I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Bianka is a graduating senior who believes that her world is simple. All she has to worry about is what she would do before college started. She never thought that she would be taken from her world and ensnared into the world of vampires. The vampires use humans for harvesting. However, the humans have a choice, become harvested or win the games and be turned to a vampire. Bianka is bought by a mysterious blue eyed vampire who believes that she will win. However, Bianka does not believe that being turned to vampire will grant her freedom. She has to escape. She must fight for her life and decide those who hold her captive. But, one unexpected fight leads Bianka to make a decision that will alter her fate forever. Will she be able to succeed in her fight or will she succumb and give up her humanity to become a vampire?
This book definitely had some Hunger Game connections, in a good way. But the prize is being turned into a vampire. Many see this as the key to immortality, but Bianka views this as a death sentence to her humanity.
The Vampire Games encompasses very different aspects of the world of vampires. Bianka's journey is captivating. She has intuition. She knows what is right and what is wrong and has instinct that most of the captured humans do not. Bianka knows what it means to be human. Her decision will be a catalyst for the fate of humans and vampires.
The vampire aspect is very different from what I have read from other vampire books. The vampires presented in this book are almost human, mistakably human. I find this refreshing because I would rather not delve into the details of their blood thirst, and the extremities that are often unnecessarily focused on. The world building is very modern that the vampire games could happen anywhere, given that there is a monarchy of vampires hidden underground.
This book is very enjoyable and I did not find a dull moment. The concept of The Vampire Games is unique. It has so much potential and with that ending, oh my that ending, this series is set for many books to come.
I enjoyed this book and I'm excited for what is next for Bianka in the next book, The Vampire Wars.
I would recommend this book for readers who love the Hunger Games with an added vampire twist or readers who love anything involving vampires.
For more information about the book please visit goodreads.