Leisha used to be a loving mother with a perfect family, but that was more than 2,000 years ago. Though she holds the memory of that time dear to her heart, she must now focus on trying to escape the eternal and bloody war between her kind—the Vampires—and the Immortals, an undying race sworn to destroy her people. Leisha soon finds herself captured by the government, only to be saved by a young and mysterious human girl. What follows is the beginning of a long and tortuous journey as Leisha and her newfound friend run for their lives while searching for the one thing that can bring an end to the conflict—the prophecy child.
I bought this book on a whim at the thrift store, along with the second in the series. I was not sure what I would think of it, honestly the was a case of buying the book because I liked the covers. Sometimes judging a book by it’s cover is a good thing because this book turned out to be a really enjoyable read.
I am a sucker for a vampire story so that part I knew would be ok, I mean I liked Twilight. (I know I know. You can see my old comments if you want to ha ha). That said, I really found myself enjoying the set up of the vampires and the immortals as counter sides of the coin, instead of a standard human hunter type story. Leisha is an instantly likable character and I truly felt myself connected to her. I felt even stronger about that connection when I knew more about her story and her past. I don’t want to give anything away, but she was wronged there is no doubt about that.
Leisha is not only saved by a human girl when she is captured, but she saves that young lady herself in different ways. I like the reminder throughout this book that we are not all one thing or another. We all have multiple sides to us, some good some not so good. Don’t judge someone on one thing alone. If you are looking for a unique take on Vampires and a great story over all, this is a good book for you.