Guizzetti delivers plenty of plot developments, intriguing characters, and otherworldly things in her engrossing latest. It is summer of 1951. Norma Mae Rollins is a regular fourteen-year-old teen content with her studies, friends and home life. But when a lonely vampire William T. Caruso transforms Norma into a vampire, she realizes she must brave an eternal existence with elder vampires and other monsters who hate her existence. Guizzetti skillfully conveys Norma’s inner conflict as she struggles to find her footing in her new life while dealing with her conflicting feelings of loss, grief, confusion, self-doubt, wonder, and bloodlust. Readers will cheer for Norma’s coming-of-age journey from a confused fourteen-year-old to an assured young woman, who knows what she wants in life. Secondary characters are equally compelling, particularly the adorable Derrick and Pascaline, in whose companionship she finds salvation. The story unfolds at a measured pace, the tension rising with every chapter, drawing its characters closer together while action and relentless twists take readers to a satisfying conclusion that will definitely leave them waiting for more from the author. Lovers of paranormal fiction will find themselves getting lost in the layered drama. This gripping and swiftly paced vampire tale is primed for a sequel.
Categories: Urban Fantasy