Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #1) by Lisa Olsen (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

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Title: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #1)

Author: Lisa Olsen

Published Date: December 21st 2011

Genre: Paranormal Romance


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Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a hell of a hangover. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out… she’s a vampire. When a dark and dangerous vampire shows up at her door asking to see her license and registration, Anja assumes Bishop is a regular cop. But breeding among vampires is strictly controlled, and her unlicensed status makes her an enemy of The Order. Struggling to find a balance between her former life and her undead one, Anja tries to blend school and living up to her new identity, all while searching to find the elusive Viking, whose blood gave Anja the strength of a vampire hundreds of years old.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***
In this new series by Lisa Olsen, we meet Anja Evans. She’s a college student studying music, adhering to her parent’s wishes. We also meet Bishop, who Anja first mistakes for a cop after she wakes up in the morgue. Her memory of how she ended up in the morgue is nonexistent and she assumes it’s the worlds’ worst hangover. Boy is she wrong! As the book description says, turns out that Anja has been turned into a vampire and Bishop is trying to figure out who turned her and why.

This book grabbed me from the beginning. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Anja. Her journey to figure out how to be a vampire was comical at times and sometimes I felt like I wanted to smack her for being whinny. Her character grew throughout the book and she eventually was able to figure a few things out for herself. She discovered that her new status as a vampire meant that she had to alter her life around her secret; I think that it was necessary for her to go through that change because it helped her see that she needed to live, so to speak, her life the way she wanted and not for her parents.

Bishop at first was not a favorite. He was coarse and unfeeling when Anja tried to explain that she had no idea what she was doing and that her memory was gone. Bishop felt she was playing him. After he takes the time to really sit down and talk to her, he realizes that she’s not an older vampire, but a newbie that needs his help. He’s also fighting his feelings for her through the book. He knows she’s interested in him and while the feeling is mutual, his first priority is the Order and it’s been a very long time since he’s tried a relationship.

The way that Ms. Olsen wrote this book with primarily Anja’s point of view and Bishop’s from the third person allowed me to have a better insight into the characters. There is a huge cliffhanger at the end of the novel and will have you wanting to one-click the next book in the series. I recommend you pick up a copy of this novel and find out for yourself who turns Anja and if she and Bishop can manage to not kill each other.


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