Thursday, January 19, 2012
Review: American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout
American Vampire is a novel by Jennifer Armintrout and a Paranormal Romance from Mira.
He’s the Good kind of vampire. Sort Of.
Buried in the Heartland is a town that no one enters or leaves. Graf McDonald somehow becomes its first visitor in more than five years..and he was only looking for a good party.
Unfortunately, Penance, Ohio is not that place. And after having been isolated for so long, they do not like strangers at all.
Jessa’s the only one to even remotely trust him, and she’s desperate for the kind of protection that only a vampire like Graf can provide. Supplies are low, the locals are ornery for a sacrifice and there’s a monster more powerful than Graf lurking in the woods.
New men are hard to come by in this lonesome town, and this handsome stranger might be Jessa’s only hope for salvation.
Even if she has to die first...
Five years ago the small town of Penance, Ohio changed overnight making it impossible for anyone in town to leave - or for anyone outside of town to enter.
Graf McDonald is a vampire on his way to a party when he gets lost and pulls over at an abandoned gas station looking for a map.
He finds so much more.
Jessa has been chased by IT - an unbelievable being that showed up in Penance at the same time the town was closed off - and she has taken shelter in the abandoned gas station.
Imagine her surprise when Graf walks in - the first stranger Jessa has seen in five years. Graf wants no part of Jessa - aside from a quick snack - or Penance, Ohio.
But though he may have gotten into Penance - it doesn’t look like he’ll be getting out anytime soon.
And dawn is coming.
American Vampire was a very enjoyable read - it gave me a very Stephen King kinda vibe. :)
I give American Vampire 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Mira (February 22, 2011)