Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead.
Torn between letting go of her past and embracing her future, Isabel will have to decide who she can trust, and be willing to use all the weapons at her disposal, to get to the bottom of a terrifying string of deaths that lead right to her doorstep—before she becomes the next victim. In a city where nothing is what it seems, ending up the target of a deranged killer might actually be the high point of her week. Because in this town, the things that go bump in the night… just might kill you.
This book was awesome. Like a few have said, it does remind me of The Southern Vampire Series, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the book. The book starts off with a blaze . . . literally. I was a bit confused because I'm used to a calm, if not slightly boring, start with most books. But I quickly caught on and proceeded to devour this book, like I devour most books: in one sitting.
I gotta say, I didn't really like Shane or Xavier. Shane seemed to be a pitiful character. I just couldn't bring myself to like him. And as for Xavier, he just gave me a creepy old man vibe. You know the kind. And he just seems really shady to me. I guess I'll see in book 2.
Anyway, I did like the heroine because she was strong, responsible, and could take a stand on her own She's not a helpless damsel in distress and to be honest, that's what I look for in a book nowadays. I get the appeal of having the male lead saving the female, but the industry is so saturated with those kinds of books I'm at my wit's end. Not all women need men to fight their battles. And, uh, I'm just going to go back to what I was saying before I started this mini-rant.
Isabel's mom was . . . something. And as for Heather, I can understand Isabel's frustrations towards her. I don't know how I feel about Mercy. I tried giving her the benefit of the doubt, but I don't have a concrete opinion.
This was a great read, and I was almost right in my predictions of whodunit. The ending was certainly a twist and not something I was expecting, for which I applaud the author. But the ending did feel a little rushed to me (it's either that or I read too quickly).
Overall, Chasing Daybreak gets 4/5 Platypires.