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If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either.
Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job - by hand.
Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.
(Mature YA/New Adult. Contains mild language, violence, sexual situations...and blood sucking.)
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By Striker on 03-21-16
New Twist on Vapire Sci-Fi
This is not just your standard True Blood or Twilight-type vampire story. I thought there was an interesting twist in this one, despite being another vampire love story with a female main character. It wasn't the best story I've ever listened to, but it was good enough that I will probably continue with the rest of the series when it is available.
Aurora, the main character, is involved in a near fatal accident that nearly kills her. She discovers that a secret government agency offers to save her (with millions of dollars in treatments) in exchange for her continued service to the country by hunting and killing vampires. Her mother accepts, essentially leaving her indebted for the rest of her life.
Aurora's is told that her rare blood type allows her to carry the vampire virus with significant modifications that make her a weapon against vampires. When they drink her weaponized blood, they are temporarily incapacitated allowing her to kill them. The down side is that she could turn into a vampire if she doesn't receive periodic injections.
She is forced to kill a zombie-like, violent vampire during her agency initiation, but she soon discovers that not all vampires are alike. The boy she has long had a crush on, who is finally showing an interest in her, turns out to be a vampire himself. How can she possibly kill him when he is nothing like the violent killer he is supposed to be?
Narration was pretty good in this book. Overall I give it 4 stars and will probably continue with the series.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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By Danielle A on 05-13-16
I really enjoyed this book
Where does Aurora Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I really liked Em Eldridge as a narrator. She brought life to the story which is important with paranormal books to me.
Which character – as performed by Em Eldridge – was your favorite?
I liked all the characters she did. I felt she performed really well with the male voices
Any additional comments?
I liked this book. It was just the right length and I enjoyed the time spent. It ends on a cliffhanger but I'm excited to listen to the next book.
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By Inishowen Cailin on 10-01-16
A great start to the series
If you could sum up Aurora Sky in three words, what would they be?
Fierce, exciting and modern
Any additional comments?
I loved this modern twist in the vampire genre. The characters are full of life, energy and attitude which makes it very relevant for young adult readers.I loved Aurora and how she dealt with her trauma. She isn't given any choice in the matter of becoming a government assassin/vampire hunter but she faces it head on and deals with it in her own way.I felt that Aurora's emotional transformation after her accident was very well written and I thought that it made her seem more realistic. I could understand why she would grow apart from her normal friends and start hanging out with a more rebellious crowd. Her change in personality made the story line very interesting and the way she toughens up with each new experience with vampires makes her seem very believable as a vampire hunter.I loved the supporting characters and I look forward to seeing how Aurora deals with the conflicting task of hunting and killing vampires whilst being in love with one of them.The story was fast paced and the narration was excellent. I will definitely be checking out the rest of this series.I received a copy in exchange for my honest review.
By Suzanne Finnegan on 02-06-16
Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter
When Aurora Sky is involved in a fatal car accident, she wakes in a white room to discover that her life has changed completely. Due to her special AB- blood, she's had her organs replaced and literally been brought back to life. But it's for a good cause, she's now a vampire hunter. When a vamp drinks her blood, he is temporarily paralysed, giving her the opportunity to finish him off. But Aurora thinks she may have been better off dying, because this is not the life she wanted, she had plans. Get out of Alaska and go to college.
I really took to Aurora. She's angry with her new situation and not very pleasant in the beginning but that's to be expected. I really wouldn't want to be her.
Fane is an enticing love interest and I really enjoyed their moments together. I'm not sure how I feel about Dante, sometimes I like him and sometimes he just annoys me. But overall, I enjoyed the characters in this book.
This book definitely left me wanting more. I only listen to audiobooks on my drive to and from work, but I found I wanted to listen to this one more. I couldn't wait to see what was coming next. I've bought the second audiobook and I can't wait to get started on it.
“You are about to meet your first vampire, Aurora. I’ll warn you, he’s no Edward Cullen.”
On a side note, the narrator of this book was probably the best I've listened to so far. Her name is Em Eldridge, and I'll definitely be looking out for her again.
I received this copy free from the author, producer, or narrator in exchange for an honest review from Audiobook Blast