24 September 2011

Book Review: Infinite Days (Vampire Queen #1)

Infinite Days (Vampire Queen #1) by Rebecca Maizel

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Published: 1st April 2011
Pages: 400
Main Characters: Lenah and Justin
Date Started: 23rd August 2011
Date Finished: 30th August 2011
Rating Given: **

For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction want their queen back ...

For Rebecca Maizel this is here debut novel and with nothing to read of hers before Infinite Days I had to go on the front cover which I loved and the description and I saw a lot of people reading it so I thought I would give it a try but I must say I was quite disappointed.
I found this story to be quite different to what is out there usually its a human turning into a vampire not a vampire turning into a human which I liked and it worked.
I did actually love the whole story but what I didn't like was the characters they really pulled this book down for me. I thought the two main characters were shallow, unrelatable, annoying. With Justin he was a bit of a jerk to start with but then by the end of the book he was completely different which I found rather strange as no one change that much if he started of like he did at the end it would have been better. Lenah was the same but with her character going through the changes she goes through you can kind of accept that however she loved that many different characters it just didn't seem real with any of them. I did like one of the side characters Rhode he seemed the most believable and selfless character out of the lot of them but we don't see much of him.
As for the ending I hated it I thought with the way it ended there wasn't going to be another book and that it was a standalone novel but I was mistaken. I won't be reading the second because I just couldn't get into this book and sometimes the second is usually better than the first but I just don't even want to give it another try.