I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The Vampire Code is the story of Aurora, a young lawyer whose life changes after she is chosen to represent a vampire accused of murder. She is excited to be the first human to practice in Vampire Court, but soon finds herself embroiled in a life that is completely different from anything she could have anticipated when she met Sebastian Fiscard.
E.C. Adams does a great job describing the personality of Aurora. She is the type of lawyer that I would want defending me in court! I enjoyed her interaction with the jury in Vampire Court and liked how she was such a strong female character. Aurora was extremely believable in her actions as she adjusted to perilous situations that would have weakened the meek.
Sebastian in my mind was just a total hunk and he seemed extremely caring in the way he watched over Aurora even before either expressed their feelings for each other. I would have liked for him to have been a little more affectionate with Aurora at the beginning of the story, just so I could have understood why she fell so quickly in love with him. But you know what, who wouldn't want to fall in love with a gorgeous vampire like Sebastian!
Vampire Code had a great supporting cast. I fell in love with Sebastian's mother, Ani, and would definitely want her watching after me! I loved Sebastian's brother, Alexander, and thought he added some great comic relief to the story. The scariest character had to be Sebastian's sister, Hespera. She scared me to my core and is not a woman I would want to cross!
The second half of The Vampire Code was my favorite part as it was full of action. I was continually surprised by situations that I did not see coming and that kept me reading late into the night. E.C. Adams had quite a few tricks up her sleeve with this novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. I definitely recommend The Vampire Code and look forward to reading her sequel.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)