Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Review: Infinite Days


Today I shall be reviewing a book titled Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel. It is a debut novel and the first book in the Vampire Queen series.

The description of the book:

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.

Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?

My review:

At first I thought it would be another vampire book that is a copy of Twilight or a Twilight wanna-be but due to the great reviews I decided to buy this book and give it a try. Just let me tell you that this book was so much fun to read.

It is about a girl who had lived more than 500 years on earth. Then she decided that she wants to become a human once again. So her vampire soul mate sacrificed himself to commend her wish. She turns into a human and live her life. Then she turns into a vampire. So basically this book is written in 3 stages: 1) her vampire life 2) her human life 3) becoming a vampire after her short human life. We get to see the differences and the development in each stage.

Many humans wish they could be vampires for their high speed, non-sleeping days, etc. so why would a vampire want to be a human once again? This is what the book helped  me realize. It made me realize that our human life is way better than a vampire life. Living forever isn’t that exciting. It's boring. And this book could not agree with me more. Of course Lenah, the main character, had an exciting life as a vampire but she was still bored to the point where she wants to be a human again. I mean a human who gets sick, tired and hungry all the time. It sucks but she wants it.

This book told me that we don’t need centuries upon centuries to live and enjoy life but we just have to make from our short life the best years ever.Also this book had lots of flashback that helped in the understanding of Lenah's life as a vampire. And no, this book is not like twilight. In fact we get to see the ugly face of real vampires.
The cover was beautiful. I always like to stare at her eyes. Her eyes are so rich and experienced for someone who lived over 500 years.

The ending made me go "what the hell had just happened?" yes, the book ends at a cliffhanger to leave us hungry for the next book in the series.

The trailer is here:

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