Saturday, 17 September 2016
True North by Nikki Jefford
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (#6)
Author: Nikki Jefford
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 7th July 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Read the Books You Buy, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (12 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Aurora has spent the past year fighting for survival, freedom, and justice. Now she’s about to face the biggest battle of her life. Field agents are turning up dead and everyone is working to stop Jared before he starts a full-blown war between vampires and hunters. Fane’s resolve and support has never been stronger. Aurora’s feelings for him are as constant as the North Star, but their future is teetering on thin ice. Aurora will make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her family and friends. In order to persevere, she must accept who she is and embrace the cold.
True North is book 6 in the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series and shouldn't be read as a standalone as it relys heavily on events in the previous books, though there is a small time jump between books 5 and 6. This review may contain minor spoilers to the previous books in the series.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the finale of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, but I don't think it was what I read! This had all the hallmarks of the previous books in the series but had an overall different feel to it. Its still narrated by Aurora and she still has her moments of funny but the events of the previous book did change her (as they probably should have!)
Aurora's love life is well and truly sorted in True North which did lead to Aurora thinking a lot dirtier thoughts. It's been clear since the beginning that increased sex drive was a thing for new vampires, and it'd been happening to Aurora gradually, but in this book it was out in full force, maybe even distracting Aurora to some extent!
The ending was messy in a good way. And by that I mean Jefford didn't just tie things up in a neat bow for the sake of it. In true Aurora & co. style the ending was complicated and nowhere near what they had planned. If that hadn't been the case then I think I'd have been disappointed!
This was a good ending to a great series, I'm just sad its over!