Thursday, August 08, 2013

A Box of Books and a REVIEW - Aurora Sky and Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford

It's no secret I'm a big fan of Nikki Jefford and her writing. She is so sweet, and lovely, and always willing to get involved in just about anything. I think she is uber talented, and spins a great story, so imagine how excited I was when a box of books arrived at my post office all the way from the US. Nikki even signed the Spellbound Trilogy books with pens that match each cover.


Now all I need is a copy of Northern Bites to complete my collection. Check out my reviews of the first two books in the Aurora Sky series, and make sure you go and grab your copy. All the purchase details can be found HERE.

 
My Review:
I read Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter back in December 2012 when it was first released, and I absolutely loved Jefford’s original take on these creatures of the night. It was one of those quick reads I devoured in a couple of sittings.

Aurora Sky is packed with everything I love: attitude, angst and blood. Aurora reminded me a lot of Buffy with her snarky comments and ability to deal with a whole heap of crap. But she’s also a very real character. She still did stupid things, got scared, and sometimes wasn’t as tough as everyone expected her to be. But I don’t blame her when her job is basically to let vamps chew on her until they die.

Enter Fane. He’s with this other chick, Valerie (who happens to be a nasty piece of work), until Aurora gets his attention. Okay, so he’s not your typical fall-over-your-tongue-and-slip-in-the-drool cute guy, but he is one hell of a bad boy. I loved him, and the bus scene was pure awesome. You’ll just have to read it to find out what I’m talking about!

Dante is the other male involved in Aurora’s life. He’s her (slaying) partner, and I didn’t like him too much. He was very cocky and he annoyed me. But I think he may have redeemed himself in Northern Bites.

My final verdict: Aurora Sky is a must read for any hardcore vamp fan, and if you love Buffy as much as I do, then you'll love this, too. 4/5 feathers.

For readers 18+



My Review:
Aurora and her mega attitude are back with a vengeance in Northern Bites. Again this was a fast read and I got sucked in right from the beginning.

When Aurora and Valerie are sent on a mission together, we get to see more of Valerie’s bitchiness, and Aurora’s sarcasm. The chemistry Jefford has created between these two characters is full of awesomesauce.

We are introduced to a new character, Jared, and I’m on the fence when it comes to him. I’m not sure how to take him yet. One minute I loved him, and the next I loathed him and wanted to punch him in face. I’m looking forward to seeing more of him in future books.

Fane makes a reappearance, but not in the way that I’d hoped. Actually, it’s Dante that steps up and fills in that gap, much to Aurora’s surprise, or disgust? She doesn’t seem to know what she wants, but oh my, I wanted her to want it! The flirting was driving me crazy. There was one particular dream scene that shocked me a bit, but only because explicit is not really my thing. I didn’t see it coming.

My final verdict: Northern Bites picks up where Aurora Sky left off. It’s a great continuation of the story. It answered some questions, but leaves everything wide open for more awesomeness to come. 4/5 feathers.

This is definitely 18+

 K x

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