Thirst (Ava Delaney #1)

Rated 3.67/5 based on 6 reviews
Part vampire, the only thing greater than Ava Delaney's thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. When she accidentally turns a human into her minion, she does her best to set him free - but her attempts land her in the middle of a potential vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, Ava tries to save her human . . . and herself.
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About Claire Farrell

Claire Farrell is an Irish author who spends her days separating warring toddlers. When all five children are in bed, she overdoses on caffeine in the hope she can stay awake long enough to write some more dark flash fiction, y/a paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

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About the Series: Ava Delaney World
Every book in Ava Delaney's world in chronological order.

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About the Series: Ava Delaney Original
The original Ava Delaney series.

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Alysa H reviewed on on May 2, 2014

Very interesting take on vampires and vampirism, and with the unique 'Irishness' that Farrell seems always to manage infusing her work. Ava is a cool character, but some of the supporting cast fell short for me due to lack of depth. The plot also got a little overblown, with too much going on for one (short) introductory novel, while at the same time there was a lot of repetition, with Ava and co hanging around recapping things that just happened.

There was enough to hold my interest that I'll probably continue to Book 2. Especially with the ending, which was good enough to make up for some of the earlier problems.
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RoxAnne Fox reviewed on on Feb. 24, 2014

This reads better than some well known published authors! Thanks for the great book :)
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Star Anynom reviewed on on Feb. 24, 2014

Even though there were some mistakes in conventions, like using the word "that" a lot, and tons of "ly" words, the characters and story drew me in and kept me reading. Very good indie author.
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Rose Kaybing reviewed on on June 4, 2012
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I totally loved this book.
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Chastine Perkins reviewed on on Feb. 24, 2012

I really loved this, it was amazing. I got upset, angry and fell in love!
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Krystell Lake reviewed on on Feb. 8, 2012

I really loved this novella. I could not stop reading it. As soon is I was finished I bought the next two installments in the Ava Dalaney saga.
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Copper Crow Books reviewed on on Dec. 3, 2010

Ava Delainey is not a vampire, she's a hybrid (a daywalker created when her pregnant mother was bitten by a vampire, like Blade). But one night she stumbles fully into the paranormal world of psychic enslavement, magic spells, and clan wars. And everyone wants a piece of her.

The novella is well-written with plenty of action and several interesting characters, but the story could use a bit more focus. Too often the characters stand around to recap what just happened and argue about what to do next.

Thirst ends on strong note. Ava has a dark and twisted future ahead of her. I think Thirst will read better in a compilation with its inevitable sequels.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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