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Transfusion (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  3,493 Ratings  ·  442 Reviews
If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare
Kindle Edition, 1, 231 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Nikki Jefford (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ben Alderson
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this whole book today in one sitting for the 'not letting go of a book' challenge for the booktube a thon
I LOVED how saucy this book was. It fitted perfectly into the story and was the cherry on top of this dark world that Aurora has been introduced into.

I loved the characters i needed to love and hated others. i need to read the rest of this series!
Montzalee Wittmann
Aurora Sky (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1) by Nikki Jefford is a different kind of vampire story. Aurora is a teen that dies in a car crash and is brought back by a group (government?) that changed her blood that made her blood poison to vampires. She has to be a vampire hunter or she doesn't get the shot a month to keep her alive. Too bad the guy she meets and falls in love with is a vampire. Fun read.
4.5 "A New Bite on Life" Stars for the story and narration!

Move over Buffy, there is a new teenage vampire huntress in town! Given that YA vampire romance is how I became hooked on audiobooks (yes, you know which series I'm talking about: )) and that I watched nearly every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer way back in the day, I'm ecstatic to say that I have found a new vampire series to dig my teeth into: Aurora Sky! Book 1 in the series does a fabulous job of setting up this creative take on
Dec 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
Not my cup of tea I'm afraid. I made the mistake of thinking it was an adult book because is says 18+ but it's all set in high school and there's nothing I hate more than petty high school squabbles. Sorry to say I won't be reading book 2. So disappointing.
Marta Cox
This has been a book I've seen recommended a lot so I'm glad I finally found the time to begin this series. I'd thought it was aimed at a younger audience with its teenage heroine Aurora, but actually there's content here that does have more adult tones.
Essentially Aurora is one of the very few that have a rare blood type and with a bit of scientific jiggling her blood can be poisonous to vampires. Now that was an angle I hadn't seen before so I was very interested to see how far this storyline
Rachael Wade
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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"On the way home from school, I stared out the bus window dreamily. The world outside no longer existed. I lived in my own world and I liked it there."

That's my favorite line in the book. It pretty much sums up Aurora's character, in my opinion. And as a writer, I can relate to it.

So, where to begin...

This is officially my new favorite YA paranormal series, and I really don’t like a lot of paranormal YA with the exception of Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux and Covenant series. I guess when I say “not
Karen Lynch
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aurora Sky is a normal high school senior with dreams of attending college and getting as far as she can from Alaska. She’s been accepted to Notre Dame and she has six more months to go until she is free.

Then the accident happens. Aurora has a head-on collision on an icy road and she wakes up in a government facility where she learns she almost died and they used extraordinary measures to save her life. Why? Because Aurora is very special and they want her to work for them. Her blood is toxic to
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it

If you are a vampire/vampire hunter book lover, then I think this book would be for you. I really enjoyed the story and the writing style of Nikki Jefford. The new concept of the vampire hunter that she brought along really caught my attention. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next installment! I definitely think you should give this book a try :)

As I mentioned before, I really enjoyed the new concept that Nikki Jefford had with the vampire hunters. The whole blood transfusion/v
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
I had so much hope for this book, I was really excited to read it but I got 54% in and I could not read another page. I felt like the premise was really interesting with a girl who was genetically altered to be a vampire hunter but when said girl is so unlikable it made it really tough to get through.

Aurora, the main girl was just all over the place. She was snotty, rude, reckless, and lacking any real charm to be able to pull off such traits. What struck me was that I could never determine the
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was a fun read. sort of like
a chick-flick with supernatural elements.
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I'm Hooked!

High school sucks, no matter where you are, and if you're stuck in a small town in Alaska, buried in snow and constantly freezing your tush off, it's even worse. Who wouldn't want to leave, right? And no one wants to blow this popsicle stand more than Aurora Sky. She's got six months until she graduates and she is counting every second.

And then it happens. The terrible car accident that forever changes her life and makes her dream
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The overall story was not bad. However Aurora was a problem for me. She was stupid, childish, and annoying. I found myself annoyed or angry with her throughout the book. When I find myself feeling these things about the main character I just can't be okay with a book. The only good thing about this book was the ending.
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well written

Well written, great characters, easy to read and is excellent and exciting. A strong well written, and put together book. I'm VERY glad I came across this on Amazon. A great start for a series.
Justine The Bookish Box
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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There is SO MUCH I want to say about this book, trying to decided where to start is tricky… but I will start with Aurora. I think you can look at the kind of books I give high marks to and it’s pretty obvious I like characters with a good sense of humour. I loved Auroras inner voice and how strong her personality came through. She clearly has been through a rough patch, almost dying and finding about
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
There’s a new vampire hunter in Anchorage Alaska, and she’s fiercer than Buffy and Angel combined.

It’s been a while since I read about vampires and assassins that not only kick butts but also bring justice and revenge when needed. It’s been a while since I’ve watched Vampire Diaries which gave me my bloody dose of supernaturals.

And now, I got to meet Aurora Sky and boy, does she put the Buffy to shame.

After a freaky car accident that almost cost her life and resulted to multiple body organ repla
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
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3.5 stars

At A Glance
I really enjoyed the concept and dark elements of this book but the execution was a little off.

The Good
With graduation looming, eighteen year old Aurora was finally going to get to leave Alaska. But almost dying in a car crash screwed that plan all up. Now the weird government agents who saved her life are telling Aurora that she works for them. Why? Because she has unique blood that incapacitates vampires. Doomed to stay in Alask
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

I loved this whole new take on Vampires, it so different, and I really liked that. I am so anxious now for book 2, lol.

It’s like a YA version of Night Huntress, ok, not exactly, as its very different, but it sure was really good like those books. There were many twist in this book I did not see coming.

I also love how it takes place in Alaska, I spent over a week there before, (In July, when it stays daylight most of the time) and I have friends there, who I have learned a lot on the darkness and
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Being a big fan of all things fangy (or is it fangie or fangish...whatever) I jumped at the chance to get my hands on Transfusion: Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter. Girl nearly dies, girl gets saved by Government Agents, girl turns into lethal vampire killing machine, girl falls in love with blood sucking hottie. What's not to jump at there? It's like a Buffy and Alias mash up. Yes, please!!

We meet Aurora in the midst of her ho-hum senior year where she has big dreams of moving away from Freezer Burn,
YA Reads Book Reviews
Originally posted on, reviewed by Nichole.

Aurora Sky started out really strong. It’s about a girl who gets into a fatal car crash, and is revived on a military base. They renewed a lot of her important organs, but there was a catch. They also implanted a virus in her body. Now Aurora must get mandatory shots in order to stay alive. They put this virus in Aurora’s body so that her blood will be fatal to any vampire who bites her and sucks her blood. But Aurora doesn’t want this li
What I liked: The origin or the vampires and how they came about was different from what I had expected. Honestly, I hadn't even expected any form of an explanation about where vampires came from so that was an interesting tidbit to have. The story was well paced, and while I had a few hangups about the overall plot of the story it was interesting and I really enjoyed it. Aurora was a good character to follow, although I didn't always understand her actions in the book. I feel like she didn't sh ...more
ABR's original Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford is a the first volume in a series by the same name about a young adult who abruptly becomes drafted by a secret government agency fighting vampires when she almost dies in a car crash. Quickly, Aurora must learn how to deal with her feelings about her near death experience and balance a new life that involves normal high school and secretly fi
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A.Z. Green
Reviewed for Bit'N Book Promoters

I love the note under the blurb. Beware reader folk, this book has blood sucking!

I read this book December 2013 and since getting into book reviewing, I managed to beg demand convince ask the author for the next books in the series. And she pulled through! So it only stands to reason that I'm anxious to do her proud for entrusting me with this entire series. And you can't say 'this series' without wanting to add 'fabulous' in the middle. They really are.

I wrote t
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Title: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter
Series: Aurora Sky
Author: Nikki Jefford
Pages: 256
Source: Kindle Freebie
Format: Kindle

- Um, the grammar was okay, I guess

- The plot, the characters, the setting. Everything.
- Didn't buy the romance. Not even a little. It was shallow and horrible. Nope.
- Aurora so so whiney. If they could have picked a worse vampire hunter, it would have been a miracle. She's ungrateful that they saved her. Even if she didn't want to work for them, she should at least be thankful f
Nov 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Freebie Spotlight: Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford
Deal or Duped: Deal

I will post the full review this Friday, but I think the book will not be Free by the time the review goes live. Because this book is a mediocre novel, entertaining because of the characters, but failing within the plot and writing skills - it is a great Freebie grab, but I probably would have been much harsher in my views toward it if I would have paid full price. I really did like the character of Aurora and saw the great potent
This book was amazing!! I was intrigued and so thought to go for it! And I'm glad I did this cuz it was awesome! I loved the writing as it hooked me in the first chapter.
I like the first chapter as it showed Aurora's normal life before it changed. Then her transforming into a bad ass! Coool!!
My two fav characters are Dante and Jose love them both!! Fane is cool and I guess I forgot how many times his unsimilar lips were mentioned by Aurora lol!
It was fun, dark and witty. Aurora's thinking i
S.M. Boyce
Aurora Sky is among my favorite vampire hunters. This series is dark, gritty, and has just the right about of laughter peppered in for flavor.
Nikki Jefford
Mar 18, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant narration by Em Eldridge. Loved her British accent and humor.

Northern Bites (Aurora Sky #2) audiobook releasing the end of March 2015.
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Fane, I'm not sure I like Aurora and the plot goes off into tangents which required me to re-read chapters. Dante is eh eh. Noel is cool. I won't be continuing.
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Nikki Jefford loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. Books, travel, TV series, hiking, writing and motorcycle riding are her favorite escapes. She loves meeting people from all walks of life, from all around the globe; and wouldn’t trade her French husband in for anyone – not even Spike!

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“You are about to meet your first vampire, Aurora. I’ll warn you, he’s no Edward Cullen.” 2 likes
“when my lips flew open I could only think of one thing. “You injected me with a virus!” 2 likes
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