on April 25, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this vampire novel which, despite its now rather dated setting, is a breath of fresh air after the mopey teen romance of the Twilight saga.
This is vampire literature as it's supposed to be: gripping and scary, and with lashings of blood. That it provides a few laughs and and delivers a satire on 1980s greed is very much a bonus.
Dora is a rather flawed heroine - you wouldn't necessarily want her as your best friend, and don't even think about beating her office on a London flat - and I do have to wonder if Duncan is worth all the effort, but this cracks along at a decent pace and, if I'm honest, was much better than I was expecting it to be. Roll on the sequel!