That’s the dilemma Emily finds herself in at the beginning of “Rival.”
I should note, the fight was a karate match, and Emily was sure her eventual-boyfriend, Brett, gave up.
This is a book where the main characters have big secrets they have to keep from one another. Brett has a painful illness that attacked him during his match with Emily. Emily’s secret is no doubt a bigger one: for generations, her family have been “Chasers,” brave, ruthless warriors who attack and kill vampires.
After Brett and Emily run into each other at the mall, they encounter a clan of these monsters, and Brett is left clueless.
Naturally, the two fall in love, and share their respective secrets. All too soon, they find themselves in a situation requiring all the strength, skill, and courage they can muster.
I liked Rival. It’s a fast read–at 79 pages, more a novella than a novel–and it’s perfect for YA-Romance fans, but with enough action that its appeal transcends that narrow group. I think any YA fan would like it. There’s enough smooching for the romantics, and enough action for the rest.
All in all, I like the world author Lacy Yager has created. There are two other books in this series, thus far, and I can’t wait to read them.