Saturday, June 25, 2011

Once Bitten

Once Bitten
by: 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, "accidentally" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating as rouge 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.

WOW. That is a really long synopsis.  Pretty much tells the whole story if you ask me.  I had some problems with this book.  Mainly, the world building.  I mean, usually I'm not too fond of all the descriptions, but even a girl like me needs SOME background information.  Like what the hell is Haven anyways.  And where exactly is Firth, not to mention....what the hell is it?!

So Kita is on the run from hunters.  Ok still not entirely clear on the hunters thing.  Were they trying to kill her or just drag her back to...Firth(?)  Kita gets turned into a vampire.  Don't you think if you were turned into a vampire that you would want answers IMMEDIATELY?  Yeah? me too!  Kita?  Not so much. She's more concerned about why she doesn't feel cold anymore,  (maybe because you're a vampire?)  and why does my ex-boyfriend smell so good all of a sudden?  Maybe it's the vampire thing again?  There is a vampire standing right behind you, why not ask him??  No?  oh okay then.  ARG!  Kita continues to do this through out the book.  Always wondering and never asking the one person who can at least give her some answers.  Very frustrating!

Then there is a side character Gil who is...I dunno some random person who is basically only around to glamor people when they are trying to get answers.  Useless.

Anywho, aside from Kita and her refusal to get answers, I'd say that overall it was an okay story, but I just can't get past how passive for answers Kita was.  I like my heroines to have a little less fear and drive to get answers.  I will  not be reading the next book in this series!

I have another book by this author sitting on my shelf and am looking forward to reading it.  Grave Witch...have you heard of it?  Is it good?

That is all.  Continue on with your day.  :)

1 comment:

a!k0 said...

I never knew there was a ton of vampire type books out there :P did you finish the book? it sounds a lil boring...