I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Blurb: Helena K. Sharpe was raised by a man who had sympathy for supernatural creatures, for the vampires his bloodline hunted for centuries. She was too young to understand how he tried to help them, but she knew it was important. Her father made her promise never to hunt them and she would do anything to keep that promise.
Until he is murdered by the very things he dedicated so much of his life to.
Orphaned and alone, Helena takes to the street, afraid for whatever’s left of her life. Without her family, she doesn’t know how–or even if–she can go on. Until a vagrant takes her under his wing and gives her a purpose. Revenge.
For six years she learns about the monsters, studies their habits, until, at 15 years old, she feels she’s ready to find the ones responsible for her parent’s death. All she has to do is become one of them. She’s cute, young, innocent…
They’ll never see her coming.
Natasha Rogue is an excellent story teller! Eternal Neverland: Steps Before the Fall is a spectacular read! Helena is a great protagonist who grows up before our eyes. I never knew quite what to expect from her. One second I would think “Thank god! She finally gets it!” And then she would do something so awful I had to step back and regroup. Helena has revenge in her head and she will stop at nothing to see it through. She is a very complex young woman. She has no fear of consequences, and lives by the terms… “it’s better to ask for forgiveness, then to ask for permission.” As the story goes on Helena begins to realize that not all Vamps are bad. She lives with a few that are not only great looking, but would lay down their lives for her’s.
Throughout the journey we get to meet the forever responsible David, and oh so sexy bad boy Charlie, both of whom are Helena’s sires. David is infatuated with Helena, as her sire he feels desire toward her, but he keeps himself in check (most of the time). In the beginning, David had to literally stop himself from going to Helena, whether it was to protect her, or just be with her. As the book goes on David starts to see Helena for what she is. A revengefull young woman, in terrible need of guidence.
Charlie confused me. He is supposed to be the bad guy but he really grew on me! He is a very complicated character, and Rogue does an excellent job portraying him throughout the book.
Jack. Jack. Jack. He may be my favorite. Ladies watch out Jack is the kind of man that jumps into your heart, and then right into your bed! He is one of those characters who is impossible NOT to love! He really stood out above the rest for be. He is loyal to a fault, sexy as hell, and isn’t afraid to get dirty while fixing every problem Helena faces. He is so good to her, but I feel like love is blind and that’s exactly what he is when it comes to Helena!
We also get to meet Ice, the triplets, Tommy, Russell, Raven, and the rest of the gang leaders and members around NYC. Its an interesting view on how Vamps would split up territories amoung themselves.
Natasha has a very out- of- the- box take on Vampires and their sires, their rules and regulations, and love. Let me tell you it is brilliant! This book was magic! I couldn’t put it down! It captured me in and spit me out at the ending, with nothing but a need for more! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the paranormal, and needs a new take on vampires that will blow your mind!