Monday, July 25, 2016

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Book #1 by Nikki Jefford

Unabridged Audio Version from Audible
I usually don't gravitate towards the young adult, paranormal/fantasy genre, but for whatever reason, I've been on a paranormal/fantasy genre kick this year! 

I've heard a couple of people mention the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series in passing, so I decided to listen to the unabridged audio version of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Book #1 by Nikki Jefford and narrated by Em Eldridge

Total listening time for Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Book #1 by Nikki Jefford is 6 hours, 44 minutes.

For me, the best part of the audio version of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Book #1 by Nikki Jefford was the narrator Em Eldridge. She read this novel really well and made the story pop for me. 

As far as Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Book #1 by Nikki Jefford goes, I really wanted to like this young adult, paranormal/fantasy novel about vampire hunters, but it didn't really resonate with me. I didn't like Dante's character (he seemed so shallow/immature to be a vampire hunter) or Aurora's parents' characters... There were a few other characters that weren't that great either. 

Additionally, there was too much left unsaid about how Aurora was turned into a vampire hunter, her training, etc. other than she was to hunt down vampires. I wanted more details as what was expected of her.

I also felt like there was too much teenage angst and snarkiness in this book. I also wish that Aurora had been able to discuss more about her unhappiness at being turned into a vampire hunter with family or others instead of having to keep it all pent up inside.
The following is a book video trailer that I discovered on YouTube about Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Book #1 by Nikki Jefford:

I'm giving Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Book #1 by Nikki Jefford a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5 stars. It was really difficult for me to decide whether or not to give this novel a 2 star rating or a 3 star rating.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. Huh...I read this back in 2012 for a blog tour. I think I rated it 4 stars. I don't remember much of it. Hmmm...

    1. I didn't find this book completely horrible or anything. I just felt it was a slight step up from being okay.

    2. I understand. I have a feeling if I tried re-reading it now I'll probably won't feel the same way.

    3. I often wonder how I'd feel after rereading some books I loved in the distant past... There are times we love certain books from yesteryear and I'd wonder if I'd love the books as much today as back then. It would be kind of fun to note difference of opinion.

  2. Oh bummer. Sorry to hear this didn't work for you. I bought this eons ago it seems and still haven't read it. I'm a vampire junkie though so it might still work for me! LOL! Nice honest review all the same! Hope your next read is more to your liking!

    1. If you like vampire novels, have you read the Blood Destiny series by Connie Suttle?? Last week, I listened to the unabridged audio version of Blood Wager: Blood Destiny #1 by Connie Suttle and narrated by Traci Odom and it's really good.

      Check out my review of Blood Wager: Blood Destiny #1 by Connie Suttle:

      I'm currently listening to the second novel in the Blood Destiny series titled, Blood Passage.