Review of Immortalis Carpe Noctem
Title ~ Immortalis Carpe Noctem, Book 1 ~
by Katie Salidas
Publisher ~ Rising Sign Books
Published ~ 2 March 2010
ISBN ~ 0984419608
My Rating 5 of 5
If someone asked me to describe this story in one word it would be ‘Beautiful’. Katie Salidas has beautifully crafted a vampire story. From the very first chapter, the action begins and draws you in. You feel all the emotions Alyssa; a young college student is going through as she is attacked while walking alone one night. She can’t protect herself from her attackers and knows this will be her last night on this earth.
Little do the two perverted men, who want to rape and kill her, know that their lives will end and Alyssa’s will actually begin?
Alyssa’s savior is Lysander. I loved rolling his name in my mind and a few times said it out loud while reading. Lysander destroys her assailants and finds Alyssa near death. He gives her a gift thinking this is the only way to make an apology to her for not intervening sooner.
The gift is what Alyssa has a hard time accepting. Vampirism. Now she belongs to Lysander as his protégé to instruct on how to live as an immortal. But along with her new master come sexual desires, other secrets, and a nemesis, and vampire hunters that will have Alyssa again fighting for her life and Lysander’s.
I enjoyed the history Katie entwined, how she describes Alyssa’s stubbornness at letting go of her old life and trying to handle her nocturnal one. Highly recommending this book, I give it 5 stars. I’m sure the rest of the series will be just as good; Immortalis, Hunters & Prey and Immortalis, Pandora’s Box.
And I had to look Carpe Noctem up to see what the meaning was (okay this is my first vampire read!).
Carpe noctem - seize the night, from Urban Dictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=carpe%20noctem
Okay, I get it now!
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