Published Date: October 3rd, 2011
Finished Date: November 6th, 2011
Source: For Review
The Blurb from Goodreads: For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she determines she doesn’t know what he is. As Janie’s intrigue over who Kai is pushes her deeper into his mysterious past, she discovers a shocking truth that is even more harrowing than the evil they are up against. It’s a secret Kai wants to keep hidden, especially from Janie.
The Review: Janie Grey is a typical 17 year old high school student . . .Well that is when she’s not out kicking vampire ass!! For Janie is a Seeker, a Demon/vampire slayer whose skills are passed down the family line with links to the Cherokee, she has been trained for this, it is her life and she accepts it. Until one night when going about her duties she finds herself in a spot of bother and a mysterious boy steps in to help her out. The boy, Kai is everything she has been taught to fear, he is one of them, she knows it and knows what she must do but for some reason she can’t because for all he is one of them . . . he isn’t. As he keeps popping up and getting involved in her business she is strangely drawn to him but is Kai all he appears to be? And what skeletons does he have in his closet? And if that’s not enough Baltimore becomes the centre of a struggle between two rival gangs of vampires determined to raise their numbers for supremacy against the other, with Janie being the only line of defence. . . Oh, and did I fail to mention the imprinting of a teenage boy? Oh yeah, Janie has got her work cut out for her.
I really liked this book! Actually I may love it a little bit; I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. The characters are great . . . Janie is great, just trying to get on with her business and her world is turned upside down, she is brave, she is fierce and funny. Kai is adorable, I knew from the first scene with them together I was going to love him and I do. I love when a boy and girl come together and they resist each other but you just know they’re totally falling for each other, it gets my heart pounding and my emotions all a flutter. Then you have a little complication and hey, I’m a sucker for these books, they’re like chocolate . . . can never get enough. We get a slightly different take on the Vampires which are good, it was a little confusing at the beginning but I got the gist of it easily.
I like the idea of opposing sides of vampires with different origins that both think they’re better than each other. The book is wrapped up nicely but left with things that could unfold in a sequel and I’m hoping we’re going to get to know more about the organisation behind the seekers, more from Abram and Janie’s Mother and of course more from Janie and Kai.
An excellent start to a new series and any follow ups will definitely getting put onto my ‘to be read’ list. If you’re after a nice easy read with a bit of paranormal teen romance then this is for you. Go buy it!