Saturday, December 1, 2012

{Review} What Kills Me by Wynne Channing

What Kills Me
Author: Wynne Channing
Release Date: June 6, 2012
by, Jet & Jack Press
Source: *a copy was provided by the author for review purposes*
Format: E-book
Pages: 209
The fight for survival begins.  An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.
So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.
How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals? {Goodreads}
  For starters...another absolutely stunning cover!! Like seriously...look at that guys!! It has a major gorgeous factor there!! And its story...even more amazing and wonderful!!

  Here is an honest confession for you guys...I am afraid to read vampire books. Yup!! Its true! But...not because the vampires scare me. No, its because I am afraid of the writing, the plot, the story line. I am a fan of the Twilight saga. I really am but...every vampire book is in need to copy them and make as big of a name. They try to hard and they end up being..not so good. So starting this book I was afraid that it might be another vampire flop...Dudes...I had no reason to be worried. This book was so flippin fantastic!! The vampire lore was a mix of different stories I had read from. The story line was unique and the writing was superb! Wynne Channing definitely has a gift. Her writing and her imagination! She is a new favorite author of mine! Plus...a million props to her for defining herself in the world of vampire books. That is exactly what she did with her book..she stands out and proves that not all vampire books have to be a sappy love story...they can be kick ass and still have a love story entwined but one that doesn't take up the entire book.

  This book had me hooked and I couldn't put it down. It was intense and completely entrancing. Zee was one awesome character to stick with. She is smart and witty and totally kick ass...even if she doesn't know it. Zee was just a normal teen seeking a summer adventure in the land of Italy and maybe a little summer romance in a foreign city would be nice right? Ya, so that's when she meets a nice, handsome guy....a guy that leads her to her doom....almost literally. He, after trying to kill her (vampire folks!!) introduces her to the world of vampires. Again, after luring her with his charm...tries to kill her and ends up doing it...unintentionally. What!? Well, he planned sucking her dry but she ended up dying a different way...and then she a vampire...a vampire wanted by the vampire Monarchy..dead. And that is where are plot takes off!

  This book was intense and crazy! Along the way she meets Noel, Jerome, and Lucas. But things go down and I can't say much more without ruining the entire book for you. Mrs. Channing is also not a amateur when it comes to the fighting scenes....and yes, this book has tons of action packed fighting! Like I said...intense and crazy! The characters were so well written and the story was too making it feel like you are right there with Lucas and Zee the entire time! Lucas!! My goodness!! Lucas!! I loved him from the beginning! be honest I thought Zee and Jerome were going to be the love interest ended up being Lucas and I am SO SO greatfull!! Lucas has his scars. He doesn't smile often and s often broody and as far as first impressions go...jerk status!! But there is so much more to him. You have to be pretty special for him to go out of his way protecting you. Him and Zee are major pains in the combine them and...ya, they pair up perfectly! I love how their love was a slow progression. They hated each other...slowly made it to tolerate each other....made friends...then they loved each other...but didn't act on it but when they did...SPARKS!!!! They were awesome together. They learned to have fun and they had their witty banter that just ended up defining them. I love Lucas!! He is definitely up there in my favorite boy crushes!!!! Omg....what happened..their first awesome! It was just perfect. They were perfect!!

  This book was perfect!!! I can't even write a nice, semi-sophisticated review for this one! I am too busy fan girling over here!What Kills Me caught me completely off-guard sadly...I should have had full faith in it but I think that is what made it even better for me! The ending was magnificent and has me begging for more! What Kills Me is enticing and full out fantastic! You will fall head-over-heels in love with this book. From the writing, love, kick-ass fighting and characters and the vampire lore this book will knock you out! It has everything a perfect book has! I suggest every single one of you go pick up a copy ASAP! You do NOT want to miss out on this book! Seriously one of the best vampire books I have ever read! It deserves so much more hype and everyone should read it! Please!! Please! Please tell me there is a sequel cus all I want is more!!! I had planned on saying so much more but...starting to write this review...I lost all train of thought to the gushy love I have for it! I say this every time but it is true...I have tried to hold back on the five star hand outs because I wanted the big 5 star award to have more meaning to it...5 stars should only be given if the book is absolutely obsession...a book that sinks its claws into your little that will forever leave footprints....and this book you guys...has everything needed to claim a 5 star ranking so.....

5 of 5 wonderful stars!!!!!! <3 Buy. it. Now!!!

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