Monday, February 10, 2014

Secret Bloodline by Talia Jager

What sixteen-year-old Kairi doesn’t know is that vampires do exist and she’s one of them. She was left in foster care when she was very little and grew up away from her world. Then she began to change. Feeling out of place and confused, she ran away from her foster home. A coven takes her under their wings and trains her. When she is told her parents didn’t just abandon her, but died protecting her, she sets off on a mission to find their killer.

And then she meets Aiden…a vampire hunter.

This book was awesome!  It was like a retelling of The Ugly Duckling, vampire style! Kairi just doesn't fit in anywhere.  And you'd expect it was because of some flaw, but she's actually a true darling of a teenager.  She just...doesn't fit.  People feel uncomfortable around her and even they don't know why.
So then, we have Daniel.  Oh he's so evil!  He's taking all the vampire children he can get his hands on in order to raise an evil vampire army.  That's only part of it, he also killed Kairi's parents, so of course, she's all about revenge.
You'll fall in love with these characters as well as Jager's writing style.  It flows smoothly and keeps you guessing what will happen next.  Some of the storyline is clichéd, but honestly, it's different enough that you definitely want to pick this up and give it a shot.  I'm really hoping this isn't a one-book wonder.  I want more of Kairi's clan!
Also, even though there's plenty of kissing and romance going on, it's safe for kids to read.  There aren't any sex scenes and the battle scenes aren't very gruesome.  Jager tells you just enough you can imagine it without going into gory details.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Shawn

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