Vampires for ages. There's not a lot new you can do with them, right? Well, it's true and not. Every journey is different, and the journey is what we're taking when reading a book, so everyone has a little bit of a different spin on, well, everything.
I've always associated vampires with a contemporary or historical setting. Lately, I've seen a rise in sci-fi. Bella Forrest decided to take a stab at this with her new vampire series, Hotbloods.
If you're a fan of vampires, you've probably heard of Bella Forrest. A Shade of Vampire is, I believe, her "break out hit." I read that book as well, but I didn't love it. I was content to stop the journey with book one. That's mostly because I'm not a huge vampire fan to begin with. 😉
Nah, I like vampires. It's just because I'm picky, and I don't understand my own tastes half the time. Example: I've tried to get into the whole sci-fi thing with vampires and werewolves a little bit, but it just felt weird, so I was sure I wouldn't like Hotbloods. And I was wrong. I like Hotbloods quite a bit.
Yeah, the whole vampires being aliens thing was weird for me at first, but I got over it pretty fast. The story kept my interest with all the politics between these alien species humans have no idea about and how humans are about to get way more personally involved than they could have wanted. It's a good ride.
I also appreciate the kind of slow burn romance going on in the book. Riley, the main character, does have that initial attraction thing going on for vampire-guy Navan, but they go through a lot of stuff together before their first kiss. That kiss felt rewarding--and frustrating! They kiss at the very end of the novel, and it ends on quite a bit of a cliffhanger. Guess I'll have to pick up Coldbloods.
If you're a vampire fan, don't miss out on this book!