Name: What Lies Inside
Author: J. L. Myers
Published: June 1, 2013 by J. L. Myers
Purchased: Gifted by the author and voluntarily read and reviewed, $2.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: Amelia Lamont never asked to unleash her inner vampire. Amelia’s normal teen world is shattered when a terrifying nightmare awakens the monster inside her. A newfound, insatiable thirst for blood that leads her to drain the school quarterback is only the beginning; she’s horrified to discover that her family and best friend Kendrick have been harboring the secret all along. And is the strangely alluring boy who seems hell-bent on curbing her murderous, blood-filled desires a friend, or foe?
To escape detection Amelia and her twin brother Dorian are forced to move to a new town, and the challenge of a new, exclusive high school where nearly every classmate smells like prey. Including the irresistible Ty, who seems hauntingly familiar, yet darkly menacing …Amelia’s disturbing dreams and entanglement in a web of forbidden romance render her increasingly powerless against the chilling lies and secrets of vampire power struggles. And, as she soon discovers, vampire politics mixed with outlawed love can be a lethal cocktail. Falling in love may just cost Amelia everything: her friends, her family…even her life.
Review: I wanted to enjoy this book, I really did. I will admit to liking Twilight when I read it back in high school; I’ll be re-reading the saga for review when I catch up on my Author TBR list and other books I need to read, and this book was almost like that but a bit more intense.
For the first few chapters, I did enjoy this book. It was different, something interesting until I got to chapter six and I realize that I’m bored and it’s basically on repeat with “I’m a monster, I’m a monster, I’m a monster,” over and over and I just wanted it to get on with the story.
Even when the plot started to get going, I found myself skipping over things, important things, because she was agonizing over being a monster yet again and she sometimes didn’t make sense, she was just all over the place. Example, something happens and she and this boy almost get into a wreck but instead of wondering what happened, she’s just worried that he saw her brother.
The writing was fine, like I said, I enjoyed the story up to a point until it started to bore me, the pace went so slow that every time I had to set the book down, I really didn’t want to pick it up. By chapter eight, I felt like I was forcing myself to continue.
Thank you for reading my review.