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Not sophisticated but fun
on May 30, 2016
Let me start by saying that is impossible for me not to like a vampire story. Regardless, this one let me wishing the author would take more time developing the characters.
Other reviewers mentioned that the plot and characters are not relatable but it is ok because the book was written for a younger audience. I respectfully disagree. Harry Potter, City of Bones and even Twilight were written for younger audience and you can relate to the characters. The main problem here is that Vlad is a boy who talks and thinks like a girl.(stop here if you do not want spoilers)
I cannot possibly imagine a 14 year old boy begging his uncle to stay. Or crying a lot. In front of people... His relationship with his aunt is so perfect it seems unrealistic. Not to mention that upwards the end all his vampire enemies will stay away because he as one device that can produce a light beam that can kill them. It would be like saying that Vokdermort would stay away because Harry got a gun.
However, it is always refreshing to see authors come up with solutions for the vampire morphology such as sun block.
I am giving 3 starts because I want to see how she develops Vlad universe and if the writing gets better as he gets older.