Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Imagine an Earth just a bit different from ours. It may be 2014, but in this world, normals unknowingly share the planet with vampyrs. Most vampyrs rely on bagged blood, supplemented by the blood of sabors—valued individuals whose blood contains an element needed for the survival of the species.
Tyrell Small has always felt different. He doesn’t know he is a sabor, but he has the birthmark to prove it. When his father reveals that he’ll be required to feed vampyrs, Ty decides to run away. Slipping out of his bedroom window, he finds the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen sitting on his roof. Adam Dasani is a vampyr, equerry to the vampyr king, who has given Adam the task of guarding Ty. The blood of the two most powerful saborese families in the shared history of vampyrs and sabors runs through Ty’s veins. And some vampyrs intend to use him to gain power, something Adam isn’t about to allow. Adam insists that Ty can’t escape his destiny, but they both find that destiny can take unexpected turns… and following those turns may put those Ty loves—including Adam—in danger.
I really enjoyed this one. It was a slightly different spin on Vampires, known as Vampyrs, it was engaging and had superb world building. It also left me with a quite a few questions at the end and I would love to read more about Ty and Adam in the future.
Vampyrs have been around for a long time but most humans, known as normals, know nothing of their existence.
Sabors are born usually once every generation and cherished by the Vampyrs. Their sole purpose in life is to feed Vampyrs. They are taken away from their homes, set up with everything they could ever want and every couple of months a Vampyr will call to feed. The downside is they cannot bear to be touched by anyone, even their families, and they are expected to remain virgins until they die.
Tyrell Small is a Sabor and the Saborese blood ran through both his parents’ veins making him very special. He had a crappy start to life. His mother rejected him and broke up his family and his grandfather tried to euthanize him. At the age of ten he could no longer bear to be touched and by sixteen he still looked like a young boy whilst all his friends were going through puberty. His father failed to explain his destiny until it was absolutely necessary leaving Ty scared and confused.
Adam is a born Vampyr and was tasked with watching over Ty whilst he grew up. He is also the Vampyr who knocks on Ty’s door when it is time for him to leave his family and fulfil his duties. From the start it is clear Ty is not a normal Sabor and that the bond, maybe even the love, that is between Ty and Adam is quite different.
Not all Vampyrs are good or do as their leader, the Rege, decrees under their laws. De Vivar is a notorious Vampyr that has been banned from ever feeding from a Sabor since he killed one that was not of age. Rules were meant to be broken as far as he is concerned and he will stop at nothing to ensure Ty becomes his own personal slave. He tries every trick in the book and when everything fails he brings Ty’s past into the present with dire results.
Ty and Adam as a couple were cute but at the end of story I was left unsure of what their future held. The twins destiny is hopefully enough to send their mother over the edge and I was left wondering what happened to Uncle Phil. This would actually make a great first book to a series.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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