Today is my stop on the blog tour for Dark Reflections by Kelsey Ketch, hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Check out my review and don’t forget to enter the giveaways!
by Kelsey Ketch
Genre: NA Dark Fantasy
Release Date: April 2019
Being possessed by a vampire sucks!
Alana Jones’s world has been completely turned upside-down after being bitten by a vampire’s reflection in a cursed mirror. Now she’s forced to stay in an abandoned Victorian inn on an isolated island off the west coast of Florida, where Alana lives a double life: one as herself and one as a vicious murderer. Over the past year, she has spilt and drunk the blood of sixteen victims. The guilt of their deaths slowly eating away her sanity.
Sixteen dead . . .
However, things become even more complicated when Alana finds Cole, a surfer she felt a connection with the moment they met on the mainland, locked up in the island’s shed. Knowing his death is inevitable, she attempts to distant herself from him, continually reminding herself of the monster residing underneath her skin. Unfortunately, it’s a small island, and the more she interacts with Cole, the more her feelings grow for him.
Eventually, she has to make a decision. Either accept his fate or find a way to expel the vampire’s spirit from within herself before she murders him as well.
Oh, Kelsey Ketch, where has your writing been all of my life?!?!
Sheesh. I went into this expecting a vampire novel…and that is what I got, but I also got this incredibly weaved together story that blew my mind. Dark Reflections is unlike any vampire story I’ve read. There is this really interesting aspect of a curse, and a posession rather than a typical hottie vampire bites lonely girl scenario. I loved it. Watching Alana and Cole struggle to figure out how to handle this was really intense and kept me glued to the pages.
I love the characters. Alana is just a girl who happened upon this curse. She struggles with it daily, and she became a favorite very quickly. The story of the vampire who has possessed Alana is fantastic. It brings even more of a horror element to the story, and I always love getting back stories on the villain.
I’m very impressed with Dark Reflections. It isn’t your typical vampire novel. It has a super unique plot with some awesome characters, and a pace that keeps the story flowing. Highly recommended!
Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist in the state of North Carolina. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress or organizing the New Adult Scavenger Hunt, a biannual blog hop. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.
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