No one gave Aviva a choice about becoming a monster. Since the night of her murder she’s been forced to accept a new reality—burned by sunlight, dependent on the blood of the living, searching for her place in a dark world she didn’t believe existed until she awoke as a vampire.
She’s still struggling to accept her fate and master her dark powers when the news arrives: rogue vampires are torturing and killing human residents of the city, threatening the secrecy and uneasy peace of the supernatural world.
As the hunt begins, Aviva’s deliciously distracting trainer, Daniel, helps her seek out her unique strengths. The gifts she discovers are shameful in the eyes of vampire society—and they may be the only thing standing between a pack of ruthless paranormal killers and the unsuspecting humans they prey on. – Goodreads.com
I haven’t read any vampire books since the Twilight Series, even though a glut of them were released during that time, most varying shades of the same story. Tanith Frost has managed to pen an original vampire tale and a world that will suck (pun totally intended) you in. No sparkly vamps here, folks.
Resurrection introduces us to Aviva, a complex, young vampire who had no say in the matter when she was created. She struggles with what and who she is and what’s expected of her in this new life and is only beginning to understand her power. This is a hierarchical and organized vampire world – vamps aren’t permitted to run rampant and feed on the general population, but things aren’t always as they seem, and that’s something I enjoyed about this book. There’s a bit of a mystery, as a rogue group of vamps have taken matters into their own hands and Aviva is among those charged with tracking them down. The supporting characters are all well-drawn and I especially look forward to learning more about mysterious Daniel.
With mystery, suspense, and a touch of romance, Resurrection is a dark, enticing, original read I’d highly recommend to paranormal fans or readers looking for a new take on vampires.
I received a digital ARC from the author.