Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 6 hours and 14 minutes (278 pages)
Publisher: Daring Books, LLC
Release Date: July 29, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Vampire Girl series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 3/5 stars
“You think it’s safe to walk alone at night. It’s not. You think the only threat is other humans. It’s not. Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real. And I’m about to become one of them.
My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there’s a way to save her. There’s something the princes of hell want more than my mother. Me.
So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live. I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn’t expect beauty. I didn’t expect magic. I didn’t expect love.
But the princes are keeping secrets from me. Secrets that could shatter everything.”
I listened to this on audiobook. This is the first book in the Vampire Girl series, right now there are 4 books in this series. The story was fine but it was a pretty typical YA paranormal book. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either.
The audiobook was decent. I thought the female narrator was great but the male narrator was very whiny sounding and I didn’t like his parts.
The book is a bit different than what you might think from the (really awful) title. Rather than being a typical vampire book it is more about alternate worlds and has more of a fae type feeling to the story.
There is some decent world-building here but that really takes a backseat to the romance. The whole premise of this book is that the main heroine is whisked off to a world where she is supposed to chose between seven princes to marry. She is supposed to spend a month with each and then make her choice. I didn’t really like the premise much.
The chemistry between Arianna and the first prince she stays with is pretty good. I did enjoy the scenes between them and enjoyed meeting some of the other princes.
Overall this book wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t really anything all that special either. I probably won’t continue on with the series. It’s not bad and if you are looking for a typical YA paranormal read involving a sort of vampiric fae I would recommend.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Audiobook Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge
– YA Reading Challenge