sexta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2010

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Description: 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...

Review: Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire for almost 600 years; yet being one is not that great at all - there's the pain, the mindless killing that doesn't numb down the pain, the lack of feel and touch. All that was driving Lenah insane, making her crave to be human again.

Lenah does get her wish. Starting the book with Lenah already human, the book takes a spin on the vampire story. We to watch Lenah as she adapts to her human body and as she starts to become a teen again. As she is invested more and more in the school and romantic experiences, we see Lenah slowly losing whatever vampire abilities she retained as she embraces humanity again.

I really liked Lenah. While admitting and accepting her dark past, with many evil deeds, she doesn't dwell on them, enjoying this true gift.

Now the couple of things that kind of bothered me - not because I didn't like them, but because they left me quite sad; though Rebecca should be praised for not choosing the easy path. First, the sacrifice needed to turn Lenah human in the beginning. Second, the ending, which actually made me gasp. I'm just going to say that with this kind of cliffhanger, I'll certainly read the sequel to find out what happened. Besides I'll love to spend some more time with the characters and the story.

Pages: 400

Publisher: MacMillan

2 comentários:

  1. Oh, I would definitely recommend it.

    If you're not angry/annoyed/bored with vampire stories right now, this one stands out for the plot - former vampire learns to be human again. No one ever gets to quit being a vampire.

    And it deals with some darker themes about being a vampire too - nothing romantic or sparkly (pun intended) about them here.