Sanguisuge by Sharon Lopez
These vamps are all grit…no glitter
Trinity is a 15 year old girl. At a time when she should be thinking of college, dating, friends and enjoying life, she is instead waiting to see what her 16th birthday holds. Nothing sweet, we think, as she may find she is a vampire!
I loved this book. It is a totally new take on the vampire theme, with none of the cliched elements. The characters take on a life of their own almost immediately, and although they are facing challenges the reader will most likely never face, I felt myself sympathizing with them. There is a strong father/daughter theme, and a downplayed, but endearing romance blossoming, all with an underlying horror that is very well written. By the end of Sanguisuge, Trinity faces a future she never imagined, I am anxious to see where the sequel takes her.
A 5-star read for its uniquely imaginative take on the old tired vampire theme and its memorable characters. (I love Grandpa!).