Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Review: Bloody Little Secrets

Today's review is on Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick

Bloody Little Secrets is a delightful YA book.  Somewhat reminiscent of the Twilight saga, BLS's main character Victoria has spunk, brains, and is highly independent.  What is most unique about this book is that Victoria is Latino. (This is the first vampire book I have found about a Latino FEMALE vampire.)

Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin frantic and confused.  After literally clawing her way out she is grabbed from behind by someone.  When she frees herself from his grasp, he is thrown back against a tree branch.  The branch impales him through the heart and he turns to dust.  Shortly after Vicky realizes that she is a vampire.

Intent on being a GOOD vampire, Vicky leaves her small town and finds herself a new "life".  She creates a fake aunt with her powers of persuasion and enrolls in a new school where she finds friends who accept her as she is, and an everlasting love.  But all is not picture perfect.  The vampire that created her wants her back.  She is a Daywalker, and her blood may hold the key for others to do the same.

Action, adventure, love and romance abound in BLS.  As are the numerous editing errors.  I can not stress enough that good editing is paramount.  Errors make reading difficult as it staggers the natural flow of reading.  I never know if it is simply the copy that I am given or if the errors are actually in the published book, but either way the errors should not be there. 

BLS is a good book, but the editing decreases my rating.

3 of 5 stars


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