Book Reviews of 13 Bullets (Laura Caxton, Bk 1)

13 Bullets (Laura Caxton, Bk 1)
13 Bullets - Laura Caxton, Bk 1
Author: David Wellington
ISBN-13: 9780307381439
ISBN-10: 0307381439
Publication Date: 5/22/2007
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed 13 Bullets (Laura Caxton, Bk 1) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
he rocked out the zombie genre and now Mr.Wellington dabbles in the vampire genre. A good read, but nothing mind-blowing. he did manage to put his own spin on the vampire.
reviewed 13 Bullets (Laura Caxton, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Bloody and full of action. Grabs you right from the start.
reviewed 13 Bullets (Laura Caxton, Bk 1) on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What can I say..... I liked Laura's character. She seemed like a real person to me. Trying to do the best job she can. Wanting to live up to other people's expectations. But having to do those things in the context of her not quite conventional life.

Arkeley was a tough guy to like. He was only interested in how other people could help him get rid of the vampires. Didn't matter to him if they died in the process. He seemed to think everyone involved was of lesser importance than accomplishing his task. That extreme single-mindedness was off-putting. His zealousness does become easier to understand later on in the book, but he was still unlikeable.

There was blood spurting, limbs torn asunder, attacks by vampires and half-bloods, and a twist near the end that I had thought might happen. The vampires in this book are not the suave but dangerous fellows we have all known and loved. They exist only to survive. And to survive, they must drink blood. More and more blood the older they become. They aren't sexual creatures at all. These are not creatures that could ever assimilate into society.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this story. I will be looking to obtain the next book in the series. I would love to learn more about Laura, and see what she does next. I'm also wondering what is in store for Arkeley.
reviewed 13 Bullets (Laura Caxton, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
I amazed that authors with ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE of firearms would write books with storylines DEPENDANT upon firearms!
You would think that at least the editor or proof-readers would catch some of the idiotic errors this author made, but they didn't.
I quit reading after just a few chapters.