Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Review: Reign of Blood (Alexis Purdy)

"Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I'm just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise..." In a post-apocalyptic world, a viral epidemic has wiped out most of the earth’s population, leaving behind few humans but untold numbers of mutated vampires. April is a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after the outbreak. She has become a ferocious vampire killer and after her family is abducted, she goes searching for them. What she finds is a new breed of vampire, unlike any she has seen before. Unsure of whom she can trust, she discovers that her view of the world is not as black and white as she once thought, and she's willing to bend the rules to rescue her family. But in trying to save them, she may only succeed in bringing her fragile world crashing down around her

I started into this book so excited. The book cover is FANTASTIC! I had also heard lots of great things about it! I immediately loved the main character, April. I loved her will to survive and how she adapted to the new world. She taught herself skills and combat moves to help her survive in this deadly world. Although I loved her character...I did have somewhat of a dislike with the whole "bunker" concept. I mean...everyone dies and becomes vampires and she just happens upon a solar powered bunker that has every means of survival along with it? hmm..I found that hard to believe and rationalize but for the sake of the story I put that thought aside. 
As April is fighting vampires and blowing up things...I found myself feeling like I was in "I am Legend". The same concept applies here...Vampires only come out at night and they are monstrous creatures and she is all alone..the only human left on earth (besides her mother and brother). 
Then her family disappears and she goes on "the hunt".....I wont go any further because it would give away too many details and surprises about the story but I will say that by the end of the book I found myself enjoying it. The ending leaves you knowing there will be a 2nd and also introduces you to an entire new concept...hence..you will have to read the book to find out... ;)

Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food. She is currently working on ‘Ever Winter’, the third installment of A Dark Faerie Tale Series and ‘Disarming (Reign of Blood Series Book 2).

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