Jennifer Armintrout - The Turning Book #1


I'm no coward. I want to make that perfectly clear. But after my life turned into a horror movie, I take fear a lot more seriously now. I finally became Dr. Carrie Ames just eight months ago. Then I was attacked in the hospital morgue by a vampire. Just my luck.
So now I'm a vampire, and it turns out I have a blood tie to the monster who sired me. The tie works like an invisible leash and I'm bound to him no matter what I do. And of course he's one of the most evil vampires on earth. With my sire hell-bent on turning me into a soulless killer and his sworn enemy set to exterminate me, things couldn't get much worse -- except I'm attracted to them both.
Drinking blood, living as an immortal demon and being a pawn between two warring vampire factions isn't exactly how I'd imagined my future. But as my father used to say, the only way to conquer fear is to face it. So that's what I'll do. Fangs bared.


I was introduced to this series when one of the mum's from school asked me to buy the rest of the series for her. I asked to borrow this first book from her as it is out of print and can't find it anywhere (hurry up publishers)!

She warned me it was a little, well, not for the faint-hearted so I went in with really high expectations (not being too sure which category of unfaint-heartedness I should belong to). Was it going to be graphic Vampire stuff or was it full of sex, or just really bad language?
I have to say, with only "not for the faint-hearted" to go on, I was a little underwhelmed by the first half of the book. I don't particularly like the main character, Carrie Ames who is doing working as an ED doctor at a hospital when she crosses the path of a vampire. I didn't particulary warm to her - although I'm not sure if that's the point?

She ends up, after Googling "what to do if attacked by a vampire", with a vampire who belongs to The Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement - which seems to be a self- policing vampire society that offs vampires.

The "not for the faint-hearted" stuff occurs about 3/4 of the way through the book (I'll leave you to get to that bit yourself :)), so it does happen - eventually. Really  - I'm not too sure if I really want to read the rest of the series. I will, because I hate to read just one part of  a series, but I don't think I'll be putting it up as a must-read.

Shame really because I do love a vampire book.

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