The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl (The Vampire and the Hunter Trilogy: Book One)

The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl (The Vampire and the Hunter Trilogy: Book One)

by Martin Lastrapes


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ISBN-13: 9780985704322
Publisher: Cannibal Press
Publication date: 03/23/2015
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only got 40 pages into the book, so take that fwiw. The story conveyed as very sophomoric. The character building that I think was supposed to connect you to the characters, or maybe played an imperative role later, was tedious and more about tv shows than people. I was unable to grasp the tone of the book through what felt like random rambling. "I am Jesus, the Mexican Vampire Hunter." If that line appeals to you, you should read this book.
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Initially, what really drew me to read The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl was Olivia's character as an aspiring author. Also using the names Adam and Jesus together made me think this novel would have something to say about religion, and I was interested to see if I was right. These three characters - Olivia, Adam, and Jesus - cross paths and are brought together seemingly by chance. Lastrapes takes you into their pasts where you find out what they were like and how they came to be where they're at today. They're realistic characters, written into a gritty realistic world. I really liked Olivia. She's the type of character I could see myself becoming friends with. I wasn't sure if I would like Adam, but I did. He's a super new vampire - he's only been one for thirty years, and as pointed out in the novel, that's a blink of the eye in terms of immortality. Jesus's character was striking, and he wasn't at all like I thought he would be. He's into wrestling, which I don't care about at all, but I was interested in his relationship with his mother and why he became a vampire hunter in the first place. The choice of Adam and Jesus still strike me as interesting names to choose for characters. As characters in The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl, they aren't all good or all bad. They're flawed, and there is no clear "winner" to me because I liked them both. I would have rated this novel 5 stars, but there were some choppy moments with a lot of flashbacks. Overall, The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl is a unique kind of love triangle that reminds me in some ways of one of my favorite TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where there's these interesting characters who have come together and the world isn't entirely safe. You have to be careful when you step out at night! This novel is definitely NOT Twilight, so no worries there. Pick up a copy and let Lastrapes bring you into the story of Olivia, Adam, and Jesus.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
The Vampire, the Hunter and the Girl by Marti Lastrapes is Book I of a trilogy. The title tells us there will be a triangle, but this triangle will include some unusual characters in unusual situations. I see some serious problems ahead for all of them. They were brought before Dracula. Why? Let’s read on and find out. Adam is a vampire and his biggest problem is boredom, so he takes up a hobby, bowling. Cherry, a vampire, had found him there and after she changed him they became inseparable. When Cherry disappears he notices Olivia. Jesus is the Mexican vampire hunter. His mother had been killed by a vampire, so he became a latch key kid at a very young age. The WWF and wrestling were his babysitters. He had wrestled in school but mixed martial arts was what he wanted do. He’d only had one friend, Daniel and they had a plan. Jesus would be the fighter and Daniel the trainer until… Now, Jesus walks the dark side and uses himself as bait to lure vampires in for the kill. Olivia works at the bowling alley and is a huge wrestling fan. She is writing a book about vampires. Her memories draw her to Heritage Park. She loves looking out at Rancho Cucamonga, feeling the dewy grass beneath her feet and the air flowing around her body as she swings to and fro, until… Adam and Olivia become friends of a sort. She lets him feed and he gives her information for her vampire novel. How dysfunctional is that? Jesus and Olivia meet at the gym where he works and trains, the Ground and Pound. She was there to learn self defense. Olivia’s friend Elowyn strips at Tropical Lei where Olivia also bartends. Johnson is Jesus’s friend at Ground and Pound . The scene where Elowyn and Johnson are on a date and Victus, a vicious vampire, sees them is great. The vampire TV shows and movies I have seen help me to visualize the action and I love it. Elowyn and Olivia’s ideas of life seem very naive, but had a ring of truth to them. It adds a bit of reality into their fantasies and expectations and shows how different life really is – life lessons. The Barbershop, vampires went there for a cut and dinner. A gruesome scenario, where humans are chained to the wall, half dead to almost dead to barely alive. Would a vamp care if they were filthy and stank of day old sweat and fear? A girl, a boy, a vampire – not your normal triangle. The story being told from different character views, was good and bad. At times, the story seemed to jumped around a lot with the repetition slowing down the pacing, but I did like the different characters descriptions of the same event. This is an ARC, so I think this can easily be improved upon before the finished product is released. I found some originality in the storyline. Martin Latrapes development of the characters brought them to life on the pages. I really wanted them to end up friends, but something tells me that cannot happen. What do you think? Why did Dracula haul them in? The ending explained many of my questions and raised many more. I enjoyed and would recommend The Vampire, The Hunter, The Girl by Martin Latrapes. I will be following the author to find out what happens in Book II, The Vampire, The Hunter and The Witch. I received an ARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Olivia wants to be a writer and embarks on creating a vampire novel. Much to her surprise, however, when mentioning a severe case of writer’s block, she receives an offer of help from Adam who is a real vampire. Things get a bit complicated, though, when she is working with Adam and her new boyfriend, Jesus, sees them. Jesus is a vampire hunter and has already lost people he loves to their evil. Olivia’s roommate, Elowyn, becomes involved with Jesus’ boss, who happens to be friends with a professional vampire hunter and the plot thickens as all these characters come together. The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl by Martin Lastrapes is the first book in The Vampire and the Hunter Trilogy and sets the stage for continuing action as the vampire world is set on edge with Olivia, Adam and Jesus called upon to help set things right. Unique and quite entertaining, The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl breaks the mold of the traditional vampire story. The characters are thrust together by strange circumstances and must overcome basic instincts to accept one another on equal terms. Martin Lastrapes combines depth and individuality to create interesting characters and the dialogue and action hold your interest from start to finish. The story is told from each of their points of view, allowing you to really get to know Olivia, Jesus and Adam so it is easy to feel their emotions as the plot unfolds. Great in and of itself, The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl promises a lot more to come in the remaining books of the trilogy.
Monkeycstars More than 1 year ago
I bought the paperback, then realized pretty quickly that it would take a while to get here. I could not wait to read, so I got the kindle as well. HAVE to have the paperback for the shelf. I read the author's first novel, Inside the Outside, and loved it, so I knew I would love this one as well. That ended really abruptly... I was actually leaning in, anticipating the next words and it was over, to be continued. My heart stopped, then started beating really fast. I hope Book 2: The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Witch comes out REAL SOON! I can't wait to hear what happens next. Even though Victus and Elowyn didn't know each other very well, I liked these words they shared: “Why did you do this to me?” “So I could have you forever.” “You want to have me forever?” “And ever.” That's what every girl wants to hear by that special guy. And Martin Lastrapes, it seems you have quite a bit in common with Olivia!