Review: Static by Tawny Stokes
During the summer before her senior year, 17 year old band groupie, Salem Vale, has been following her favorite punk rockers, Malice, from gig to gig hoping that one night she might get backstage and meet the sinisterly sexy guys. She’s been saving her virginity for the lead singer Thane. One fateful evening she gets her wish. It’s a dream come true.
Except the dream turns to a nightmare when she wakes up in a dumpster, tossed away like yesterday’s trash, with no memory of what happened the night before. She feels strange, different, as if something is trying to get out. Soon she realizes she’s changing…turning into something not quite human.
Now a hunger deep inside claws at her to feed, to siphon energy from those around her. Before she can do just that, Trevor, the band’s roadie shows up and stops her from killing. With his help she learns to control the hunger inside, because he’s just like her. And in return he wants her help to do one little thing…
Help him kill the members of Malice.
So I ventured into the great beyond of paranormal romance and I kinda like it…alot. So lets start off with Salem and reasons why I like her. She is a rocker chick, bad *ss, who doesn’t follow the rules. Salem is real, down to earth, and relate-able. I mean who doesn’t have fantasies about getting down and dirty with there favorite musician? Yeah, thats what I thought, everyone has these fantasies!
However, the twist came when Salem woke up and I was all like, this is gonna be a vampire story, pssh…I WAS WRONG. No vampire drama up in here but a story line I couldn’t predict, and that is what I loved about this book. Then enter Trevor, sweet, dangerous, delicious Trevor. He is out for revenge and I love how Salem and him help each other along the way. They really take this journey together and Trevor, well he confuses me and messes with my feelings and I love it.
My only real concern was, I am 94% into the book and its still not wrapping up and I’m all what is going to happen, how is this going to end, please don’t be a cliff hanger. But it wraps up nicely and I was left with a smile on my face and a case of puppy love for Trevor and envy for Salem. Overall the book was funny, kept me on my toes, and made me want to read more.
When I reached the end of the novel, there is mention of a sequel book; however, upon looking up the author’s page, etc. I could not find any mention of this said sequel. So I will see if I can get this author to elaborate, but in the mean time go buy this book, it was a nice refreshing change of pace!
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