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Blood Thirst by LA Freed

Published June 21, 2012 by Ema Volf

I just finished Blood Thirst by LA Freed, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Angela was heading to her car when she was attacked by a vampire named Matthew. She managed to bite him in defense and swallowed some of his blood, but as a human, she was no match for him. She was knocked unconscious and thrown into a river. She managed to escape her sunken car and went back to ┬áher hotel. Near death and almost bloodless, she was visited by a vampire named Elijah, who offered to change her into a full vampire. If he didn’t, she would die. After much deliberation, she went to find him, and not a moment too soon.

There are countless coming-of-age human stories. This is somewhat of a coming-of-age vampire story. We follow Angela through her change from mortal to immortal, mistakes and lessons included. LA Freed really pulls you into the story to the point where, at times, you feel like you’re going through it yourself.

Much of this story is definitely not what it seems, not even Matthew and Elijah. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was proven to have figured out absolutely nothing. It was unusual and welcome. With the countless vampire stories that have popped up recently, I’m happy to say that this is definitely not your average vampire story. It was positively captivating.

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