While visiting a reclusive aunt in the mountains of Western Maine, Carol is stranded at night on a desolate road after an automobile accident. When she sets out alone to search for help, she finds herself stalked by vampires and then rescued by an unlikely pair of vampire hunters. Eric and Will are not what they seem at first, though, and Carol is unsure if they are really her heroes or if something more sinister lies behind their actions. Over the next three days, the trio is forced on the run from murderous vampires, and Carol slowly learns the truth about both Will and Eric. Questioning everything she thought she ever knew about the nature of good and evil, Carol must confront difficult questions about the existence of God and where she will spend eternity. When she is captured by the local vampire coven, she faces a life and death choice, and Will and Eric must risk everything in an attempt to save her life.
My take on this book:
Refuge by Jason K. Macomson is a page turning vampire tale that pits good against evil and left me with breathless anticipation wondering what the final outcome might be!
After the death of her parents eighteen year old Carol Westdale feels adrift, and decides to spend the holidays with her aunt, who happens to be the only family she has left. Traveling at night on snow covered roads she has an accident just a few miles from her destination that truly puts her in the wrong place at the wrong time. She has no idea the lone dark figure she sees in the middle of the road is actually a vampire, that is until Will and Eric who happen to be vampire hunters swoop in and save her! The story that they share with her about who they are and what they stand for is something that is extremely hard for Carol to believe. Unsure of who to trust, or what to believe she finds herself faced with making a choice that could ultimately seal her fate for eternity!
Jason K. Macomson blends together a paranormal tale of vampires along with a faith based message that makes for a uniquely interesting story that begs to be read! Richly written, with just the right amount emotion I was drawn right into the plight that Carol found herself in. Her skepticism and doubt made for a more realistic plot, while also laying the foundation for Will to disclose who he and Eric were and what they stood for. There is plenty of action without being gory, and the suspense of the final outcome kept me on the edge of my seat! The final twist that provided the ending was something I would never have imagined happening, but also whet my appetite for the next book in the series! The faith based themes are an integral part of this story, and actually made Refuge a stand out story for me, because Mr. Macomson points out the choices we all have and how making the right choice can affect us for eternity! While geared toward young adults this book will appeal to anyone who is looking for a great vampire fiction tale. I read a lot of vampire fiction and Mr. Macomson's Refuge is second to none, I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!
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