Book Review of Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, Bk 1)

Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, Bk 1)
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I received an ARC of Infinite Days through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. I will admit that I was skeptical about this book. So many of the YA vampire books that have come out lately have the same feel to them. This book took a little different approach in that the vampires were dark and terrifying. Lenah, a 592-year-old vampire queen, who has created her own coven to be bound to her, yearns for humanity. She is almost mad from wanting just to feel again, to not feel numb all the time. Simple pleasures like a touch or smell elude her in her vampire form. You see, Lenah was turned vampire as a young girl. Ironically, the same vampire who turned her will give her life back to her. The thoughts and feelings that Maizel describes in Infinite Days made me keep picking this book up to see what would happen next. I kept coming back to the word used in the ritual to bring Lenah back to her human form; intent. Fighting against the coven of monsters she created, Lenah soon finds out just how important that word is as she tries to save herself and the ones she has grown to love.

Infinite Days is a fascinating story that I highly recommend reading. Maizel's gift of storytelling and characterization is impressive. Her characters are powerful, imperfect, infinite, and the trip that lies ahead of them is filled with danger and adversity. Infinite Days is a must-read for those who love the vampire genre.