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Recovering from the ordeal of being turned into a vampire to save his life, vampire-hunter Lyman Bracks is given a series of old diaries from the ...
Recovering from the ordeal of being turned into a vampire to save his life, vampire-hunter Lyman Bracks is given a series of old diaries from the 1950's. On their examination of the diaries, the apparent 'killing' of old vampire adversary Amos Blanche is not as it seems. Despite internal struggles, and barriers within their own organisation, they determine to rid the world of this old vampire. Amos Blanche has to die.
Ian writes from the perspective of Lyman Bracks, the latest vampire-hunter, who's been 'turned' into a vampire; talk about a conflict of interests!
April writes from the perspective of Mandy Cross, the cheerleading vampire who has forsaken the vampire mold, bent on vengeance against her own kind.
The series, so far...
Vampires Don't Cry, Book 1: Vampire High School
Vampires Don't Cry, Book 2: The Helsing Diaries
Vampires Don't Cry, Book 3: The Rage Wars
Vampires Don't Cry, Book 4: Blood Red Roses
And our huge character back story Anthology;
Vampires Don't Cry: Blood Anthology
Posted June 3, 2012
I didn't get into the first book with great expectations. "Vampire High School"? C'mon. As a fan of the genre, I'll admit to having a bit of a grudge over what today's authors have done to vampires in general. That's the attitude I brought with me into this new series. But, these writers bring something new to the table; a new style of laying out the story and a new style of vampire. The vamps have grit, charisma and... yep... teeth! .
Book 1 starts off with two very distinct story lines. Mandy: cheerleader turned vamp. Lyman: nerd turned vamp killer. The authors weave their two stories in and out through the book, never coming together until the very end in a gripping climax. Dynamite! I'll admit the beginning was a little rough for me. Get through that and it's a terrific read.
Book 2 picks up right where 1 stops. Now Lyman and Mandy are in this together, both trying to figure out where they belong in the big scheme of vampire vs. Helsing (the hunters). Each has their loyalties tested, but they cling to each other throughout it all.
Book 3 again... picks up where the last book left off. In this one you really get how the characters have grown & come into their own. It culminates in a big showdown between vamps & Helsings.
After I got started with Vampire High, I just tore through the series. It never stops, not a dull moment. Really looking forward to book 4!!
Posted May 31, 2012
Ok, the name Vampire High School doesn't do this series justice. Its fun to read, but the characters are very real. Although they're teenagers, they're put into dark, uncompromising situations, and they actually have to work hard to get out.
Spoiler; how they got the mix of vampire hunter and vampire into the same guy was clever, and it added a lot to the developement of the story. I just love Lyman; a mix of geek and cool.
The ending on this one was both complex and a bit hair raising.
Im hooked; Im a Vampire High School fan.