Release Date: August 3, 2010
My Rating: 5 Star!
Received From: Publisher and LibraryThing Early Reviewers
Other Info: 2010 Debut Author Challenge
Blurb from Amazon:
When Lenah Beaudonte, a 500-year-old vampire queen, wakes up a human teenager at an ultra-cliquey prep school, she must choose between embracing the h…more “Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you…no one.”
Those were some of Rhode’s last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.
It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste.
Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.
I never expected to be sixteen again…then again, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me…
Have you ever read a book and thought, “This is exactly what I have been waiting for”? You just didn’t know it. That’s the way I feel about Infinite Days. From 10 pages in I knew I was going to love it. That feeling solidified with every page I turned. And when I turned the last page, I wanted more. Right away. I wasn’t able to get Lenah, Justin, or Tony out of my head for days.
A part of me that I didn’t realize was there, was longing for some evil vampires done right in YA. I grew up reading Stephen King and Anne Rice, and although I love nice vampires, it’s good to see truly evil ones every once in awhile. Infinite Days alternates between present day human Lenah and the evil Lenah from the past. And there’s no doubt about it that she was evil! Rebecca Maizel’s vampires are a work of art. Just when you think the world of vampires has been exhausted, something completely original like this comes along.
Lenah was a incredible protagonist. Her voice was so strong and clear. Her emotions were conveyed so well that at times it was absolutely heartbreaking. I became very attached to the secondary characters very quickly. Tony who was a bit quirky but had a huge heart, and Justin who loves Lenah unconditionally. Even Rhode, who we don’t get to see that much. It was almost impossible to not love him, because Lenah loves him so much.
The writing was brilliant. Rebecca Maizel‘s words flowed so smoothly that that it’s easy to forget you were reading a book. My eyes were glued to the page. My only complaint, and a very very minor one, at times it was a bit repetitive. I’ll account that to the fact that there was so much information about the vampires to take in. Like I said, though, that is a very minor complaint. Rebecca Maizel‘s writing will suck you in and not let you go for days after you finish the book. Trust me!
Overall, I loved Infinite Days. Can you tell? It was exactly what I wanted in a vampire novel. You won’t find any fluff in it, or airheaded girls. Infinite Days is a sweeping epic journey through history and a vampire’s emotions. Read it! I beg you!