The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter had me at the title.
I’m glad I happened to see this on a blog tour recently; it’s a very enjoyable read. The cover, blurb and catchy title drew me in. It has one of the best opening scenes I’ve read in a long time and is among my favourite YA books of the year.
Chloe Kallistrate gets the shock of her life when her mother wakes her up in the middle of the night and urges her to hide in the closet. Invaders breach their home, and Chloe’s life is turned upside down. She’s part of a long line of vampire hunters, and it’s time to fulfil her duty. At 14 years of age, she enters a community of vampire hunters, who have been training and living together since childhood. Chloe is expected to get with the programme quickly and make up for all the years she should have been training. She lives with her grandfather, Luke, and Drew, an eighteen year old hunter, who shows little sympathy for Chloe. But of course, Drew really cares. He just wants her to be strong, knowing what she will have to face.
There is plenty of action in these novellas. We get to spend a little over a year with Chloe, watching her grow into an ass kicking hunter and answer the call of her blood. She jogs, trains, learns to use weapons and prepares for the day she will have to meet the vampire responsible for her mother’s demise. It’s fun watching Chloe develop her skills and grow into a confident young woman. She also attracts the attention of Drew, who would probably rather shoot his own foot off than tell Chloe how he feels about her. The hot guy at school, Gavin, also takes a shine to her. I tend to prefer books where the romantic element isn’t central to the plot, so The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter is right up my alley. This is Chloe’s coming-of-age story, and the romantic elements are secondary.
This has nothing to do with the story, but when I read that vampires had their own dental office called Deadly Smiles, I laughed. You can pick this up as 6 separate short stories/novellas, or buy the complete collection like I did. Exciting and lots of fun. I couldn’t put it down. *****
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Has anyone heard of this one? I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had with these books.
I haven’t heard of these… I think my sister-in-law would love it!! Possible Christmas gift… thanks, Emma!
If my sister got this for me for Christmas I’d be quite pleased 🙂
I will add to my TBR list:)
Oh the endless TBR list!
I haven’t heard of this series. Sounds intriguing.
Not too heavy, a quick read and nice bit of escapism.
They title would grab you, Emma. 😀
Nope, haven’t heard of them either but after your review, I’d like to read them, too. Thanks!
I know – definitely my kind of title! If you get around to them, let me know what you think.
I hadn’t heard of them either, but I’m totally off to check them out. Thanks for the recommendation!
Sounds like a pretty cool plot!
It is, Becky. I’ve always wanted to be a vampire hunter, well, ever since I saw Buffy.
Haha agreed. 😀
I just checked them out. Sounds really good, and I loved your review. I’m going to have to find time to read this!
Yay. Hope you enjoy them, Christie.
Thank you for the wonderful review and taking time for me on your blog! 🙂
You’re welcome, Jennifer. I loved this book. Thanks for stopping by.
You’re right, that is a great title. Way to draw in the vampire fans! Nice cover too. Good combo 🙂
I’ve got these Emma. Your review makes me want to read them right now. I’ve made note of them and plan to get started soon. Sounds like quick reading and jsut what I love to read. Thanks for sharing.
Let me know what you think, Laura. I wish there were more of them.
Vampire Dentists, that’s hilarious. What’s next werewolf hair salons? Or zombie neurosurgeons?
Or ghosts selling sheets? So many ideas so little time.
TTFN, have a great day Emma 🙂
Yeah, I’m sure many weres would like to get all prettied up for the full moon!
I appreciate your blog, so I nominated you for a blogging award 🙂
Aw. Thanks, Jess.