Unforeseen was a book I won at a giveaway hosted by Michelle @ In Libris Veritas. This is one of those times when winning a book made me read a book I might not have otherwise. I’m wary of Vampire books, they have been overdone to death and have had all the blood sucked from them so they don’t have a lot of new ideas to bring to the table.
But this one was a very pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed it, I won’t say it was unique but it is very readable. Alex while running home from work, gets attacked and ends up being rescued by vampires. She is resistant to their mind washing and badly injured, so they take her home to keep her safe and to find out why their powers don’t work on her. From there Alex is thrust into a world she knows nothing about but into a world where she already belongs.
What makes this book work for me is the characters. Alex is realistic, tough and even a pain at times but always entertaining. The coven of Vampires all have their own distinct personalities, together they are just plain fun. They bounce off one another and I had more than a few laugh out loud moments. In particular the youngest member Rocky is like a little brother, you want to simultaneously hug him and slap him.
The world building is slowly done. As Alex reads the histories, we gain an understanding along with her, we learn about the vampire powers and the different families. We are as confused as she is as to how it all fits together and especially where she fits in. She has trouble believing in vampires and her reaction to their world felt a lot less contrived than others I have read.
My biggest issue is the relationship with Marcus, it happened a bit too fast. Insta-love is one of my pet hates and it does happen. Apart from that I really enjoyed Unforeseen.
A story about friendship and loyalty set within a vampire world with all the action that entails with a few twists and lots of humour; what is there not to enjoy? Really looking forward to book 2 to see where we go to next.
Bookish Chat : This is a book that proved yet again to me that I’m a character person. Are you more driven by plot or characters when reading? Obviously we need a bit of both but which is your preference?