Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies #1) by Rhiannon Frater
Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry…
… in a new, horrific, unimaginable way…
Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travel across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.
All the while, her creator is watching, He is ancient, he is powerful, and what’s worse is that he’s a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.
But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation… or her death?
And my love for Rhiannon Frater’s books continues! I wouldn’t say this is my favorite Frater book (The First Days still holds that title) but it’s still a great read!
One of the things that stood out for me was the roles of the female and male main characters. In a lot of books, the male mc tends to become just as important to a books storyline as the female. It was different in this book, I liked the male mc and he played an important role but not so much as to take away from Amaliya, the female mc. She remained the focus throughout. She did have a knack for getting herself into bad situations but considering she was new vampire with no direction I think she did fairly well.