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Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite
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 of emotion, the story drew me right into Carol's plight. 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 it also whetted 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. As someone who is a huge fan of the vampire fiction genre, I feel that Mr. Macomson has created an intriguing story that is second to none, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.