Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review: Unholy Alliance

Unholy Alliance
Unholy Alliance by Lacy Yager

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a completely entertaining and enjoyable read! I don’t think that the synopsis does this book justice as the adorable YA read that it is. It was filled with YA romantic cuteness, oodles of action, and an addictive enough storyline that I’m really sad there is not a second book available right now.

The story POV switches back and forth between Maggie, a reluctant vampire, and Shane, the teen heart-throb of a Chaser (aka vampire slayer). From page 1, the story takes off with a bunch of action, using one of my favorite storytelling methods – throw them into the deep end and explain things along the way! I like to really dive into the characters, and this is usually the best way for authors to do it for me. The book takes us into the lives of Shane and Maggie, who are both helping the troubled youth of the city in their own ways. Maggie has clearly taken it on as a mission, while Shane is just trying to keep his sisters happy and healthy. It was kind of nice to see the typical role of guy vampire meets innocent girl reversed in the story. Their romance was really sweet, but a little rushed. I can’t wait to see where they take their relationship in future (hopefully!) books.

There are clearly some big vampire happenings on the horizon, but we had a good deal of time spent in this book with Shane, his adorable sisters, Maggie’s BFF Hannah, and Maggie herself. This book was a really firm start to what could be a great series. We are left at the end of the book (no, not on a cliffhanger) hopeful and optimistic about where all the characters will end up.

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