Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
Random House, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 74275 096 5.
(Age: 14+) Highly recommended. When her sister becomes betrothed to a prince in a northern nation, Zeraphina's only consolations are that her loyal animal companions are by her side - and that her burning hunger to travel north is finally being sated. Already her black hair and pale eyes mark her out as different, but now Zeraphina must be more careful to keep her secret safe. Craving blood is not considered normal behaviour for anyone, let alone a princess. So when the king's advisor, Rodden, seems to know more about her condition than she does, Zeraphina is determined to find out more.
Zeraphina must be willing to sacrifice everything if she's to uncover the truth - but what if the truth is beyond her worst nightmares?
This book is amazing, it brings on a different take on vampires. I read this book in exactly 7 hours and 25 minutes, and that's pretty fast for me. I really enjoyed the story line and even though a few sentences were confusing or slightly in the wrong place I love it! I will definitely be following Hart with her writing career and cannot wait until the sequel.
Taylor Oxenham (Student)