Sunday, November 21, 2010

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel



Book Name: Infinite Days (Vampire Queen #1)
Author/s: Rebecca Maizel
Language English
Publisher, year: St. Martin's Griffin 2010
Page total: 310
Date Read: October 24th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Vampires
Synopsis/Description: Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.

Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?
First line of Book:Those were the last words I could remember.

Review: After my vampire spree, I thought I couldn't see another vampire book in front of me, but when I saw this one I though Oh, screw that, this one's mine so I got it anyway and read it. A few weeks ago. And this is the review...

Anyway,

Infinite Days turned out to be better than I thought. The thing I liked the most, and the reason I bought it was that Lenah WAS a vampire but IS human. Like, thats so cool right?

I think this book's vamps are some of my favorites so far. No one sparkles, AND they're vicious bloodsuckers AND Lenah was the worst of them. No humaneness, no cheesy lines (except Rhode's last ones, but that's understandable), no promises of forbidden love. I thought that was so refreshing! And the way Lenah described vampirism could easily dissuade the most enthusiastic of vampire wannabes. Even their LOVE was excruciating. At this point I think you understood I really liked these vampires.

Now, Justin. This may sound odd, but I didn't like him that much. I'm tired of guys that mock and play and, you know, have that tough you-can't-get-to-me look in the beginning and in the end are completely transformed in that I-can't-live-without-you kind of guys. It pisses me off.
I really liked Lenah. Her struggle for humanity was awesome, and her vampire past too and Evil be him who thinketh evil even more. I also liked to imagine the aura of mystery she seemed to have, and it was so much fun to image other people's faces when she did some things.

So, I recommend this book, especially if you like vampires.
Rating: 4/5
Quotes from book:
"Lenah?"
"Yeah?" I replied.
"Will you go to winter prom with me?"
"Of course," I whispered, sure I would fall asleep in moments. "Justin?"
"Mm-Hmm?" he said, moments from sleep himself.
"What's a prom?"

"Library? That sounded reasonable. As my thoughts revolved around my days surrounded by books, something miraculous happened. My anger subsided. It ebbed away as the thoughts of books, pages, and comfort entered my head."

5 comments:

Ginny said...

I think I'll consider reading this book ;)

Stray said...

:) it's really good

Lu said...

Love the teaser trailers!

Mad Scientist said...

Looks like a book I need to get into.

Yup, sure does.

Nice Nice Nice review.

Mad Scientist

Jen the bibliophile said...

I've seen this book around and added it to my TBR, but never really looked into it. It actually sounds excellent. There is nothing like homicidal vamps to really make ones day! No, seriously. I love them. Plus, you all know my love and fascination with vamps. Excellent review Stray.

Jen

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