The Voinoco’s Daughter | Review

Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

About the book:

Watch out, vampires! There’s a new hunter in town!

Nicoleta has never taken a life before, but she will have to make her first kill soon. Typical of girls her age, she spends a lot of time thinking about boys and college. But when she takes a trip to Romania with several of her former classmates to celebrate graduating from high school, Nicoleta is going to discover who she really is. When Nicoleta learns that she is adopted and that her biological parents live in Romania, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Finding out that her birthright is hunting and killing vampires, Nicoleta has to decide whether to remain in Romania and fulfill her destiny or go back home to America and try to forget about the nightmare of a world that she has been thrown into.

Adding to Nicoleta’s problems, one of the most powerful vampires has been waiting for her arrival. Varujan is anxious to meet Nicoleta since her parents are voinicos (people who have survived being bitten by a vampire.) By birth, a voinico’s child becomes a vânător (someone who hunts vampires.) Varujan knows that the voinico’s daughter can’t outrun her destiny and has anticipated that she would eventually come to Romania. He has been looking forward to killing her. With his vampire companion, Antanasia, Varujan seems unstoppable.

Is Nicoleta ready to face Varujan and Antanasia? The other vânătors have been training to kill vampires since they were children. Will Nicoleta be able to catch up on her missed training and be ready for the battle that is inevitably coming? Can she keep herself and her friends safe, or will they become the vampires’ victims before their trip is over? Whatever happens, one thing is for sure. Nicoleta’s life is never going to be the same again!

Review

Firsts Impressions

The concept was very interesting really, it kept me reading till the end.

In this one I had a very cool approach to the vampire myth, a destined travel to Romania will set everything in motion for Nicoletta our protagonist and her friends.

I loved that it took place in an unconventional place than usual being set in romania instead of the states but I liked that a lot.

The plot was pretty straightforward and give you something to look out for in the story and there was some tension in very specific places it kept me on edge wanting to know more.

Characters

One thing I liked about this one, is that well the characters are very nicely done, Nicoletta is a very normal girl in perspective she has some cool things because of her genetics but she bleeds, cry and laugh, like any other girl so it was easy to connect to her in a way.

The characters they go through hell and back in this one not necessarily bad, life is like that some people have it rough others not so much so in that regard it was nice that it wasn’t pink roses in every step.

Final Thoughts

At the end I was invested already and enjoyed the book a lot, it dragged a little at times but it contributed to the overall story , i did find some typos or errors here and there but i received an arc for this one so could have been that.

The idea was interesting with the voinocos and vanators and the little village, but in a way it left you thinking are the legends real?

About the author:

Sallie Cochren is an Indie author who has published several books and short stories in a variety of genres. She writes fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and post-apocalyptic fiction, among others. She likes reading other authors’ work as well and when she isn’t busy writing her novels, she enjoys spending time with her cat or being in nature. 

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