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Part Two of an Infinite Day: My review of Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel!

*First off, thank you a million times over to Rebecca for snagging a copy of her book for me!

Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Characters: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5
Cover Art: 4 out of 5
Originality: 4.2 out of 5
Concept: 5 out of 5

Favorite Line(s):
"'Reveal yourself,' I commanded to the closed door.
'Um...,' a timid, male voice said in response.
'Oh, I mean, who is it?' I said a bit more gently..."-I love this exchange.
Lenah learning to be 'normal' is hilarious.

"You're standing there on a bridge and you know you're about to do something supremely stupid. But you do it, anyway. You have to. To feel something. Because doing something that crazy is better than just standing around living life with all your mistakes and stupid responsibilities. You jump because you have to, because you have to feel that rush. You know you'll lose your mind if you don't."-I'm not telling you which character says this, because I want you to suffer figure out on your own.

When Lenah Beaudonte, a 500-year-old vampire queen, wakes up a human teenager at an ultra-cliquey prep school, she must choose between embracing the humanity she’s always craved and saving her new friends from her vicious coven. The first in a sizzling new YA series.

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.

Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?

Infinite Days is a life raft to cling to in the never ending sea of vampire novels...
Lenah is, or rather was, a vampire. Now she's human and better yet, sixteen years old. Instead of just being a normal teenage girl trying to fight the battle against zits, she's fighting her vampire instincts and the urge to jump the bones of the gorgeous Justin Enos. It's almost needless to say that I immediately knew after reading the synopsis that I needed to read this book. It didn't disappoint and even, I'll admit it, surprised me a bit.

Lenah is such a refreshing character! I can't get over how much I love the chick. She's not whiny in the least, is actually smart (le gasp), and used to be badass head of a vampire coven in her former undead* state. It's hilarious getting to 'see' her learn about things from the current time period (ex: computers, cars, and how to not scare people out of their pants. See favorite lines.). It's also interesting to see how much thought she puts into her relationships with others. The way she watches her words and actions with Tony, Justin, and the Three-Piece (a group of little snobs) makes her seem vulnerable and adds a whole new dimension to her character. 

Alright I think you get it by now. I love this MC. Moving on...

The concept of this novel is unique and really changed the way I saw vampires. I also admired the fact that the girl was 'more than human', rather than the guy. There are far too few books out there right now in which this is true. The flashbacks from Lenah's days as a vampire queen are also made of win. It was a nice way of feeding readers the mythology without making it seem like a textbook and wove the characters from her previous life into the story.

One thing that kind of made me go, 'Say what now?' was the ending. I hope that whatever happened is explained in the next installment because frankly, I'm confused. That's really the only thing that left me hanging and after I finished I immediately went back to reread my favorite parts...and bookmark them of course.

Rebecca Maizel has brought a fresh new series into the YA world, and I cannot wait for everyone to experience the awesome that is Infinite Days.

Summing it up:
Loved it! Buy your own copy and start swooning over one of four love interests present. (Oh, yes. You get a variety to choose from.)

* I never quite liked this term. I mean, if you're undead, as in not dead, doesn't that make you alive? I couldn't think of anything else, so alas it remains.

"Colors"-The Rocket Summer,