Friday, March 2, 2018
Vampire Island by Sandra Cox
My name is Zoe Tempest. Just let me say, I had no intention of becoming a vampire hunter. My world revolved around the trendiest clothes, the boy of the week, shopping, and texting.
I always tried to play down the fact that I’m really quite intelligent. I’d much rather be considered blonde and clueless. It’s so much easier to get dates.
My parents were well-off and indulgent. I was the center of their universe. I’m afraid I took that for granted.
One odd thing, my mother insisted I take self-defense training. I just figured she wanted to keep her little princess safe. But looking back, perhaps she had a premonition.
To my surprise, I took to it like a kid to Pop Tarts and ended up with a black belt in karate.
My life was as close to perfect as a seventeen year old can get. I had everything. Then my parents were murdered and my world came crashing down.
After their funeral, I went to live with my uncle Julian Kilmer. That’s when everything changed. In a manner more terrifying than anything I could have imagined.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
When I was a teenager, I loved books about vampires. Every now and then, I'll still pick up one and read it. They're my guilty pleasure reads. When I saw Vampire Island, I knew I had to request it. I fell in love with the gorgeous cover, and the book sounded mysterious and intriguing. Unfortunately I didn't care for it. It turned out to be a flop.
I don't know what went wrong with Vampire Island. Up until about thirty percent, I was loving it so much that it was hard to put down. It was engaging, and kept me turning pages trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Then it suddenly switched gears. It was almost like a different author started writing the book. It became predictable and boring. It became so cheesy and cliche that it was almost unbearable to read in spots.
Vampire Island went from being a great book to read to a huge disappointment. I have no idea how it went so wrong when the beginning started off that promising. It was almost like the author just gave up. There are a few other books in this series, but I won't be reading them.
I give Vampire Island: 2.5/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.