Unforeseen was a really good read that features the well loved Vampires but that's not all because in their world, they also have a rare breed that whilst not a vampire, is very precious to their world and that is - A Seer - so rare that it has been hundreds of years since the last known seer and the vampires had thought they had died out...... Until one day, a woman is attacked and dragged into an alley, two `men' come to her rescue but their behaviour doesn't instil a feeling of safety especially when one of them tries to wipe her mind and when he fails, decides a punch in the face will suffice. So the woman - Alex - wakes up injured, in need of medical assistance, in a strange house, filled with strange people and is about to have the rug swept out from under her feet. Alex is being held against her will but quickly realises that these people are vampires and she can just `sense' that they don't mean her any harm. These people also seem to know things about her, she has always known she was different and that she sensed things others couldn't, she had a connection to her brothers who had died in a car accident ten years ago and from then on her emotions seemed so much stronger and she has always wondered about it so the lure of answers keeps her where she is but the way her captors/protectors tell it, she is in for so much more..... for Alex is a seer, an empath, attuned to others emotions, no matter if they are human or vampire, man or woman, she is able to take the emotion and identify it to the person behind it but with training she could be capable of so much more. Then they tell her not only is she about to mature and come into her powers - which could be a life or death situation - but it's also looking like she is the seer that is spoken of in a prophecy that will bring an end to the war between the two opposing vampire covens - the Rectinatti and the Vengatti and the bad guys are hunting her and you will never believe how.
I really liked this book, it was hard to put down and although the pacing wasn't my usual fast paced, action packed kind of book - it was still packed with lots of information that is going to be crucial throughout the series. In this we find out about the vampire world, how it's governed, their way of life, its customs and traditions - it was a slightly different take on the usual vampire lore and really interesting, I like what differences there are, I like the opposing sides and why they differ too. I liked that certain vamps have certain powers and will look forward to finding out more about it.
The characters were all great, I liked them all but especially Sage & Rocky and I love the protectiveness and sense of family they all have together. Of course the focus of the book was Alex and all of the discoveries and revelations she needed to make about herself, what she has begun to go through is harsh, the discoveries, the questions, the dilemmas and what's at stake aren't really good news so it was nice she got a bit of happiness and romance with Markus, he was a nice guy, very protective and adoring but to be honest, I was feeling her and Sage may have made a better connection (not that I'm complaining because I do like Markus, just my opinion)I also loved the couple of twists that took place and thought they brought something really good to the plot and of course there is the big prophecy at play and we all know I'm a sucker for those and it all leads to a final showdown that lets everyone know where they stand and the reader eagerly anticipating book two *that would be me * To sum it up though, Unforeseen is an excellent start to a new paranormal urban fantasy series that is brimming with potential, this is very much a `getting to know you' book as we are introduced to the world of vampires, covens and their traditions and a woman on the verge of becoming the most powerful Seer there ever was....and a weapon to bring to an end an age old war..... If the prophecy is to be believed! 4.5*s