Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Review: Transfusion by Nikki Jefford

Transfusion by Nikki Jefford
Transfusion (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1)
By Nikki Jefford
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

To Sum It Up: Aurora Sky can’t wait to graduate high school and say goodbye to life in Alaska, but a car accident halts all of her plans for the future. She’s revived by none other than the government, which needs her and her rare blood type for its secret program to eliminate vampires. Aurora wants no part in this, but she has no choice if she wishes to stay alive. Without her monthly injection that only the government administers, she’ll die. And so Aurora embarks on her career as a vampire hunter, all while trying to complete her senior year.

Review: It’s been a while since I read a vampire book, and Transfusion was a nifty little vampire read. It’s not every day that you’re brought back to life by government agents who now want you to kill vampires for them in exchange for the whole saving your life bit. That’s exactly what happens to our heroine, Aurora, and her subsequent adventures keeping Alaska safe from her fanged foes are quite thrilling.

Transfusion features some hard-hitting action scenes and totally delivers on the vampire hunting. Poor Aurora tangles with a super crazy vamp early on in her training, and as cool as her job sounds, I’m not sure I’d like to try it. It’s actually really, really dangerous, and though not all of the vampires Aurora meets want to exsanguinate her on sight, the ones who do are pretty scary. Something that I found rather funny was the gung-ho attitude of Aurora’s fellow hunter and assigned mentor, Dante, toward the vampire extinguishing business. Aurora’s first mission is to take out some big, bad vampire, and Dante isn’t concerned in the least; in fact, he’s supremely confident that she can dispose of her target with ease. Aurora’s heart belongs to someone else, but she and Dante make an awesome team professionally.

In addition to making the action exciting instead of run-of-the-mill for a vampire book, Transfusion’s other strength is its characters. They’re drawn really well, especially the secondary ones, like Aurora’s friend, Noel. While I did think that Aurora should have figured out what was going with a certain character sooner than she did, overall I found her to be a solid protagonist. She kicks some major vampire ass, and that demands a certain amount of respect.

Having read more than a few vampire novels in the last few years, they aren’t as guaranteed nowadays to reel in my interest, but Transfusion is a cut above other titles of its type. Although these vamps aren’t too different from the norm, the well-paced story keeps Transfusion from feeling like standard vampire fare. I really dig the secret government agent angle of this, too, and eagerly anticipate reading about Agent Sky’s next mission.

All in All: I enjoyed this and think it’s worth checking out for fellow vampire fans.


  1. This sounds like an interesting vampire story! I might check this out sometime - there's a lack of vampire reads in my TBR list at the moment!

    1. It was a fun read that was also pretty intense action-wise. I was obsessed with reading vampire books for a while, and though I've branched out into reading about other paranormal creatures, I think I'll always have a soft spot for vampires.

  2. I think I have book 1, it's been a while since I read a true vampire book. This is popular , I'll give it another lookie

    1. You should! It'd been a while since I'd picked up a vampire book, too; there was a time when they were the only paranormal I wanted to read. I've expanded my horizons since then, lol.


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