by Rebecca Maizel
"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...
I don't even know what to say in this review. Except... wow. Just wow. It's been a long time since I've stayed up late for the sole purpose of finishing a book. This book just did it for me. I was completely addicted.
After thinking about it for a couple days, there are a few negative thoughts on the book. The first negative thought is that Lenah adapted very well to her new surroundings, and there were times when it didn't seem realistic. However, this is a very major nit-picky detail, seeing as how vampires in their entirety are not realistic. Another very nit-picky detail is how the characters behaved. At times, it didn't seem realistic. Once again, however, I am reminded of the fact that there is no way to predict how people would react in a certain situation if that situation has never before existed. And so I cannot be too harsh of a critic.
Those minor details aside, I absolutely adored this book. The characters really drew me in. They were stereotypical to a point, but after that point they were completely unique and I loved that aspect- especially when thinking about the vampires. They are very similar to vampires that exist in other stories, but at the same time there are unique characteristics that make them a work of Rebecca Maizel's imagination. I loved how Maizel told the story weaved from past to present, and the world she created was completely wonderful. I loved the setting and descriptions, and I especially loved the chemistry between the characters.
The story, while starting out a little slow, quickly picked up and it became impossible to put down. This is a must read for any vampire fan, or romance fan, or simply YA fan. This book will not disappoint, and it will leave readers BEGGING for the sequel. I absolutely cannot wait to read Stolen Nights when it is released in June.