Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review for Darkride by Laura Bradley Rede

Oh my goodness!!! I just finished reading Darkride the first book in the Darkride Chronicles. It was fabulous!! A different take of the girl-werewolf-vampire love triangle. There was angst of who do I root for to win the girl. At times I found myself rooting for Ander, the werewolf. Then I flipped and would root for Luke, the vampire. All the while, Cicely, the heroine of the book, had her own battles to overcome. From the typical teenage bullying and mean girls, to the battle with the vampire queen... This book had me hooked. I could not put it down and had to force myself to not devour it at one sitting. I love how Laura Bradley Rede played off of the love triangle and included the twists and turns to keep the reader suspended and wondering what was going to happen next! I found myself cheering Cicely on in her daily battles with the mean girls at school and then when she was having to battle the vampire queen! Cicely is an endearing character that readers can relate to no matter their age. The heroes, Ander and Luke, make it extremely difficult to just pick one to win Cicely's love. Most YA love stories have a front runner from the beginning of who should get the girl and readers may steer away and root for the other guy, but they eventually go back to their original winner. I love how Darkride kept me flip flopping on who I thought should win Cicely's heart from page to page. I can't wait to read Crossfire, the next installment of the Darkride Chronicles!! If I had to award stars to this book... It would be 5 out of 5!!!

Blurb for Crossfire (book two of The Darkride Chronicles) by Laura Bradley Rede

It’s hard to move on when someone you love dies–especially if that someone is you. But that’s exactly what Cicely Watson is trying to do: move on, away from the sunlit life she knew and into her life as a vampire. It’s the only way to protect her
friends, and her only hope of getting close to the guy she loves. Now that Ander can control the wolf inside him, Cicely is determined they will finally be together–even if their natural instincts tell them to tear each other apart.
But when Ander meets a new girl with a power he can’t resist, Cicely fears she saved his life only to lose his love. And what about her own feelings for Luke Marianez, the handsome vampire prince? She always claimed dark, brooding Luke simply wasn’t her type, but can she still deny the fire between them now that she’s his kind? When the enemy captures someone she loves, Cicely is forced to choose. Can a heart that stopped beating start loving at last? Or will true love be caught in the crossfire?  

1 comment:

  1. Kristi, thank you for writing such a thoughtful review! It truly made my day. I'm glad you enjoyed Darkride and I'm excited to hear what you think of Crossfire!