Friday, January 30, 2009
Once Bitten - Kalayna Price
Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan-a calico cat among lions and tigers-is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father's successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she's less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that's the high point of her day. She's also drugged, "accidently" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey. She's got seventy-two hours to find the rogue, evade a city full of hunters, prove she's not responsible for the rogue, and keep the vampire council from killing her. All while sorting out an apprentice mage, a married ex-boyfriend shifter-hunter, and the vampire who made her.
When I was approached about reviewing this book I was very cautious, because it's written as an adult book, though it's a YA crossover. I enjoyed it, though, and I can't wait for the second book in this series to come out.
Once Bitten doesn't have a slow start, you get right into the action, which I liked. Kita has a really good voice, and everything was written really nice. I understood the setting, and the Nekai clan's behaviors and habits were written so that people can understand them. I don't really have too many complaints about this book. I really enjoyed it, which, honestly, surprised me.
Like I said earlier, I'm anxiously awaiting the second book in this series. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble Kita will end up in next....
Four hearts, or a B.
Today's the last day to enter the contest for one of two ARCs of the sixth book in the Ranger's Apprentice series. Contest winners will be announced tomorrow.