*all reviews are spoiler free*
Author: Thomas Emson
# in series: 1st book in the Vampire Trinity
# of pages: 425
My rating: 3/5 stars
I got this book from my BooklyBox subscription, and I believe we are doing a podcast sometime this month on the book so look for that!
Starting off with the storyline, which was really weird but in a good way. I found myself really enjoying the weird progression of the story-people take a pill and die but come back to life as a vampire. It was pretty different from the generic vampire stories that you hear about all the time and I liked that.
I also really enjoyed the characters themselves. I mean the relationships between Lithgow and Lawton were hilarious. There was also a good amount of character development for each and interesting and unique backstories for them all.
What I didn’t really like was the pacing. The pacing felt really off and kind of unnatural. I mean there were so many fast paced scenes back to back but then it felt like there were very few spaced out.
Additionally I was not a big fan of the writing style. I enjoyed third person narrative but didn’t really like the way things were described and set up. It created a weird disconnect between the reader and the story.
However, I did really enjoy the realistic effect that it had. I mean as realistic as vampires get but it felt like when you were reading that this could have happened and I enjoy when books have a sense of realism to them.
Overall I enjoyed the book minus the disconnect that the writing style provided.