I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Dark Reflections by Kelsey Ketch. Thanks so much to Kelsey Ketch and YA Bound Book Tours for letting me be a part of this fun tour, and providing me with a copy of Dark Reflections for honest review. I was in as soon as I read Vampires. Bring on the bloodsuckers!!
Title: Dark Reflections
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Published by: Ketch Books
Released: April 15, 2019
Source: arc copy provided by publisher for review
Synopsis: Being possessed by a vampire sucks!Alana Jones’s world has been completely turned upside-down after being bitten by a vampire’s reflection in a cursed mirror. Now she’s forced to stay in an abandoned Victorian inn on an isolated island off the west coast of Florida, where Alana lives a double life: one as herself and one as a vicious murderer. Over the past year, she has spilt and drunk the blood of sixteen victims. The guilt of their deaths slowly eating away her sanity.
Sixteen dead . . .
However, things become even more complicated when Alana finds Cole, a surfer she felt a connection with the moment they met on the mainland, locked up in the island’s shed. Knowing his death is inevitable, she attempts to distant herself from him, continually reminding herself of the monster residing underneath her skin. Unfortunately, it’s a small island, and the more she interacts with Cole, the more her feelings grow for him.
Eventually, she has to make a decision. Either accept his fate or find a way to expel the vampire’s spirit from within herself before she murders him as well. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Thank you to Kelsey Ketch and YA Bound Book Tours for letting me be a part of this fun tour and providing me with a review copy of Dark Reflections.
What a fun, refreshing, and addictive Vampire tale. I'm really hoping that Vampires will be making a comeback in the book world. After Twilight, the market was flooded with Vampire Tales. Some were great, some were bad, and then they just kind of faded back into the crypt. But I've missed a good ol' Vampire yarn, and I was very excited to encounter the evil undead in Dark Reflections. Kelsey Ketch really thought outside the box with her tale, she made it fun, exciting, and different.
I love the idea of Alana being possessed by a Vampire and having no control over what she does in the night. It kind of reminds me of the old werewolf tales. I also love that it's an evil, enchanted mirror that does it to her. So many cool things all in one book. I love it!
The writing was awesome too. Ketch pulled me into her story and I didn't want to leave. I was as horrified as Alana having no control of her actions. I wanted to see how Alana was going to get her life back. I also really enjoyed Cole and Alana.
I'm also a sucker for books that take place on an island, especially an isolated island. Give me that Island Life!
Dark Reflections was such a fun and refreshing read. Vampire fans will love it. It's so intense. I'm definitely going to have to check out more by Kelsey Ketch.
About the Author: Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist in the state of North Carolina. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress or organizing the New Adult Scavenger Hunt, a biannual blog hop. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.