- Series: Undead Heart (Book 1)
- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1493774212
- ISBN-13: 978-1493774210
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,502,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Undead Heart (Volume 1) Paperback – November 14, 2013
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It's written in first person-present, which can be 'odd' at first, but after a few chapters it becomes less noticeable. Beyond that, it's a little light on the 'action' in my opinion.
Overall, Vincent Alascia has produced a fun yet gripping story full of the undead as he informs us all that we are indeed living in Hell.
This is a story of a high school student named Larry. Larry is a typical run of the mill high school student, hanging out with friends, playing in his band, having awkward conversations with girls... oh, and he's a werewolf! The story follows Larry on his journey through werewolf 'puberty' and an unexpected mission to what... save himself? Save the world? Save humanity?
I was very pleased with the authors ability to paint the scenes without killing the readers imagination. The writing style is very easy to read and you find yourself actually recognizing the characters personalities and voices that Alascia gives each of them. The relationship between Larry and his possible girlfriend, Tzgane (pronounced Zahnee) was very entertaining, I love the banter, the conversations and the underlying interest they each have for each other. What I didn't care for is that throughout the book every time Tzgane's name was mentioned my mind stopped the flow of the story to concentrate on the correct pronunciation of her name.
The pluses of this story by far outweigh my one negative. Overall, I really enjoyed the storyline and I am looking forward to reading the next installment!
Written in first person, the style is fast-paced and keeps the reader's interest as we follow Larry's daily routine. The introduction of vampires and werewolves is well done and believable. I found sections of the book interesting when the author provided background regarding the vampire/werewolf history. While these could have been dry, instead they gave enough of an answer to the questions of why and how vampires and werewolves came to be that they gave authority to the rest of the story.
The author paints minor details that bring the characters to life, and their separate personalities are reflected in their language, movements, and desires. It is a love story, and while it doesn't end, I expect the sequel to round out the romance and find a way for the mortal enemies to find their own hearts' peace.