Friday, July 23, 2010

Book Review: The Flash Of A Firefly

Author:  Amber Riley
Title: Flash of A Firefly
Publisher: iUniverse
Publish Date: July 2010
Rating: 5 Stars
Book Blurb: Trying to put his past behind him, Kaden moves to New York City where he creates a new life for himself. And that isn't easy, considering the fact that he's a six-hundred-year-old vampire who hasn't fed on a human in more than a century. Unfortunately, the past isn't something you can always escape from. When old enemies resurface, they come with a message. His master wants him back and refusing isn't an option. Confronted with losing both his freedom, as well as the human that has captivated him, Kaden struggles to hold onto his humanity while controlling his darker side. He knows the showdown is inevitable. He must find a way to stand his ground.

Review: Amber Riley's debut novel is a fun and fast paced story of vampires, werewolves and one or two mortals. I was so pleased to learn as I read that this wasn't going to be another vampire romance.

Kaden does find himself drawn to a young mortal, but things don't go quite the way of hearts and flowers, because his creator, Phoenix is trying to get him to return to Spain.

There's a lot of action in this book, as Kaden discovers that his creator has sent someone to bring him back. It really keeps you turning the pages to get to a big ole cliffhanger ending that will have you wishing for book 2 in the saga for several reasons.

1. What will happen between Kaden and Phoenix?
2. Will he let Lyn go, or will their relationship progress?

Yes, there are some questions left unanswered, but I think that it is appropriate, so that readers will want the second book, especially as the characters are so well developed and likable. If the vampires wouldn't have you for dinner because you're mortal, you'd really want to hang out with them, especially Flo who is just a little bit crazy. (Fun crazy)

The material is suitable for teens on up, though the characters are mostly in their 20s or were brought across in their twenties.

It is a quick read at 149 pages and my only gripe with it is that it was too short.

*this book was reviewed by the request of the author


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