Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review - Pitch (Death Day, #1) by Jillian Eaton

Pitch (Death Day, #1)Title: Pitch
Author: Jillian Eaton
Series: 1st 
Pages: Novella as Ebook only
Published: May 19th 2012 by Bay Horse 
Source: Author sent for honest review

Description: Sixteen-year-old Lola is a daredevil. She likes playing hooky, making out with bad boy Everett James, and stealing cars. The reason behind all of her rebellious antics? Because she can. But what can one girl do against a horde of murderous vampires?  Aided by her sometimes sober father, her best friend Travis, and Maximus, the mysterious stranger who appeared out of no where to save her life, Lola must accomplish what the rest of the human race has failed to do in the aftermath of the world wide massacre: survive.  But how do you survive when everything you know has been destroyed... and the one person you thought you could trust ends up being the most dangerous person of all?

I Give This ...

I wasn't sure about this book at first.  In the book world saturated with vampire books, I didn't find much that made this book stand out.  But, since it was short I kept reading.  I am so glad that I did!

I think the biggest thumbs up for this book is Lola.  She's a sassy lead female character.  She doesn't even bat an eye when she uses that against a vampire who is bent on killing her.  I think it saved her life.  She's fiercely loyal to her best friend and her father.  It may have been a lack of judgement to leave Travis at that house at first but I admired the fact that she went back for him.  I liked that she didn't trust Maximus.  It ok to admit you might be attracted to him, but I never felt it was an instant connection.  

There were a couple things about this book that stood out for me.  First, I thought it was interesting that Lola was bitten but it didn't turn her.  She could be tracked because of it though.  I think the drove the vampire crazy because Lola always seemed to outsmart her.   Second, I like the reasoning behind the complete attack on the town.  It intrigues me and makes me think there's a lot more to the story.  

So, another one of those books that really probably about a 3 1/2 rating, but I'll round up!   I liked it and look forward to the next one!.


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