(Vampire’s Bane #1)
Author: Suzannah Daniels
Publisher: Suzannah Daniels
Publication: April 14, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction
VAMPIRE’S BANE is a mature young adult paranormal fantasy/romance/action & adventure/post-apocalyptic story.
Now available for pre-order on Amazon…will be released on Amazon on April 14, 2015.
A lethal sword.
A dangerous mission.
A seventeen-year-old girl finding her way in a world that is nothing like she remembered.
When Maylin Kavanagh’s parents surrendered her to The Program, they swore it was for her protection. After being confined in a small underground cell for nearly two years, she is finally released.
But the world has changed.
Most of the populace has been wiped out by a deadly disease, and the rules of society have regressed. But that’s not the worst of it. When her group is kidnapped by a band of rogue vampires, Maylin realizes the decline of the human population has brought other races to the forefront—races she never knew existed. And now they’re all battling for survival and power.
In his father’s absence, Thane Warwick must lead his people. He has two priorities: find his father and find humans who can supply blood to his tribe. Immediately intrigued by his latest captive, he becomes interested in Maylin for more than just her blood, but he soon discovers that he must make a choice between his father and her.
Despite their attraction, Maylin and Thane each have an agenda, and only one can be the victor.
VAMPIRE’S BANE is the first book in the VAMPIRE’S BANE series. While it does end at a natural turning point in the heroine’s journey, it is an ongoing story, and not all questions will be answered. You will need to read this series in order.
And in that moment, I claimed her as mine.
(ARC generously provided by the author Suzannah Daniels in exchange for an honest review. *This does not influence my rating and review*)
I have always fancied vampire-themed books, especially when they’re blended with deep, dark romance. It’s a genre that I’ve always been a sucker for. This book, to be honest, met my expectations. I absolutely loved it!
Vampire’s Bane is the first book of the Vampire’s Bane series. It talks about the main character Maylin Kavanagh, a girl who was surrendered by her parents to be moved to “The Program” by which she was able to endure two years of being imprisoned and watched by the scientist Dr. Canton to prepare her, along with other teenagers, to fulfill a purpose in the future. After being freed, she and her peers started to have their journey to discover their purpose. But things had gotten rough when they met a group of vampires on their way and was held captive by the vampire leader, Thane Warwick. All throughout the book, Maylin discovered lots of things about the dark, twisted world they were living, which made her decide to escape and fulfill her mission to lead her group.
There are lots of reasons why I loved this book. One of them is *sigh* Thane Warwick. Let’s all admit it. Hot fictional guys always tickle every readers’ fancy. When the author introduced this sexy vampire, that was my undoing.
Thane is perfectly described and molded. He’s the kind of vampire that has a dark side which is very well added to the mystery and his overall appeal. Maylin Kavanagh, on the other hand, is a character you will either love or hate– or both, at the same time. Although she’s a strong character, sometimes you want to strangle her because she’s annoying at times. Not a perfect character, but she’s admirable when it comes to her dedication to her peers– and that’s more important.
Another reason why I loved this book is the author’s writing style. Very impressive! The plot was also well-done and there were surprising twists all throughout the book. And the romance? Perfect! I’ve already said this in my status but hell yeah, Thane and Maylin are the new OTP!
As a whole, this book is a very promising start to a great series. I totally enjoyed it. The ending left me wanting more and I can’t wait to read its next. 🙂
Rating: 5 Stars