a nice guy who just happens to be inlove with his best friend, but of course they can´t be togehter because of who Ander is. At least thats what he thinks. He really struggles with himself and you really feel sorry for him in a lot of ways.
Then we have Luke, the vampire prince who seems to have everything. I just love him too. He is mysterious, hot and otherworldly. Who doesn´t want that? 
Last but not least we have Cicely whom I also like. She is just your average teenager who thinks about grades, boys *caugh*Ander, and her best girl friend. She is very relatable since she is just so normal. When the story evolves she really steps up and you see that she is very brave and stubborn.

For those of you who might not like the cover like myself, pick this book up and read it because it was THAT good!!

1 comment:

Laura Bradley Rede said...

I am so glad you took the time to review Darkride! Thank you for this excellent review!