Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Driven by Rebecca Royce (Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy)

(I love the covers in this series, nice and mysterious by not showing her face) 

May 2011 (ebook), Decadent
195 pages, Ebook (ARC)
Review copy 

Themes: apocalyptic world, dystopian, vampires, werewolves, survival, learning truths which turn your world aroundd, the chaos of normal human emotions, pain, tragedy, teen romance, familial love, quite a bit of gore, tissues needed although there are a few laughs to be had. 

Summary from Decadent
My name is Rachel Clancy. Forty-six years ago, life as humanity understood it ended. Armageddon. Well, that's what we call it, anyway. What other term works as well to describe the day the Vampires and the Werewolves slaughtered nearly all of humanity? 

When Rachel Clancy turned sixteen, she inadvertently changed the lives of everytone around her. Now, xis months later she has to figure out how to live with what has happened. 

Sent back into the wilderness - this time with a new love - she will find herself face-to-face with two people she never thought to see again: the boy she though she loved and the man who wanted to destory her since birth. If Rachel can learn what drives her forward, there may be a chance for everyone to start again. If she fails, all is lost.

Nayuleska's thoughts
I think when I read the first book, Rebecca had mentioned either through Tweets or email that she wondered what I'd make of this book. Surprisingly I like it. I like it an awful lot. It is grim. Rachel gets her heart pulled out again. The difference this time, there's no 6 months in a comatose state. She sucks it up and deals with it. I love Rachel's inventiveness. I love her voice, especially the at the end of the book. There is a small hope, a hope which she and the other characters will nurture until book three. For now, this 10/10 is a must read for dystopian and paranormal book lovers.

You can find out more about Rebecca and her books on her website

Suggested read
Definitely check out how it all began in book one, Initiation. Personally I prefer our modern, coming of age celebration with cake and no blood. 


Rebecca Royce said...

Thank you so much for this review.

Nayuleska said...

You're most welcome :) Thank you for writing it!