Thursday, February 24, 2011
Love Sucks by Lauren Hammond
I got a copy of Love Sucks from the author to review. Stay tuned for my 2cents.
In England during the seventeen hundreds, Cara Jones had her human life ended for her and she became a creature of the night. One moment she's an adolescent young woman living her life, the next she's lurking in the streets at night looking for her next meal. The vampire slayings in England became so brutal the whole race was nearly wiped out. So Cara and the clan she called her extended family fled to the U.S. to make a home. They kept to themselves and stayed out of trouble by feeding on recently deceased corpses and cleaning out blood supplies at local hospitals. When one of the clan members makes a mistake, they are once again being hunted and Cara is the only one who makes it out alive. Cara is officially the last vampire on earth. So when Cara awakes from a two hundred year slumber, she awakes to a new city, new people, and a new way of life. Cara sets out on a journey to find her soul mate, the one person who is designed for her. Along the way she encounters a zany new friend, a jealous co worker, and a man whom she can't live without. Dr. Jared Sayers is her destiny. Will Jared give up everything he knows to be with Cara? Or will she wander the earth for the rest of eternity alone?
One of my reasons for continuing to read this was my love for the main character. Even though, Cara was a vampire, she had a sense of innocence that I simply fell in love with. This would be a decent read for a teenager because it didn't have large doses of gore or sex. The large part of the beginning of the novella centered around Cara getting used to her vampire tendencies. Her love afair with Jared was sweet mainly because of her innocence and apparent old fashion ways. I loved the way she decided to fight for his love even though she felt like a monster. Its a calm settle read with bouts of excitement thrown in just the right places. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
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