Blood and Guitars

Blood and Guitars - Heather Jensen I started reading this book thinking that I was going to read one more book about vampires. Fortunately, it is not just one more book about vampires. And luckily the vampires in this book doesn't resemble in the least bit the ones in that other series of books that you all have in mind. It is nice, for a change, to see vampires that can go out during the day and have no problems with eating garlic. The story is very original too, and that's what made me feel like reading it, among other reasons.

When Aurora, a young vampire, goes food hunting one night, she meets Trey, a rock star, and they feel immediately attracted to each other. Follow Aurora and Trey as they try to make their relationship work, taking into account that Aurora must hide from Trey her being a vampire. Once their relationship gets deeper, some dangers will threaten them, so Aurora will have to protect Trey from her vampire world, but at the same time keeping that danger and her secret away from Trey.

The story works quite well, and the plot is original. We get the story told by the two protagonists, so we see the story from the point of view of both Aurora and Trey. However, at the beginning it is a bit confusing to follow who is talking, and then, all of a sudden, Trey's voice is more eloquent than Aurora's voice. I would have loved to see more balance between the two points of view. I mean, the book starts focusing on Aurora and her painting, and then everything is centered on Trey and his music. Taking into account this book is the first in a series, we shouldn't be surprised to see some loose plot points, since I guess that the author will use them in the next books (or I really hope so). But I have to say that those plot points that are not going to be fully developed in the book shouldn't be given too much attention. In that case, they can mislead the reader, making us wait for them to be developed, or to see what happens next.

The characters are well developed but they don't grow. They are the same from the beginning to the end. A vampire who is an artist and a rock star who is not all ego are a very attractive couple, and a very original one. I liked that.

If you are looking for an original, entertaining, and different love story, choose this book and you won't be disappointed. I really loved reading this book, and I will also read the next book in the series.