by H.D. Gordon
When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.
The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa's instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and I LOVED this book so much and I am so so grateful to the author for allowing me to be a part of this read to review and this book has quickly climbed to the top of my favorites list.
WOW, AWESOME, and FANTASTIC just a few of the words that come to mind after reading this first book in the saga. I wish I could give it a hundred stars but as my system is out of 5 i guess 5 out of 5 will have to do. This was so fantastic and ended way to soon for me that I am on the hunt for the rest and they will be on my e-reader shortly I can't wait to lose myself in this fantastic world Gordon has created.
Right from page one I was curious and drawn in. The writing was so well done I felt like I was right there, the raw emotion Alexa felt pored off the page and sometimes I wished I could reach in the book and hug her. From the beginning I admired Alexa , She was determined to protect her sister and after everything with her mother I was glad to see her silently accept what she needed to do:
"No, I thought, I had never trusted her before when she told me that everything she did was for my own good. I would trust her now, even if it was too little too late"Alexa was also a fantastic warrior and not just a fighter, but someone willing to fight fort the truth and what she believes in, putting others first and putting her life on the line without a second thought for the good of others:
"I didn't even really know her, yet I would give my life for her.Not because I'm altruistic, but because it was who I was; who I had always been. I suppose that is what made me a true warrior"Okay, Okay I may have a little bit of a girl crush but I can't help it and I am so not ashamed!!!!
Well now we get to the real greatness of the book...The band of hotties surrounding Alexa. Tommy the rich and charming Vampire, Jackson the werewolf the werewolf who helped her escape and was her only friend for a long time and then..........Kayden *Sigh* the handsome Greek God looking bad boy who understand Alexa like no one else can. I liked Jackson a lot he has a great sense of humor and he would do anything for Alexa and her sister to keep them safe, but Kayden and her complete each other and I don't want Jackson so be sad but well I don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't read it but they Kayden and Alexa need eachother and the sooner they realize it the sooner they can defeat evil.
I wanted to read this book forever I just never wanted to reach the words the end it didn't seem right. This book made me laugh out loud, cry a little and gasp in shock several times and if I am being completely honest I may have drooled a bit when Kayden was introduced. I just cant say enough about how much I liked this book....it was like an emotional punch in the face and I mean that in a good way. So if you have not read this I STRONGLY suggest that you do, you will not regret it.