Thursday, October 10, 2013

Devour by Andrea Heltsley

Title:  Devour
Author:  Andrea Heltsley
Published:  March 3rd 2013
Page Count:   258
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Shelf: Review Copy
Rating:   ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

He wasn't supposed to remember.

Callie is a royal vampire. She hunts by taking the blood from her victims and erases their memories afterwards. She goes undetected until a victim named Chase approaches her with all his memories intact. He is intrigued and attracted. She is terrified. What happens when a human mixes with the immortal world? Chaos.

Callie’s 18th birthday has passed and she is coming out at the annual blood ball. Will she find a mate or will she suffer the repercussions of her indiscretion? She is brought to the Vampire council and they must decide what to do with Chase. Do they kill him, or turn him to protect their secret?

My Review:

The prologue for this novel sets the scene perfectly, leading you in to future action while not giving anything away. Being such a visual author, Heltsley sets the scene perfectly for her audience creating a world that is very addictive. By the end of the novel you are left with a sense of hope as well as an overwhelming desire to continue on this intriguing journey in this very vivid world. Heltsley’s well-developed concept of vampires and vampire government is presented in a logical yet entertaining manner, giving the reader even more connection with this remarkable world.

Heltsley has a very approachable writing style that draws you to the main character. The first person narrative flits around with the main character’s thoughts giving you insight and depth into her character. It’s really quite intriguing. Not only was I captivated by the female lead, but the two male leads lead to a very out of the ordinary love triangle that had me laughing, crying, and cringing. It was priceless. The supporting cast also had some very extreme characters. Most of them were quite easy to relate to, regardless of the difference between my situation and theirs. I fell in love with many of the characters in this novel and there was barely a moment when I didn’t find myself journeying alongside these characters.

Overall, this was an exceedingly intriguing novel in a series that I’m sure will only get better and more captivating as we go on. I not only want to continue on in this series but would love to read other works by this author.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great review!

    It sounds like a really good read!