Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Title: Death Beckons
Series: Mortis #1
Author: J.C. Diem

Working late one night, Natalie Pierce is kidnapped by a creature that looks like a harmless old man, but is something far more terrifying. Waking up in a creepy mausoleum, she is forced to endure three nights of indescribable agony. Her life is forever altered when she is transformed into a monster of myth and legend; a vampire.

Lonely and full of despair, she comes face to face with the irresistible and enigmatic Lord Lucentio. Justice bringer for the European Vampire Council, Luc has been sent to Australia to kill Natalie's maker, but someone has already beaten him to it. He quickly discovers that Nat is far from an ordinary fledgling. He suspects that she is Mortis, a figure of both hope and dread among their kind.

Natalie is propelled into a dark and mysterious underworld that takes her far away from her hometown of Brisbane. Her arrival was foretold long ago and her fate is already sealed. Nat's entire species is in danger and it is her job to save them. She desperately wants to escape from the burden that has been thrust upon her, but she is inextricably linked to a two thousand year old prophecy. An unknown enemy has begun to whittle down their already limited numbers. If Nat fails to accept her destiny, all vampires will soon cease to exist. 

Death Beckons begins when Natalie ends up making a mistake that will cost her her life, literally. After becoming a vampire, Natalie realizes she's much different than her kind, and she's got to help the vamps before they are taken out. But Nat doesn't want to fight, she just wants to live, however, that's not going to happen if she wishes to continue on. 

This book was pretty interesting. I enjoyed the vampire aspect of the story, and I really liked Nat's humor. However, the book did seem to drag a little bit, and it got a little bit boring at times. 

Other than that it was a very interesting story, and I do look forward into reading more because that ending has me craving to figure out what happens next. 
by ShootingStars Reviews 10:21 AM No comments


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