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Infinite Days

(Vampire Queen #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  9,107 ratings  ·  1,174 reviews
For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss.

She wants to be mortal again.

But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 3rd 2010 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published August 3rd 2010)
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Contains small spoilers for the first half of the book.

I have to admit that I was lured into wanting to read this book by its very pretty cover. Unfortunately, it didn’t deliver.

Lenah Beaudonte, the 500-year old Queen of a powerful vampire coven, is human again; given back her life by her lover Rhode, who has sacrificed himself for her.
Now, after 100 years of sleep, she has to face her new reality: as a 16-year old girl at an expensive boarding school. While she tries to adjust to the 21st centu
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Emily May
Nov 21, 2011 rated it liked it

I actually won a hardback copy of this quite a while ago and I have to admit that, as much as it is nice to win anything, I was a little disappointed that I didn't get one of the other available books. This book has never appealed to me, I've passed it so many times in my local book stores and never felt any inclination to pick it up. So I was definitely surprised when I found the book to be enjoyable on the whole and I spent a lot of the novel thinking I might give it a four star rating. What
Stacia (the 2010 club)

Otherwise known as : Stacia is forced to do math...again. I "think" my final rating is 2.75 stars. I enjoyed the book for entertainment purposes, but a few massively cliche details triggered my eye twitches.

PART I : The historical story featuring Vicken and Rhode - 3.5 stars

This is where the book rocked it out. I was captivated with all of the 'past' scenes. There was a very romantic and gothic feel to the setting and details. The imagery might have felt overdrawn to some, but this author's a
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INFINITE DAYS is a grab you by the throat, ignore the world around you, fall completely in love with kind of book, the kind I haven’t really read since Twilight. Yep. I just used the T-word.

The mythology of vampires in INFINITE DAYS is refreshingly unique in that it removes all the romanticism from vampires without reducing them to feral monsters. Yes, they are pale super beings who crave human blood, but they are truly cursed in a way that a
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Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel presents an interesting and enticing perspective on the vampire lore, and quite frankly I rather enjoyed it.

Most of the vampire books out there tend to paint the picture that these creatures are alluring characters living an appealing existence. But in this book, you get a chance to read a whole different take, which comes across as more honest and palatable IMO. The vampires in Infinite Days are evil and have no redeeming qualities
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed-arcs, own-arc
I loved this story! Especially loved the flashbacks to Lenah’s life throughout her existence.... it was fascinating... I think I need a prequel of Lenah in her earlier vampire years!

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by Infinite Days... I was a little skeptical, with the worldly, elderly vampire queen passing as a teenager. I mean, knowing what I know now, there is no way if I went 'back' to being teen.... that I'd be able to pull it off. But I think it worked incredibly well for Lenah. S
Sarah Mac
Good grief.

Despite the tongue-in-cheek Low Expectations shelf, I strive for a fresh bout of optimism whenever I begin something with that label. I'm panning for gold; I want to be pleasantly surprised, otherwise I'd swap them away unread.

...That being said, this book's failure was spectacular.

Sure, the premise is great. But Infinite Days does absolutely nothing with its potential. Instead we've got a cliched, vague, rambling mess. There's a heroine, Lenah, whose narration is slightly more exciti
Going into Infinite Days, I was not expecting much. A couple of my friends on GoodReads had read this prior to me picking it up and hadn't had much good to say about it. Me, I like to read 3-star books and see if I can find something that others missed. Ultimately, they were pretty spot on.

I can't complain about the plot originality and bass-ackwardness of Infinite Days. A vampire turning human? STFU.

Lenah's story appealed to me because it consisted of about 90% here and now and 10% flashbacks
While I'm sure I have fellow goodreads friends that will disagree with me, I have to be honest here, there was a moment there that I wasn't quite sure about this book, but when it's all said and done. I really liked it.

Infinite Days turned out to be a promising new series that has a very unique spin to Vampire paranormal, taking a concept that goes against traditions and making it fresh and fun to read about.
Lenah is a conflicting creature and I very much enjoyed understanding her struggles with
Jun 25, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book through Goodreads First Reads. Being a little over the whole mass of YA vampire books that seem to have spewed forth recently, especially since a lot of them could have been written by an eleven year old, I was skeptical about what this one would be like and did not have high expectations or hopes.

I was pleasantly surprised once I started reading it. I like Lenah. She isn't the standard frail, naive female protagonist that has been showing up in paranormal. She has
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Tired of incessantly predictable vampire novels rife with love triangles?
Then this book is for you!

Hi, my name is Hayden, and I just read a book called Infinite Days.

My ultimate goal today is to get you to want to read this book. If my catchy hook at the top of this review didn't grab your attention, hopefully the rest of this review will.

Section 1: I Can't Believe It's Not Like Every Other Vampire Book!

Yes, folks, it's true. This book is actually unique. I know this word isn't paired with many
Okay, if it weren't for the excellently researched vampire mythology, this book would have gotten a flat out one star. But because this author obviously did research I decided to be nice in at least one area.
But well researched vampires aside, this book was shallow. Really shallow, and that's sad because the idea would have worked so well if the author didn't use Twilight as a source material.

Lenah was meant to be like... 590 something? Yeah right. Mentally she was at least fourteen. I could se
Sep 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel was the kind of read where you find yourself a week later still thinking about the world, characters and possible outcomes for book #2. When I first began reading, I found myself upset - sad even, to the point of tears. By page 30ish I was tearing up in the lunch room at work because of the consequence of Lenah (the main characters) becoming human. Rhode is forever held deep within my heart and I treasured every moment he spoke or Lenah flashed back to him. His se ...more
Aug 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Okay, I have to admit that when I bought this book, I bought it because of its beautiful cover. I didn't even know what it was about and had never heard about it before. But I'm happy to report that in this case, judging a book by its cover did work because this book has a beautiful cover but inside it, it has an even more beautiful story.

This book is a vampire story but it's not your typical vampire story in the sense that the protagonist Lenah, just doesn't reminisce about her human days - she
Jul 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Quick and the Dirty...a fresh and exciting view of vampires, friends and choices in life...and regrets.

Why I was tempted to read sounded romantic and vampire-ish, what's not to love?

Cover thoughts...loved it..makes more sense when you read the book, ha ha

Romance Meter...oh yeah...there are long-time loves that would give their life for you and fresh new romances to keep you interested.

Character and Plot...I really loved this book! This isn't your average sweet vampire the
Alex Bennett
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Wow, vampires. How original. Though that may be your first thought, it is pretty wrong. Infinite Days is so different than any vampire book I have ever read and probably different than any book I will ever read, vampire or not, because it was about an ex-vampire.

Lenah was a great protagonist. I actually felt like I was adapting to this new world with her. She was so used to being an animalistic vampire from centuries ago that when she awoke as a human in the twenty-first century, she had no idea
Infinite Days was a interesting and unique take on vampires. It had plenty of suprises and overall was an good start to this series.

This book had a mixed bag of characters. Lenah, the main character, I liked her but I struggled at times with how she adpated so quickly to the present day after being buried for a 100 years. I found myself prefering the flashbacks scenes to when she was an evil vampire. I really liked the characters Rhode and Vicken both of whom where in the flashbacks and a littl
Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, reviews
Lenah Beaudonte is almost 600 years old. A vampire queen that reigns terror everywhere she goes. But some how she got her one wish- to be human again. At 16 she doesn't have much to worry about except for learning the ways of the 21st century. That is until her former coven comes looking for her.

This was a beautiful story. Heroine Lenah Beaudonte is an exciting character, I liked her a lot. While Lenah was once a vicious killer- she is now just a girl. Between trying to learn the ways of the new
Dark Faerie Tales
Quick & Dirty: A highly original and truly extraordinary read.

Opening Sentence: Those were the last words I could remember.

The Review:

Lenah Beaudonte, a 592 year old vampire queen, awakens disoriented and shocked to find that, after more than five centuries, she’s human again. She has wanted to be human again for so long, desperate to escape her brutal vampire existence. Lenah needed this, not only to save herself, but all of the innocent people who could cross her path. With help from her v
Annerie Schoeman
This book! Wow! It's such a brilliant new take on vampires and it took my breath away.

The writing is so beautiful and the storytelling and detail in this book is spectacular! I didn't get bored once during this book and was never confused!

I recommend this to anyone who loves vampires, romance and self-sacrifice.
Jul 22, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy
Well, I promised that I'd explain why I was reading this, and continuing to read despite being driven round the twist by the prose, when I finished. Which I did by reading every page, rather than setting it aside! It was a birthday present from Becca - a very friendly small group doing a book club, sending out a book a month, based on your reading preferences, as described by the donor. Bec could see the dangers in that as well as I could, but it's also a bit of an adventure, and no great loss i ...more
This book was mesmerizing, it was absolutely captivating and it occupied my thoughts for the last three days. This is how long it took me to listen to the full audiobook (nearly 9 hours). I so didn't expect to like it that much, but I did.

Let's start at the beginning. There is Lenah, who is an evil 500yrs old Vampire Queen. She's among the strongest, most gifted and most powerful Vampire in the world and she created the post powerful coven in creating 4 unique Vampires that are bond to her for
So I really thought I'd love this book. I really wanted to love this book. However, I was unable to find a character I really like except for Tony, who won't be in the rest of the series now. The idea of the book was interesting enough but for me Lenah was rather annoying and I couldn't find any way to relate to her. She lets one of friends get killed, a rather sad and horrible death, because she's only concerned with protecting Justin. From the moment she sees Justin it's Justin this and Justin ...more
Steph Su
I tried to keep my expectations realistic before going into this book. Just because the premise is a reversal of all other bland vampire romances out there--female vampire turns human again, has human love interest but is conflicted with her loyalty to her own vampire clan--did not necessarily mean it was going to be a groundbreaking and memory tale. And unfortunately, INFINITE DAYS was almost exactly as I'd expected: a lukewarm, tru-luv vampire romance (plus set at a boarding school) that is ai ...more
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Donna {Book Passion For Life}
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Infinite Days is the first book in the Vampire Queen series by author Rebecca Maizel, and oh boy, was it a great book.

The story follows Lenah who has been a vampire queen for over 500 years. She so desperatly wants to be human and therefore she begs her former lover Rhode to perform a rutial that asks for a massive sacrifice. Once Lenah is finally human, she must try to live out her life getting to know how the world works again and also how to
Mai is a Happy Bibliophile

“Evil be he who thinketh evil."

And I'm thinking a LOT of evil stuff to say right now. I am a mixed ball of confusion. There are a lot of things that I don't like about this book, but I also have positive ones to hopefully balance it out.

First, KUDOS: Lenah and Rhode. Ahh.. a good dose of history and romance always gets any reader's attention. Lenah Beaudonte is a vampire who lived for almost 500 years and decided to go into hibernation and become human again. Rhode, her maker, is an int
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