Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review of Transfusion (Aurora Sky, Vampire Hunter) by Nikki Jefford

Welcome to our stop on the 'Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter' blog tour, made possible by Xpresso Book Tours.  I have a review for you guys today. The synopsis of the novel grabbed me immediately, and I was very excited to read this book. I was not disappointed.  

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Title: Transfusion
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1
Author: Nikki Jefford
Release Date: December 9, 2012

Genre: YA Paranormal
Purchase: Amazon /Barnes&Noble

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If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job… by hand.

Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. And if he’s a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?

As evident by my introduction of this post, I was anticipating this novel. But I was surprised initially, when I didn't take to it right away. Mostly due to the way our main character, Aurora, was introduced to the weird circumstances of her new life, after her near death.

I despised the military agents that introduced her to this world that Aurora did not know existed. They were, as people, not very likeable. Their methods were brash and abrupt, and frankly... I really wanted to punch them both in the face. Really hard.

But what actually threw me off was Aurora's reactions to finding out that vampires not only exist, but run rampant throughout Alaska, and the world. The acceptance of the information did not feel natural, and her disbelief, on the other hand, also didn't feel natural. 

But once she started on her assignments, I very quickly began to really get into this novel! 

I loved the action and the gore. And I really enjoyed how proficient she ended up being in her new role. And the reasons as to why she was so special and fell into a very small elite group of other slayers, fit perfectly within the plot of this story. I dug it! It was a pretty original concept. 

Though there were some very predicable elements to the story and the characters, I did end up really liking this plot, and how all these characters fit into it. I even enjoyed the romance between Aurora, and unlikely love interest, Fane - who initially came off as a major jerk. 

This book was quite refreshing, because of the original concept behind some of the elements of this novel. Though there was a little awkwardness in the writing (more noticeably in the beginning for me), I really enjoyed this story, and would not hesitate to continue this series.


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About the Author: Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She is the author of the Spellbound Trilogy and upcoming Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. Nikki married Sebastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.                                         Author Links: Website: Goodreads: Facebook:


  1. It did have some awkward moments at the start but came together really well by the end. I also loved the originality. I don't know Nikki's plans for the series but I'd love to see it run longer than just a few books. I think it has the potential to be long running. :)

    1. Totally agree with you. I would love it if it ran for a few books. It has the potential for it. And I definitely would jump on board to read them all!

      Thanks for stopping in!



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