This is my third review for today. These were all books that I've read this week. I may have another review up for tomorrow. I'm halfway done with The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting and I have a sneaky feeling it's about to get to the point where I WON'T put it down!
Anyway, on to this book.
Title: Infinite Days
Author: Rebecca Maizel
Author website: www.rebeccamaizel.com
Rating (1-5): 4
Cover rating: 3
Description: "Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you...no one."
Those were some of Rhode's last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.
It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste. Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.
I never expected to fall in love with someone else who wasn't Rhode. But Justin was...daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream. I never expected to be sixteen again...but then gain, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me.
First things first, this book floored me. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because it didn't rank in my favorite series. But, it definitely is up there in ranking. I was so impressed with this book. This is not another vampire love story. It has such an interesting twist. Vampire becoming human? This is one that we are not reading everyday. We aren't seeing this on every other shelf at the book store.
The first part of the description is really why I decided to read this book. Rhode's last to Lenah made my heart skip beats and I knew I had to read it. It was not what I was expecting at all. I expected the lovey vampires. These vampire were far from lovey. It took me back to what vampire are supposed to be. Vicious, cruel, depressed creatures that only lurk in the night, that bond over the evil they create. These were real vampires.
I found it hilarious that Lenah was thrown in the modern world after 100 years in the ground. A lot has been invented in that time period and the language has changed dramatically. I love her internal battles with herself when trying to figure out what things meant. I praise the characters. Lenah and Rhode were such strong characters, true characters. They were brave, vicious, but still found a way to love each other. Lenah was strong in any element. She didn't back down. Even in this new life she found a way to persevere through anything, to fight through anything. She had a spark in her, that not all characters have. The reader gets to know Rhode through flashbacks, and I enjoyed that very much. He was kind, romantic, strong in ways his kind couldn't imagine. He went against his nature, but still owned his nature.
I cared for Lehan's new human friends just as much as I cared for her vampire friends. Their emotions were real. The jealousy portrayed between some characters was flawless. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new twist on vampires. You won't regret it, and the last paragraph will leave you hungry for more. I can't wait until the next installment.