Infinite Days (Vampire Queen #1)
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 that wasn't Rhode.
But Justin was...daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream.
I never expected to be sixteen again. Then again, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me.
Let’s start with bad things, since they are easier to remember. It’s an understatement to say this book was filled with clichés such as new mysterious girl in school, most popular guy as a love interest, his bitchy girlfriend, spunky best friend who is the voice of reason and a bad guy. Main love interest, Justin did nothing for me. He had no personality at all. Why did Lenah fall in love with him so fast? His possibility to score some points with me disappeared the moment he agree with his girlfriend when she called Lenah a whore. Slut shamming? No, thank you. The bad guy wasn’t really a bad guy. He was just a frustrated lovesick vampire with a lot of time on his hands.
Now, there were two things I liked. Those are Rhode and just the feeling I had while reading the flashback scenes. I really don’t get it why Maizel killed off the most interesting character in the book so early. This actually isn’t a spoiler since he died in the first 20 pages or so. Rhode was Lenah’s lover and maker and pretty much the only interesting vampire or human character in Infinite Days. My fingers were crossed that somehow he would turned out to be alive so I would learn more about him. Also, those flashback scenes were mostly with Rhode or Vicken. Tony (BFF), was an ok dude, I guess. After all, he did help Lenah a lot with her transition from being a vampire to a completely normal girl. Well, a really pale girl which know too much about everything.
Even after I got a lot of bullying and slut shamming I think I’ll try to read the second book when it comes out because I hate leaving things unresolved.
A ruthless vampire queen, Lenah Beaundonte longs to become human again after more than five centuries of enduring the suffering of being a vampire. Her (vampire magic bond, who turned her into a vampire) lover, Rhode, is willing to do just that. After a long ritual performed by him, Lenah finds herself in Wickham Boarding School in New England as a mortal student where she will have to really become a human and experience all the emotions and sensations she craved as a vampire. She will experience human love in to different way; with Tony, a skill artists, and Justin, a hot thrill seeker. But happiness will not be all the she will experience, her powerful coven ruled by her most skilled vampire(she was in love with him as a vamp)Vicken, will search the entire globe to find her and bring her back to their castle to rule again.
A riveting story about the vampire turned mortal. I love the unique take on the vampire mythology. Dark magic, WOW. The characters are interesting and easy to know, specially Lenah. The story is well written that kept my interested to the end. Some of the scenes are flashback of Lenah as a vampire which I loved and make the story more captivating. The vivid scenes and brutal conflicts makes the story even better. Rebecca Maizel is a gifted storyteller.The characterization of the immortals is more like the gruesomeness of True Blood than the sweetness of Twilight.
The stunning and surprising conclusion left me wanting more, I can't wait to read the Second book, Stolen Nights. If you love vampire books, you will love this one. I recommend it. 5 bloody Stars