Political propaganda would have us believe vampires are our friends. Fanged teddy bears misunderstood thanks to archaic lore. Activists picket for them to be welcomed into our society.
They claim vamps don’t kill.
They preach we are safe.
They… are dead wrong.
One year ago a hive slaughtered my family and left me for dead. Found by a team of scientists with their own agenda, I was forged into an unstoppable weapon.
I possess their strength, with none of their weaknesses.
I can move among them free from their crippling hunger.
I am their greatest threat.
Armed with this arsenal, vengeance will feed my desire to penetrate the seedy underbelly of their fetishized lifestyle and expose them for the monsters they truly are.
About the Author
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, a chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Author: Stacey Rourke
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The first thing I read of Rourke’s was a retelling, which is why the thought of her writing a vampire mystery seemed so interesting to me. The blurb sounded heady and the character sounded like someone I’d learn to love, messed up past and all. The beginning started off interesting enough: auction, bored rich people who happened to be living legends. Sounds exciting right? But as things occurred, I quickly found that it would personally not work for me.
There were a few exciting moments and things that made me go ‘Whoa’ as I hurried to read more, but majority of the time, I was trudging through it. I still enjoyed Rourke’s style of writing, but her constant presentation of her main character was something that I couldn’t get into, which affected the way I read the rest of the story. I do commend her, though, for writing a pretty interesting world where vampires seek to be more than the human-made myths. I totally delved into the political fights and confrontations.
The ending’s climax was pretty cool, so even if I’d label this book as not for me, I still thought it read interestingly enough to recommend it to those who like action with their bit of drama. Just be prepared for a double whammy!
A Little Darling