Friday, September 20, 2013

Review: "The Red Sun Rises" by Victoria Kinnaird

Eren Anderson is a freak among freaks. At 17 years old, he doesn’t fit in with his peers in the tiny town of All Hallows and despite being born into it, he most certainly doesn’t fit in among The Order of Our Mother, the secret nature worshipping society that has harnessed the ability cast spells and believes vampires are not only real, but their deadliest enemies. Eren is turned into a vampire after an attack by the local coven master, but that is the least of his worries...

In a post-Twilight world, “The Red Sun Rises” is a YA novel intended to give vampires their bite back but it should not be read as simply another vampire novel. “The Red Sun Rises” is a story about growing up, responsibility, falling in love, facing your fears and taking fate into your own hands.
My Review:
5 Star rating!!

* I initially purchased this book on my own, but was also given a copy for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. These are my opinions and are in NO WAY related to the fact the I was given a free copy.*

Victoria Kinnaird had me hooked from page one. She couldn't have wrote a better debut novel. Her characters are ones that you can relate to. They have everyday problems, just like everyone else (they just happen to be vampires and casters). Eren Anderson, a self-proclaimed "freak among freaks" quickly won a special place in my heart, even though he was stubborn and somewhat short-tempered throughout the book. He's a teenage boy, trying to carve out a place in the world for himself. He's experiencing things that REAL teenagers are going through. It truly was refreshing to read a YA novel told from a teenage boy's perspective and I loved that it had an underlying theme of sexuality to it. Some people may be put off by this element...but I think it made the book that much more relatable. I applaud Kinnaird for writing a story like this one! It's about time! It's not "just another teenage vampire book." No sparkly, brooding vamps here folks. The story flows nicely, it's somewhat fast paced, the characters have depth and the plot has a few twists I didn't expect. This is the kind of book teens SHOULD be reading! I could go on and on about the book about what I loved...but I'll just let you decide for yourself.  I'll be recommending it! If you haven't already bought this book...go get your copy! RIGHT NOW!

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About The Author:

About Victoria Kinnaird

Victoria Kinnaird is 25 years old and lives in Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2009 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism, Creative Writing and English Lit. Victoria has been writing since she was 15 years old. "The Red Sun Rises" is her debut novel and she has been writing it on and off for five years. She loves rock music, and ll of her tattoos are related to bands that she loves!

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