Author: Tricia Rigli
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 314 pages
Published: Published April 10th 2012 by Create Space
ISBN: 147517568X (ISBN13: 9781475175684)
About the Author:
Tricia Rigli had a romance with writing at a young age. Her first story brought on rave reviews from every teacher at her elementary school that it got passed on to. But it wasn't until reading The Interview with the Vampire in middle school that she truly developed a passion for the written word, and for the supernatural. It was her love for Anne Rice's fictional character the Vampire Lestat, in fact, that inspired her to write her first novel Amaranthine. What if Lestat were a real person? She thought. Wouldn't it truly be clever for a real live vampire to hide behind fiction. And what would the fate be of the person who uncovered the rouse? Honestly, how many of us haven't dreamt of our favorite character coming to life. The rest just fell into place.
Tricia Rigli graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology and now lives in Sahuarita with her devoted boyfriend, where she plans to write many more books about the creatures she fell in love with.
Official Website: http://triciarigli.weebly.com
Amaranthine is a tale of the dark side of desire. Crimson Wilkinson is a seemingly normal high school senior who, bored with life, finds her kicks in reading a popular vampire series. But her boredom is well remedied when she becomes an active part in the very true vampire stories the world thought were fiction and falls in love with their author, Nicholae Albaric, the dangerously gorgeous and sweetly lonely vampire celebrity. The rush she once so longed for becomes a burden as Crimson discovers she has a rare gene that makes the carrier extremely powerful once they are made into a vampire, and she is targeted as the vampire community's number-one most wanted, some who want to kill her before she can become a threat and others who want to use her powers to their own ends.
All I can say is...wow. Rigli is so vivid in her description and detail. I found myself reading more and more and more of it and ended up really, really enjoying this one. Amaranthine was thoroughly enjoyable and I will forever remember some parts of it. I loved all of the characters (and the supporting characters as well!); they were all really well-written and had their distinctive attributes. The plot is so unpredictable; it was nothing at all like I expected it to be, it was actually better than I imagined. It’s a great start for a new series. I got into the story from the start until the end. I had a lot of questions on mind while reading and as I read the book, I finally understood what was going on and discovered the answers to my questions. I found everything about the book to flow well and consistent, however there were a few moments where I felt she went a bit too quickly on key scenes. Overall, a good read and I look forward to the next book in the series. I really enjoyed this one and had a blast reading it! I am so happy that I got a chance to read this wonderful book.
4.5 out of 5 stars
An excellent read.