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The Season of Risks (Ethical Vampire Series)
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The Season of Risks (Ethical Vampire Series)

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by Susan Hubbard
 

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The vampire sects are at war—and war among vampires is fought not with weapons, but with minds.

My name is Ariella Montero, and I know a secret. Telling it will change everything.

Half-human and half-vampire, Ari confronts the darker sides of vampirism, and herself, as the sects deploy new technologies to battle for influence and power.

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The vampire sects are at war—and war among vampires is fought not with weapons, but with minds.

My name is Ariella Montero, and I know a secret. Telling it will change everything.

Half-human and half-vampire, Ari confronts the darker sides of vampirism, and herself, as the sects deploy new technologies to battle for influence and power.

But beyond these challenges lie greater risks: Ari’s relationship with Neil Cameron, the first vampire to run for the U.S. presidency, must be kept under wraps from even those she trusts most. When scandal inevitably erupts, Ari is forced to face the consequences of her actions, learning the hard way that love demands delicate negotiations between memory and desire.

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Publishers Weekly
The third in Hubbard’s “Ethical Vampire” series (after The Year of Disappearances) will bewilder new readers. A contradiction is revealed (though not explained) in the preface: half-vampire protagonist Ariella Montero was born 15 years ago but this year “turned twenty-two.” Ari hopes, through an injection of Septimal, to age seven years, becoming more age-appropriate for Neil Cameron, a presidential candidate and vampire, but as she pursues her plan her life changes in unimaginable ways. The uneasy truce among three vampire factions threatens to break apart, with Ari an unwilling participant. Two renditions of a vampire folktale and her Professor of Japanese Culture’s exploration of the concept of wabi-sabi (imperfect beauty) engage the reader, while most of the paranormal aspects do not. Even fans of Hubbard’s cerebral and ethereal prose may find the book a slow and difficult read. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439183427
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
07/06/2010
Series:
Ethical Vampire Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 5.68(h) x 0.78(d)

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Meet the Author

Susan Hubbard is the author of The Society of S and The Year of Disappearances, as well as two short story collections, Walking on Ice and Blue Money, for which she received the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. She teaches at the University of Central Florida and lives with her husband in Orlando and Cape Canaveral.

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The Season of Risks (Ethical Vampire Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
J-me18 More than 1 year ago
Great read. The ending leaves you wondering what becomes of their lives; hopefully there will be at least one more book to follow.
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Minaminx More than 1 year ago
Loved these books can't wait for the next in the Series! Great for any fan of the Genre, and also Great for those who aren't!
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Here is an author who is clearly not concerned with writing good fiction or providing the reader with an entertaining read. She is riding on the coattails of the current vampire obsession and doing it with little plot and little characterization. It is uninspired and boring and I can't figure out who the audience is...teenagers, preteens? Surely not adults.
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Y_Jefferies More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended! This book was a page turner and was highly enjoyable. The author creates an eerie and beautiful world that is reminiscent of M Night Shyamalan movies (but with a better plot than his). I could not put this book down and read it in a day. I can't wait for book 4 of the series!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Ari Montero is a hybrid half vampire who played an instrumental part in finding her mother and bringing her back to her home where she reconnected with her family. Being a hybrid she has yet to find out what powers of a vampire she will eventually have. Like most of the Sanguinist sect of vampire, Ari and her family drink artificial blood; unlike the Colonists and Nebulists who see humans as chattel while the latter believes the species will become extinct. Although Ari has the body of a fifteen years old, she is twenty-one and involved in a relationship with Senator Neal Cameron who as an independent has a real chance to be elected president; he also belongs to no sect. They keep their relationship quiet because of Ari's official age. She allows Dr. Roche, a vampire, to inject her with the synthetic growth hormone Septinal. She soon looks like she is older, but someone shows her true birth certificate saying she is only fifteen to the media; destroying Cameron's election chances. She is unaware that Roche is cloning people and inhabitant them with spirits. Ari and company bring Roche before COVE (Council of Vampire Ethics) to accuse him of illegal experiments but he turns the table around and accuses Ari and her family of heinous criminal activity. He insists they pulled the strings and defending themselves is not easy because they destroyed the evidence,. Susan Hubbard's wonderful vampire tale will appeal to fans of vampire lovers who love their vamps portrayed as another species most of whom are good and live like humans except at mealtimes. As a half human who is ignorant of what her extrasensory abilities will be since hybrids rarely exist, Ari must learn them while the heat is on. Her energy is invigorating as she discovers by trial and error what she can do. With a political sexual subplot that is very realistically portrayed, readers will enjoy Ari's coming of age enthralling and riveting hybrid investigative urban fantasy. Harriet Klausner