Review: Blood Reaction by D.L. Atha
Annalice, a single mother and physician, is ready to immerse herself in the mundane chores of her farm as a diversion from her hectic professional life. But she becomes the victim of a home invasion, the supernatural kind. Vindictive and cruel, Asa, a century old vampire, takes brutal control of her life and home. Forcing her to strike a bargain in exchange for her daughter's life, Annalice must not only accept his presence but also bow to his depravity. Facing threats to her only child, she relies on her skills as a physician to unravel the clues to the vampire's existence attempting to beat him at his own game. Caught in a race against a genetic timeline, Annalice struggles to survive the Blood Reaction.
I received this book to give an honest review.
This was a pretty good vampire story, it wasn't all too gory. The main character Annalice is a single mom who lives out in the middle of no where and while she has been attacked all she can think about is her daughter. If anything happens to her she doesn't want her daughter to be hurt or killed, I can totally get that. I felt so bad for Annalice, but at the same time I felt as though she should have found out more about Asa. I mean during the day why didn't she try to find him? Instead she was ate up with fear of what he would do. If I was in her shoes I would have still tried to find out where he was staying, come up with a lie if she had to. She seem to be good at that. You are following the next seven days of what could be the last of Annalice and who she is. Will she survive? Will she be turned into vampire or will she be killed? *POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT*
The ending left me wondering is there more to the story. The detective does he try to find out what was really going on? I felt as though maybe he could have shown up again. It was like he made an appearance, he goes away, comes back, then goes away but seems like he would come back later on but never does. Does Annalice end up with cravings or does she hold on to her humanity? I mean the ending is good but it left me with questions that I wanted answers.
Also why didn't Annalice's mom call more? The mom and daughter seem to have a good relationship but they only talk once or twice maybe. Why didn't Annalice talk to her daughter?
I can understand in a way that maybe the author didn't want to add more to the story being as it was already pretty long and most people probably wouldn't care for all those answers but I am not one of those people.
The character Asa is well one of those bad boy vampires. I mean he kills of course but he just seem to want to be good. He was thrown into this life and instead of trying to be good he just went the bad boy way. He is what makes a vampire a vampire. He doesn't think about his actions, he just does what he does naturally with no second thoughts.
With both characters you do not need seem to get much characteristic with them. It was like you meet them, but you do not feel a good connection with who they are. You get told but you do not seem to feel it.
If you are looking for a good vampire story, that is different than your normal ones then get this book.