FROM THE COVER:
“Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you… no one.”
Those were some of Rhode’s last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.
It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste. Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.
I never expected to fall in love with someone else who wasn’t Rhode. But Justin was…daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream. I never expected to be sixteen again…but then again, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me.
My rating: 4 stars.
I like that Infinite Days has vampires in their more primitive states. Strangely enough, it was refreshing to read about them without the extra pizzazz (like sparkles and superhuman strength). Unfortunately, my feelings are torn about this novel.
Lenah is a good, strong and flawed character. But Justin is not. He’s the typical pretty boy/jock, yet sensitive. The dynamic didn’t really work for me. It was nice but iffy at the same time. Lenah wants him because he’s beautiful, and Justin wants her because she’s beautiful. That made the basis of their relationship both shallow and unbelievable to me. However, once together, they made more sense and grew as a couple.
Lenah’s friend Tony is a great additional character. Unfortunately he never gets the chance to shine. And his relationship? Pitiful, sudden and random.
The plot is disjointed. Flashbacks don’t actually hinder the storyline. The problem is that there’s no buildup to any of the major plot points. There’s a nice chunk of story for so long, then bam! Sudden change out of nowhere. Oh, those characters are together now? Oh, that character is dead now? …Why? I don’t like when I have to ask why, because it means something got lost in translation. And unfortunately, many of the reasons behind this plot got lost on me.
Good news is the writing itself is strong. It relies heavily upon description, which at times is repetitive, but it’s done well. The dialogue is nothing special, but it works.
Ultimately Infinite Days is a strong, depictive novel of vampiric teenage love. It’s just a bit lacking in a stable plot.