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Friday, March 2, 2012

Redemption - Lindsey Gray

Title: Redemption
Author: Lindsey Gray

Format: ebook provided by author for review

From Goodreads:
Life is for living. Afterlife is a chance at redemption. As the only remaining female vampire in existence, Lily attempts to make her way towards her ever after. But with best friend Becca, new beau Ian, human husband Ryan, Archangel Peter, and a host of demons all standing in the way of Lily’s chance at a peaceful eternity, how can she possibly survive?


This was a pretty good story with a lot going on in a relatively short time span.  You definitely want to pay attention to what’s happening, and who is who.

The story starts off with an eerie scene.  There is a choice to be made, one person’s life over another’s.   
Then we jump right to another place and we watch Lily hunting.  Lily is a vampire, but she doesn’t drink people, she is strictly on what the Cullen’s would call the vegetarian diet – animals only.  Lily is one of the last three remaining vampires on Earth.

Then we jump back in time just a smidge more, and learn how everything leads up to this point.  Lily and Ian, dating and in love.  The only problem is that Ian is a human, and he doesn’t know that she isn’t.   This causes her to make a drastic decision.

I found this book to be very enjoyable overall.  It had a fast pace and was well written.  Even though there are many characters and it takes place over several time periods with flashbacks and memories, I never once was confused about where or what was happening.   The characters were intriguing and charismatic.

There were a lot of different aspects to this book.  You are dealing with a wide assortment of paranormal beings.  There is everything from vampires, angels and demons to shadow walkers and more.  There are serial killers and just regular oxygen breathing, blood flowing human beings.   If I had any complaint at all, it would only be how easily everything was accepted when the truth about the paranormal aspect comes out.  Everybody in this book seemingly takes everything in stride.  I can’t say if that is how I would picture it happening, but I’ve not had anyone come out to me with their paranormal side….yet.

I almost dare say this book is more about Lily’s best friend Becca more than Lily herself.  There are several plot lines swirling around together.  They were all very interesting, and I think there will be a lot of questions that get answered in the next book, Revisited, due out this summer.