* I was given a free copy of this book for review purposes. The review is based solely on my opinion and was not influenced by author or publisher.
After reading reviews of this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. I saw several comparisons to Twilight and I'm not a huge fan of that series. While I do agree that there are some similarities, they seem to be few and far between. One such similarity is a scene at the beginning of the story where Kira (who is starting at a new school) stares across the lunchroom at a group of "misfits" (read vampires) much in the way that Bella stares at the Cullens, in the lunchroom in Twilight. There is also a triangle of main characters in both stories but the relationships within the those triangles differ from each other.
I also got a bit of a Harry Potter vibe from Kira. She is different from any other conduit, she seems to be stronger and have additional powers. And it's up to her to save the World, but if she's not careful she could destroy it.
I like the concept of the story. I think the conduits are an interesting group especially so because they are divided into two separate factions. The vampires in the story aren't susceptible to what we've come to know as the typical vampire weaknesses. I'm not condoning that, being a fan of the old school vampires, but I have to give the author props for being creative about it. She does have an explanation for the fact that the vampires don't fall victim to crosses or holy water. Hey, at least they don't sparkle.
There were quite a few typos and grammatical errors which is why this was rated 3 stars instead of 4. I am looking forward to seeing where the author goes next, the story and the characters have a lot of potential.
My Rating: 3/5 stars