Author: Lacey Reah
Date: Jan. 12, 2011
Summary: Linda is a calculating, career-driven woman whose perfect world is shattered when she is seduced and transformed by a vampire-like creature called a nymphomite. Linda becomes a beast, feeding off the energy of orgasmically-charged blood. Convinced that her humanity has faded away, Linda adapts to her new instincts of hunger and sex. She hunts women primarily, for their longer, and more frequent orgasms, and becomes a master at prolonging and intensifying their pleasure. But she never expected to find a woman like Jesse, and Linda's decision to spare her life instead of feed off her leads to a shocking turn of events that will make Linda question her beastlike identity and the humanity she thought she had lost. (Goodreads)
My Review: Fireflies by Lacey Reah starts of fast paced and just goes from there. The book is a little more erotic than I normally read, but not so over the top that it was impossible to read. Though I wouldn't recommend reading it around kids or at work:) My 9 year old grabbed it out of my purse and asked some awkward questions after reading two sentences.
Linda is the main character and this story is told entirely in her point of view, while this works for most books, I was left wondering what was going on with other characters in the book ( Pierre, Natasha, and even Jesse), even though Natasha and Pierre are brought up towards the end of the book, I feel that more could have been done with them.
The fast pace of the book can at times be confusing but the imagery that Lacey paints with her words is wonderful. At times I felt as if I was seeing what Linda was seeing and feeling what the other minor characters of the book were feeling. There is a lot of sexual acts in the book, but not so many that it takes away from anything in the book, a lot of the more graphic parts are really skipped over which is a great thing ( makes you imagine what you think is happening). The wording of the sexual scenes aren't graphic and Lacey uses so many different words to describe the anatomy instead of the more common words used, which makes for a safer read in my opinion.
The issues that Linda faces after she is turned into a Nymphomite, not knowing exactly what she is or how to really survive; not having money and having to scavenge for clothes from her victims, and in the end falling for Jesse only to have her turn against her; I could see her humanity slipping and then watching her gain it back after meeting Jesse was amazing.
Fireflies is a very quick read at only 95 pages, but it will leave you wanting more!!