Book Review: Darkride by Laura Bradley Rede

Author: Laura Bradley Rede
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Paranormal
Released: December 9th 2011
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Ander McNair used to be the favorite son of a great monster-hunting family – until he was bitten by a werewolf and the hunter became the hunted. Now anything that makes his pulse race, even a kiss from his girlfriend Cicely, is enough to turn him into a monster. When he finally gets a chance to earn his cure by killing a vampire prince, he finds he has to choose between his own past and the future of the girl he loves. Can a guy who’s not even human learn what it means to be a man?

Luke Marianez used to be an immortal vampire prince – until the witch he loved betrayed him and cursed him with the ability to die. Now he lives in the world of vampire blood bars, where the waitresses are the drinks, and dreams about killing the last of the witch’s line so he can live forever. But revenge doesn’t just mean breaking the curse. He wants to break the girl’s heart, too. Can Luke seduce Cicely without falling in love himself?

Cicely Watson doesn’t believe in werewolves or vampires. She’s not even sure she believes in true love. But she’s about to discover what every werewolf knows:

People change.

When I first read the blurb about Darkride, I was a bit hesitant but intrigued because it has aspects of Twilight in it, with it having aspects of Werewolves, Vamps, and Humans.

The blurb itself gives alot of info on what the story is about . Cicely has had a thing for Ander for a long time, but hes just her best friend right now, Ander has been in love with Cicely for a while now but he cant do anything because he is a werewolf. Then in comes Luke, the vampire prince that has some unfinished business in town. This is one of those books that keeps you intrigued and doesn't let up with the twists and turns in the story.

The book is told in 3 different perspectives of all 3 of the Main characters. I loved that each time it switched it shed a Lil more light on the story and how each of them were feeling. It was done perfectly even though you were wanting to hear just a little bit more from the previous persons POV. One of the things I absolutely loved about this book wasn't that it was about a human girl having mixed feelings about supernatural beings, it was the fact that even through all of that, her and Ander were still just teens with protective families. There is a very romantic back story that made me just tear up. One word: Umbrella.

Oh man, I really loved this book with its fairy tale qualities mixed in with real life / fantasy. It was done beautifully and it still seemed fresh and new in this ever growing popular genre. Loved this book.


  1. Thank you for the kind review! Once Upon a Twilight is one of my favorite blogs and I'm thrilled to be featured here!

  2. Sounds very interesting... Not really different, but kind of an interesting twist. Just may have to check it out!


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