Tuesday, July 23, 2013

REVIEW ~ Blood Awakening by Jamie Manning

Ava’s life went from bad to worse the night Chance became a vampire.

He won’t have anything to do with her. Ava understands why—because he blames her—but it doesn’t mean she likes it.

And it doesn’t help that she’s starting to feel something for Erik, the boy who once wanted her dead. Especially when Chance decides that he does still love her, and wants her to be with him for eternity.

Now she has a choice: Humanity…or forever as a vampire with Chance.

But Ava wants nothing more than to be human again. At least, she thought that was all she wanted.

Thankfully her best friend Kayla has a plan to distract Ava from her boy troubles, and they go in search of Kayla’s missing dad. A great idea, but one that brings Sebastian back into Ava’s life. Along with another, more sinister former member of his coven.

Sebastian and Zyris face off against Ava and her friends, resulting in Ava making yet another choice that changes the course of everyone’s lives, and leaves her wondering if being human again is really worth losing everything.

"Whoever said 'time heals all wounds' obviously never fought vampires." 

You can see my review for the first book in the Blood Prophecy series, Blood Born, by Jamie Manning, by clicking here.

Ava continues her journey so she can fight for her supposed humanity. But now that the boy she loves is immortal, is her humanity worth fighting for?  Ava suffers guilt for the loss of her boyfriend, Chance's mortality. Their time apart didn't help console her. When they finally did see each other 29 days later... Awkward!! And he left her with a hefty decision and in a bind of a love triangle. He also pulled one heroic stunt, which leaves Ava's destiny to save him, her friends and herself.

I knew I had a soft spot for Erik! Quite the charming hunter. Temptation's a bitch, especially when your boyfriend goes AWOL. But I mean, in Chance's defense, he did have a major life alteration. Ava's got her work cut out for her though. An obstacle course of feelings for two boys is enough to drive you mad, not alone discovering what your existence is.

Ava is one kick-ass she vamp slaying vampire. What I like about her is she never gives up. She fights for the ones she loves. She fights for mortality.

I enjoy a book not only about romance, but about friendship as well. Ava and Kayla really do have an admirational relationship.

The second book in the Blood Prophecy series was darker than the first book, Blood Born. Blood Awakening was just as compelling to read as it's companion. Jamie Manning seems to love cliffy's, so be prepared. Hey, that just keeps you itching to read the next book!
My thanks to Jamie for sending me a signed copy of Blood Awakening in a contest I had entered on his blog. It was quite a treat since I had enjoyed his first book in the series and couldn't wait to see where the cliffy he ended it with took me. Right to another cliffy in book two, lol!! *Itch, itch, itch for the third book, Blood Revelation, expected release October 2014.*
I had the opportunity to meet Jamie last year at the Southern Magic Readers Luncheon in Alabama. He was so nice and had the sweetest smile a dude could have!! Smooches, Jamie!
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