Here we are on day 3 of Face Your Fears Week and I have a Vampire book for you! It wasn't spooky, but what would Halloween be without Vampires?!?! Check it out.
Karma Bites by Nyrae Dawn-YA Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review
"Whoever said, 'parents are always right' really should have thought that one through. After all, my mom believes in vampires. Go figure."
All Abigail Thompson ever wanted was to be considered normal. Instead, she ended up a loner with a vampire–obsessed mom and a stamp labeling her the resident freak of Karma, California.
When bad boy Caleb Evans saves Abby from a mean girl attack straight out of a “B” movie, Abby’s own karma starts to improve. Maybe “normal” could become her way of life, after all. But Caleb isn’t the only boy to notice her. Once newcomer Gabriel Chambers becomes Abby’s new best friend, she finds herself trapped between two boys, both holding secrets. And when Abby learns sometimes things really do go bump in the night, she discovers one of those secrets could just get her killed.
Karma Bites is a story about a girl named Abigail, who is somewhat of an outcast at school. Her mom believes in vampires and as a result, people think Abby is a freak. She doesn't have many friends and has never had a boyfriend. However, she does have a major crush on Caleb. He's kind of the bad boy, but not really. Caleb just tends to hang out with the wrong crowd. Anyway, one day when Abby is getting picked on by the "mean girl" group, Caleb steps in and sticks up for Abby. They start spending time together and I'm sure you can guess what happens next. Then, Gabe arrives to make things more complicated for Abby. Family secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested.
Abby was a likable girl. I wouldn't say that she had many strong characteristics that stood out for me, but I liked her. I felt like she was in the dark about so much of her life. Then, towards the end of the book, pieces start coming together and Abby becomes more solid. Does that make sense? I liked her relationship with Caleb and would have liked to have seen more of them.
Even though there are two boys involved in the story, I didn't really feel like it was a love triangle. Caleb was definitely more likable to me and a better fit for Abby. We don't really learn too much about the boys until closer to the end of the book. In the end, I still liked Caleb more than Gabe.
Overall, I liked this book. I felt like it moved a bit slow in the first half of the book, but I liked how everything came together in the end. I'm a fan of Nyrae Dawn's writing, so I'm glad I gave this one a go. I will say that she has a definite knack for writing male POV's and I would have liked to have seen Caleb's POV. It's a good read for a fan of YA Paranormal. Appropriate for 15+.
~Caleb touches my cheeks. His fingers tickle the same path as all the heat inside me. "I like this. The pink."
He nods. And then he's looking at me all different again, but even more differently than before. It's like it's the first time he sees me. But I see him. I always have.
His hands are still on my face, but his lips are now on mine.-Loc 1702