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Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Infinite Days (Vampire Queen)Once the queen of a vicious vampire coven, Lenah Beaudonte is a vampire no more. With the help and sacrifice of her love Rhode, Lenah has been able to become human again—the dream of all vampires. Now Lenah is just a sixteen-year-old girl who needs to figure out how to fit into the twenty first century. Or is she? Even as Lenah learns how to live again and undergoing the experience of human love and emotions, her old coven threatens her newfound happiness and humanity. Lenah’s deep connections to her coven prevent her from escaping from them so easily, no matter how much she wants to now. There’s no telling what disaster the coven will wreak to get Lenah back, but destruction of her new life may be the one thing Lenah can’t accept. But how is a former vampire supposed to defend herself from the most powerful vampire coven?

Infinite Days is a unique take on vampires. I really enjoyed Maizel’s fresh interpretation of what it means to be a vampire; it helped Infinite Days stand out from the rest of the vampire stories and all the more interesting to read. The story overall was enjoyable to read, if a little odd at times. But even though, I liked reading Infinite Days, I did not like it as much as I could have. Maizel’s writing was pretty satisfactory even though she could have integrated Lenah’s flashbacks more smoothly. However, there were certain parts of the story that I just didn’t like. I think Lenah made the wrong decision in picking which guy to like, so I was always bothered with the tension between her and her best friend and her attachment to her boyfriend. The entire second part of the novel was also a bit bizarre, especially when Lenah gains special powers. I didn’t quite buy into that. As Infinite Days is the first installment in a new series, it will be interesting to see what Maizel produces next, particularly with the drastic turn of events from this novel.

Infinite Days may be enjoyed by fans of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Evernight by Claudia Gray, and Fallen by Lauren Kate.

Rating: 3.5

Review copy from publisher St. Martin's Griffin through LibraryThing Early Reviewers

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