Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Title: Infinite Days
Author: Rebecca Maizel
Review Copy Provided by: St. Martin's Griffin
About the Book: "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 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...
My Review: When I finished this book, I tweeted something like this; "Just finished Infinite Days. All I can say is WOW!!" And now, a week later, as I write this review, I am still in awe and wish the 2nd book were coming out next month. But, it's not. This book releases then, and, if you're a fan of books about vampires, then rush out and get it; you won't regret it!
There are not many debut books that grab me and won't let me go, but this was one of them! I picked it up on the afternoon of one day, and finished it the afternoon of the next. As soon as I did, I handed it to my favorite teenage reader and said, "I just finished this...you have to read it." So, she started it that night.
Rebecca Maizel does such a great job with this one! What author has taken a new spin on vampires lately? Make the vampire human? That's one we've never heard of, but she does it so wonderfully because I was intrigued by the idea the minute I started reading.
Lenah has the chance that vampires don't usually get, being human again, and she falls in love with it. Not only does she fall in love with being human, she falls in love which is something she thought she'd never do. My favorite part of Lenah being human is her pure innocence about everything. She'd never known what things felt like, tasted like, didn't know about 21st century things like Lacrosse, but it didn't take her long to learn. It is so refreshing to read her naivety and innocence about every little thing. It adds humor to the story.
Everyone thinks there's something different about her, Lenah, the new girl on campus, but she just wants to fit in. She's befriended and is soon learning about her new world, finding love, and "feeling" a kiss for the first time. That is until the bad news...the coven will hunt for their queen. Will Lenah be able to save all that she has come to know and love, or will she lose it all again?
Ms. Maizel has crafted a dark, romantic story that will stay with you long after you close the cover and put the book down. It's unlike any other vampire story you've read in this genre! I fell in love with Lenah, was sad, but applauded Rhode, felt indifference towards Vicken, and was scared for Justin. Very touching, very emotional, very good!!!