Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: Kindred

Title - Kindred
Author - Erica Stevens
Series - The Kindred #1
Genre - YA Vampires
Publication - June 1st 2012
Format - Kindle Freebie


What do you do when the one you love is also you worst enemy? Trapped in a destiny she does not want, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift, until he walks into her life, turning it upside down and awakening her in ways that she never dreamed possible. 

Cassie is stunned and devastated to learn that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as The Hunters. A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa’s aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Though Cassie knows it is her fate, she chafes against her heritage, and is resentful of the shortened lifespan that has been placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself simply going through the motions of living. That is, until Devon arrives. Tall, dark, and mysterious his arrival turns the school, and Cassie’s life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to him, and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she truly is will place Devon in danger, she is unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. What she does not know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever.


Buffy the vampire slayer meets Twilight. Cassie lost her parents at a young age to the vampires. Now along with her two best friends she’s a vampire hunter from a long line of slayers. Unlike Melissa and Chris who have no issues killing vampires for Cassie it’s different. She’s a tough girl who has her own issues and deals with life day by day. Suddenly she sets eyes on Devon a stranger she finds herself inexplicably drawn to.

Cassie decides to give it a chance seeing what happens with Devon. Her friend Chris who can read people can’t get anything from him but Melissa is positive when she had a vision of him coming and can sense how he feels about Cassie. However her love life will have to wait as something dark and evil is stalking them in the darkness. The group suspects it’s an elder vampire will they be able to keep everyone safe and not be killed by the elder?

I had a hard time getting into Kindred it’s been on my kindle forever because it was a freebie and I love the beautiful cover. I didn't connect with Cassie at first she kind of frustrated me but she won me over. I think the way the author creates the hunters is unique and the vampires are just that but Devon is special. Overall the story wasn't bad it’s like I said before very Buffy the vampire slayer meets twilight. I was always curious to see how this combo would work out and for the story it did work. The book starts out a little cheesy but gets better as you progress by the end I was sold. I will keep my eyes open for the next one. 

4 out of 5 stars

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