May 2, 2011

Review--Discovery of Death by A. P. Fuchs

Zach and Rose had fallen in love during their sophomore year, their worlds completely changed and utterly belonging to each other’s. It was the first time either had fallen in love, deeply, purely. Aiming for a future together, plans were interrupted when Zach went missing for three long months, leaving Rose distraught, heartbroken and depressed.

Zach awakens in the dark of a coffin, his memory erased, his life and feelings for Rose forgotten. A strange group of people who identify themselves as his family reveal he has become a vampire, one of the undead, and is now a being with incredible power and a thirst for blood.

However, during Zach’s absence, Rose learns of her own secret heritage: she comes from a long line of vampire slayers, hellbent on eradicating the unholy threat of the undead from the face of the Earth. Now, not only does she need to try and get over the young man she loves, she must also come to terms with her new life and what that means for her future.

It is only when her path accidentally crosses with Zach’s does lost love begin to surface again.

I received this e-novella for review from the author, A.P. Fuchs

Last week I got an email from A.P. Fuchs asking if I wanted to review a set of e-novellas called Blood of My World and since they sounded rather interesting I accepted! They are rather quick being novellas and all. Already finished the first and halfway through the second!

The first one, Discovery of Death shows Rose and Zach were once a couple falling in love. They were 16, so it can be considered YA if you want, but like most YA books, it is really only the characters' ages that make it seem so. Zach is a vampire. Right away, chapter 1 and we do learn somewhat how he came to be in this way. While Rose is mourning his loss. She only knows that he is missing and has been for months.

Her parents are vampire hunters, so she will be one someday, yet she doesn't know this yet. So in a way it's like a Romeo and Juliet thing--or more accurately Buffy and Angel. Vampire and vampire slayer.

It was a rather fast paced read and I liked it that way. There were a few times I would've liked more development or descriptions here and there, but overall the pacing was great! It never dragged or anything. There are some surprises along the way as well that we shocking and helped move the story forward as well.

It's told in multiple third person p.o.v.'s so we get to see and learn a lot from the characters including Zach and Rose, plus Rose's dad and another of the vampires you soon meet.

A.P. Fuchs did an amazing job writing this novella. Such a short read, yet it was filled with great characters and you see a plot thickening within the series. Secrets are still being kept by some characters and we have yet to learn about them. Cannot wait for more!

Overall this was a quick paced and fun read and I am already enjoying the next one! Rating 4.5/5 stars--I would've really liked to have a bit more in some descriptions but as a novella this was amazing and fit its criteria!

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