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The Gothic Rainbow: Beginning Volume of the Vampire Noctuaries Paperback – February 16, 2013
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As far as the vampires go, they are violent, dark, and incredibly loyal to their family members. This violence lead to some pretty graphic, bloody scenes. It seems nowadays that authors have their own spin on the vampire novel. Therefore, I was expecting more insight into how new vampires are made, how often they have to feed, what kills them, do they have any special features/powers, etc. I didn't really feel like I got much of that with this book.
The writing style was different. The author chose to capitalize all pronouns referring to vampiric characters. This helped in terms of separating the mortals from the immortals. The book contains a lot of characters and it would not have been clear to me if they were a mortal or immortal without this type of writing. I found some parts of the novel a little winded and hard to get through. I can appreciate bringing in some philosophical ideas to better make the reader understand how characters are feeling and what they are thinking, but at times, it was a bit much.
Regardless, I still found the novel okay and would recommend it to anyone interested in the goth subculture and vampires.
"I've seen you at the Rainbow a lot!" I told her.
"You have!? I've never seen You*! Well, of course, I don't know what You really look like!"
"That's a really neat costume!"
"Where'd You get it!?"
"I had it made, for the part!"
"Oh, that's cool! Really, it's amazing!"
"How about you? Did you make that!?"
"Yeah! Well, we all did! We all helped each other!"
"Yeah!? Well, I'm glad to finally meet you after seeing you at the club so much!"
*all pronouns referring to vampires are capitalized.
GRAVEYARD SHIFT 2: THE UNDERSTUDY. Can't wait for the sequel!