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Series: Where the Vampires Are #1
Published by self on 2015
Genres: paranormal, YA
Source: reader's favorite
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Chevonne Kusnetsov - gutsy teenager - is good at "docking" vampires. She has to be, because she lives in a world a few decades in the future, where you don't venture out after nightfall. Backed by a "cell" of other vampire hunters, Chevonne is on a mission to break the horrible deathgrip in which vampirekind is holding humankind. What she discovers, will leave you sleepless...
From My Cold Undead Hand (Where the Vampires Are), by Marie Marshall, is the first book in what promises to be a thrilling, interesting take on vampire legend and lore. Chevonne Kusnetsov is a teenager living in the near-distant future, a world that you will recognize but is subtly different from our own. Chevonne is like any other normal teenager – she goes to school, has friends, has a mother who worries about her, stays home alone after school reading books, but she her “job” is not the job of normal teenagers – she researches and kills vampires. This isn’t a Buffy the Vampire Slayer world, where the vampires are all beautiful, but our world where the vampires just want you dead. Chevonne is a Resistance fighter, and she’s out to save mankind.
Marshall does a fantastic job with setting an alternate world for us, where the action happens at a breath neck pace. From using technology that isn’t developed yet, to using weapons not designed yet, to using language and phrases not spoken yet, she creates a universe that is strangely familiar to us, yet it’s a place where you have to watch your back, or you’ll be dead. Vampires aren’t glamorous, it isn’t romantic to meet a vampire in the alley way behind the school, and they most certainly don’t sparkle. Marshall also does a remarkable job of tying in the classic vampire novel, Dracula, but makes you believe that it’s all real. This is a book that will leave you breathless for more!
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