Thursday, 27 October 2011

Review: Thirst by Claire Farrell

Thirst by Claire Farrell
(Ava Delaney #1)
3 out of 5 stars

Published by Smashwords

Thirst was enjoyable. It was al right. It just didn't stand out for me.

Ava is a half-vampire, and the only one at that. When she by accident binds a human to her, she doesn't know what to do. And know two rivalling vampire clans are fighting to capture her and use her powers. Only Ava is completely unaware of what she can do.

This is pretty much a basic vampire story. The main character is a pretty girl that everyone either wants, or is jealous of. But she's not perfect! She hasn't talked to a human being in a few years! I don't know why the writer chose this characteristic. Ava is perfectly chatty in conversation. You would expect her to be a little rusty at that.

Vampires are the big bad guys in Thirst. They look more like zombies, with decaying flesh everywhere. They are completely gross and we should hate them all and they should burn in hell! But then Ava suddenly pities a vampire that almost killed her human pet. I have no idea where that feeling came from. Seems like Ava's hate isn't as absolute like she would likes us to think.

And what is a vampire story... without a love-triangle! I won't even start on this one. It's just plain old. And even more sad when you consider what her choices are: the brainless but apparently tasty human pet, or the mysterious guy that hates her guts. They both sound like perfect boyfriend material, don't they?

Oh, I just thought of another thing. You know when we are all face-palming because the heroine is taking off on her own so "the hero won't be endangered!"? Well, Ava manages to pull this off, not once, but TWICE! Because the first time was such a good idea! And yet we are told she's pretty smart. Huh.

However, these are all kinds of little things that completely annoy the crap out of me, but I know that other people often don't agree. At the moment this book is available for free. It isn't very long. So if you're looking for some quick light vampire read, you can give Thirst a try.

Blurb

Part vampire, the only thing greater than Ava Delaney's thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. When she accidentally turns a human into her minion, she does her best to set him free - but her attempts land her in the middle of a potential vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, Ava tries to save her human... and herself.

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