Thursday, November 14, 2013

For the Love of a Vampire by M. Leighton

For the Love of a Vampire (Blood Like Poison #1) by M. Leighton
YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Rating: 4 Stars

Like most seventeen year olds, Ridley Heller thought she had her future all planned out. What she wanted most in life was to get out of small town Harker. Her only goal was to keep her mouth shut and her grades high so she could win a cheerleading scholarship to Stanford. But that was before she met Bo.

In Ridley’s wildest dreams, she could never have planned for someone like Bo, for a love so intense it left her breathless. No human girl could.
A haunting stranger that watched her from afar, Bo stole Ridley’s heart from the moment she laid eyes on him. But he has secrets. Bo’s a vampire. Both his past and his present are a danger to Ridley, but the biggest threat is not her blood; it’s her heart. He’s feeding a thirst for revenge that will cost him his life, and it may already be too late.
The more darkness Ridley uncovers, the more she realizes that her life will never be the same—with or without Bo. Can she sacrifice her future and her heart for someone who has a death wish?

My Thoughts: I actually really enjoyed this book. It started off like the usual vampire books these days but turned into something completely different. This author took the normal vampires and turned it into her own story. I love it when they do that! Ridley is an interesting character. Of course her downfall is the fact she is so quiet. We want a strong character that fights for what they believe in and she doesn’t start doing that until a boy says something about it. Bo is a complete secret and he is still a more likeable character than Ridley. I can look over that. Eventually stops acting like that and becomes the strong character we all crave for. The ending was a bit disappointing though. She just got him and now she lost him? That doesn’t make sense to me, especially since there are two more books in this series. It was a bit obvious at that point that he wasn’t really dead. Overall, I liked the story. It was touch and go there but I really did enjoy it and I didn’t hesitate to start the next in the series.

Cover: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
Characters: 4/5

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