Txema Ybarra is the most unenviable nineteen-year-old girl alive.
Smart, pretty, and athletically gifted, this University of Tennessee freshman should be enjoying college life and her entrance into adulthood. And for a moment she does…until the vampires show up.
Born with an unusual ‘twin teardrop’ birthmark on her neck, Txema (pronounced Chema) is one of only a handful of females in the world who bear this trait. It marks her as a vessel of eternal youth and beauty for an elite vampire society determined to protect her precious blood….But it also is the only thing standing in the way of a rogue ‘undead’ nation determined to destroy mankind and usurp the power their sexier brethren have held uncontested for centuries.
Caught in the middle of this war after all the other bearers of the birthmark are murdered, Txema must flee America and heads to France under the protection of five beautiful vampires who all have a vested interest in her survival. The race is on to save her blood, as well as her very life, to ensure the survival of Les Amantes de Vampire. Otherwise, Txema will be the last one…the vampires’ last lover.
Review:I'm still not sure how to write this review. I have many mixed feelings about this book.
The good: This was a new adult paranormal and there aren't enough of those on the market. I liked the characters, the story was original and there were several interesting twists. I'm actually curious as to how the next book will go.
The bad: The main characters' name was weird and made it hard to follow along. Then there was the whole older man romance that kind of skeeved me out. It didn't feel right in the story. Also, the end was not done in the same fashion as the rest of the book. Talk about a story ending in left field. The story started tame and turned into a mature audience book in the last one fourth of the story.
Overall: This was a good book with a lot of promise for the series. It wasn't my cup of tea, but I can see the appeal. I would recommend it for those who love vampire books. This book gets three glittery stars!