By: J.A. Eaton
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: July 4th, 2014
Publisher: Bay Horse Publishing
Summary from Goodreads: You might know vampires...but you don't know Lola.
Sixteen-year-old Lola Sanchez is no hero. Snarky, rebellious, and completely fed up with her life, she has one goal: graduate high school and get the hell out of her small hometown. Until a night of terror and bloodshed changes everything...forever.
Now the only thing Lola wants to do is survive. But how can she survive when everything she knows has been destroyed and the one person she thought she could trust ends up being the most dangerous person of all?
Review: I kept seeing this book roll through my Goodreads feed and show up in my email. Finally, I decided that if it kept showing up, it must be a sign that I had to read it.
The story follows Lola, a troubled teen, who seeks attention by doing dangerous and illegal things. One night she is thrown in the path of a vampire and strange things start happening. The whole town goes dark and the sounds of screams from the dying can be heard. Lola and her best friend and father try to escape the city, but can't. When the best friend is captured by a sadistic vampire, Lola makes the ultimate sacrifice to get him back.
Jillian Eaton has created a mysterious world where vampires don't hide anymore. When Lola takes on the sadistic female vampire, I wanted to jump up and down and scream "You go girl." Who takes on a vampire without the normal wooden stake or garlic necklace. This chic is bad ass.
The vampire lore is what you would think. They don't go out in the sunlight, they have super healing powers, and they can only be killed in a special way. No sparkle to these blood suckers.
The only part of the story where it kind of fell apart for me, was when Lola's group tries to leave the city. Without giving a lot away, apparently, there is only one way out of that side of the city and its blocked, so they don't even try to leave after that. It seems a little flimsy to me.
With that being my only down side. I gave this read three stars and would recommend it to anyone who loves urban fantasy, paranormal and vampires.