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Thirst by Claire Farrell review

Thirst by Claire Farrell (Ava Delaney #1)

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Synopsis from Goodreads
Ava Delaney calls herself a hybrid - a living, breathing human who happens to have vampire poison running through her veins. The only thing greater than her thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. She does her best to avoid the human world, for everyone's sake.

When Ava accidentally enslaves a human while saving him from a vampire, she realises she has to look for help setting him free. Despite her misgivings, she expands her world but finds herself dragged into a possible vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, she tries to find a way to keep her human, and herself, alive.

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I'm guilty again of reading a book solely because of the redheaded cover! Which is very nice, by the way.

My advise, read it if you have absolutely nothing else to read. This is like an emergency supply when you are in the queue or on the train and want to pass the time but have no other book at hand. It's readable, and it's easy, but quite empty. 

There is no depth, there is no original plot, more like non-violent, non-blood drinking variation of female Blade, a slightly OCD daywalker and Ebay seller Ava Delaney.

The story is typical. Ava creates a mess by accidentally glamouring a human into a thrall while trying to save him from the vampire. Now she needs to undo the bond. She finds help from human vampire hunter Peter and some mysterious magical creature with a bookshop - Eddie. Then she proceeds to make even more mess, getting tortured and nearly killed in process, rescued and indebted to some powerful creatures.

I didn't feel for her or for any other character, I simply didn't know enough to love or hate them. The only thing I liked is Ava's fear of number 6. She counts when she is nervous, you see, but avoids 6 at all costs. So it's like "I had 14 steps to make, 14 is good, 4 + 1 is 5 not 6..." I can totally relate. I had a phase when I was obsessed with numerology and had to count, check and convert any number I dealt with to a single number which was "lucky" for me :)

Verdict: alright, passable, but not tasty enough to enjoy.

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Такая-никакая книга, благо что бесплатная! Сюжет - клише, глубины не наблюдается, на характеров наплевать, так как про них особо ничего не узнаёшь.

Ава Делани - полу-вампир наподобие Блэйда, только она не пьёт кровь и не переносит насилие и жестокость.

Когда она пытается спасти от вампира очередного человека, то случайно превращает его в своего раба и теперь хочет всё вернуть на сво колею. В процессе Ава знакомится с охотником на вампиров - Питером, и таинственным могущественным паранормальным существом - Эдди, но также приобретает и пару врагов... дальше всё  и так понятно :)

Вердикт: читайте - не читайте, какая разница?



N.L. Mars said...

Wow, I love the cover. If it were available in my bookstores, I would have snatched it up straight away.
Great review. :)

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