Wednesday, 1 September 2010

11+: Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel


For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers – and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things – the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven – the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction – want their queen back . . .


With books about Vampires being fairly common, an author has to try something different to bring something new to the mythos. Within this offering the author (of which this is her debut offering) takes a vampire and returns her to life and into a situation where she has to deal with relearning her human emotions, reconnecting against teenage worries and of course understanding the modern world after a hibernation of 100 years. It’s quirky, it’s got some beautiful writing and above all else it’s the characters that step out from an almost historical setting into the cold light of day. Definitely a fun book and one that will warrant infinite readings.

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