Vamps: Fresh Blood - Nicole Arend Review



Welcome to VAMPS, an elite academy in the Swiss Alps for the children of the wealthiest and most powerful vampire families.

Dillon is an outsider, a dhampir – half vampire, half human – sent to VAMPS to learn to nurture his vampire side. Thrown in at the deep end, he must embrace his fangs if he is to survive. But blood never lies and there is something special in Dillon's veins that the others do not have. And as his power grows, so does the target on his back

I had been meaning to get back into a book about vampires for some time. Vamps seemed like the perfect combination of romance and vampires. So I was eager to start it.
I'm going to honestly admit that I was pleasantly surprised by this book! My expectations were not sky high, but I must confess that they were well exceeded. The story is really mega well put together! I enjoyed it immensely. I really couldn't put this book aside.

Dillon was also a really great character to read. He is not like most characters who are chosen. He also doesn't act like a chosen one at all. He acts like a dork who still has to learn everything and that just made him so nice and "down to earth.

What I did find a big downside, and this really needs to get off my chest. I found the end of the story so rushed. There was way too much pacing in a short period of time. Because of this, important details were lost. While reading, I felt like I was missing important information. It suddenly went way too fast, and I would have preferred more attention to detail. For me, the book could easily have 100 more pages if that would have made the ending better.

That being said, I really did find this story and especially the core ending "mindblowing. I am still amazed at how much this book did with me. I was totally in the flow and went absolutely crazy by the ending. I have to confess that it had been a while since I had really gotten so deeply lost in a book anyway. This is definitely recommended in my opinion!

I also hope it will be continued soon.

About the book:

- Author: Nicole Arend

- Genre: YA Fantasy

- Themes: Vampires, halfblood, college

- Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

- Published: 1/09/2022

- Number of pages: 464 pages

- ISBN-Code: 9781398511774

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