Sugar Rush (Ophelia Dawson – 2) by Kimber An
(Excerpt from Goodreads) Running and screaming will have to wait. A blood-sucking dead guy may be a vampire to you, but he’s an alien/human hybrid to Ophelia and she really must examine his olfactory nerve under a microscope first.
Ophelia longs to be free, free of Diabetes, free of her ex-boyfriend, free to live. She loves Adrian, but she loved Martin once too. Something transformed Martin and made her his drug. If he has his way, she’ll never achieve the freedom to learn his true nature and origin.
Adrian’s the new guy in school. He faked his identity to get close to Ophelia, because he knew the monsters who took his Diabetic sister would try to take her too. Then, he’d have them. But, he knew better than to get too close.
Oh, yeah, he did. Seriously.
All Sweets are really beautiful, but when Adrian masks himself for a costume party Ophelia kisses him like he’s the hottest boy on the planet. Then, her beloved, Diabetic father is murdered and he realizes she’s next. He closes the distance fast, but it’s complicated protecting a girlfriend who’s into lightsabers and photon torpedoes. For instance, she totally does not get the whole vampire seduction thing. When one visits her bedroom at night, she addicts him to Nintendo DS.
Opehelia hates her Diabetes. And if that wasn’t bad enough, her ex-boyfriend, Martin that just doesn’t get the fact that she doesn’t want anything to do with him, even if he starts calling her his Sweet. Thank goodness her twin sister Bianca is there to help put Martin in his place and help Ophelia out. Then Ophelia starts receiving little gifts from a secret admirer.
Adrian is an Oldblood, a vampire that is trying to protect the humans from the Newblood vampires that are addicted to a diabetic’s sweet blood. It seems the Newbloods have found a way to keep the blood sweet. Now Adrian is also trying to protect Ophelia from Martin too, but that is because he is a Newblood vampire.
This is a great story. I love Ophelia. She is a tough, geeky girl. It’s so hard to find lead ladies like this. I do admit that she was a little slow when it came to figuring out who her secret admirer was. I also have to laugh about her refusal to believe in vampires; instead she considers them an alien/human hybrid.
This is a great story. I think those that like young adult and the paranormal will like it. It is a new twist on vampires.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.