Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: Wombstone by Jessica Roscoe

Title: Wombstone - A Vampireland Novel
Author: Jessica Roscoe
Age Group: Young Adult (Warning: Not suitable for under 15's due to graphic content; sex scenes, violence, adult themes and swearing.)
Release Date: 23rd February 2013
Publishers: Self published
Available from: Amazon
Source: Author

Mia Blake wasn’t the first girl to be taken by the vampires. 
She is kidnapped and held prisoner by Caleb, the world’s oldest and most powerful vampire. Turned against her will, Mia must find a way to free herself from Caleb’s grip and get back to those she loves. But defeating the world’s most powerful vampire isn't going to be easy…


Don't you love it when you come across a new book/author who completely surprises you? Jessica Roscoe has done just that. I was lucky enough to beta read Wombstone and was so happy that this wasn't your typical vampire story. There's no girl meets vampire and they fall helplessly in love with one another. This novel is dark and dangerous, what a vampire novel should be. These are the vampires that make you fear the dark. This review may be short because I don't want to spoil anything.

Mia thought her life was pretty good; she might not have the best home life but she had an awesome best friend, had fallen in love over the summer break and was a track star applying to some of the best colleges. Then she gets kidnapped and it all falls apart from there. Even through her fear Mia is still snarky and I really loved that about her. She's surrounded by death but still manages to give them lip. This girl is definitely a fighter. Mia is the type of heroine I love to read about.  

Caleb is the first vampire created and he's the reason Mia has been taken. Caleb carries a lot of presence even though he's hardly in the book at all. His name is enough to stir the fear of everyone around him. He is one creepy mofo. Then there's Ryan, I'm not sure how to take him. It's almost like he has mood swings. In the beginning he's selfish and arrogant, but he tells Mia she has made him see the error of his ways. He thinks he's saving her but just ends up damning her.

Roscoe has packed the pages with enough action and intrigue so it never lets up. There is always something happening. I thought I had it all figured out, but I was thrown for a loop. I devoured Wombstone in one sitting and could not pull my eyes away from my Kindle. It's a shiver inducing book that will make you want to keep the lights on. Get yourself a copy of Wombstone now!

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