About the Book:
Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.
On Arianna’s sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it’s further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.
There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.
This is a fast paced, rather fun filled adventure of self-discovery. The story is interesting and frankly it kept me hooked until the end. With a simple plot, the story ends with a cliff-hanger ensuring that the reader is left wanting more.
The protagonist Arianna finds herself in between the two sides of her family once she turns sixteen, those of her father’s and those of her mother’s. Where a few moments may come across as cliché, they add to the mystery and bring an edge to the story. At the end it seems as though it was required all along. Torn between her uncle and her grandfather, she has to find a way to find peace between the two sides. The characters are fun and bring the story to life. Though the story seems to be of the type aimed at a younger audience, the overall message applies to everyone.
The author makes good use of her plot to convey various morals and makes the entire story quite enjoyable with quite a few twists and turns. Throw in two great guys and some wonderful family along with someone who has to be the villain and we have a wonderful mix.
Overall it is a great book to read and as I read more in the series, I shall post my reviews!
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