Posted by Amy Kittel on January 21st, 2011 filed in Tracey Bateman

by Tracey Bateman

Published by Waterbrook Press in 2009

Originally I was not going to read this book. I was thinking… another vampire book? I loved watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I read all the Twilight series before watching the first movie (the movies sucked).  I was coming to believe the hype about vampires was too much. However, I received book #2 by this author from WaterBrook Multnomah and found book #1 for my Kindle for free. Well, I’m not going to pass up double free.

I wondered how the author was going to work God into a science fiction book (another reason why I won’t read Christian fantasy books). Most of the time when I was reading this book I was thinking I was reading a regular book. Nothing dirty in it. But not much mention of God. No preaching of sermons, or Bible passages to remind you the type of book you are reading. Then there were the snippets regarding the vampires. Not well integrated into the story. Almost like she wrote the vampire book, then had to add God into it. At the end of the book, Ms. Bateman wrote a letter to the readers explaining how she went about writing this book.

I know I had low expectations of this book. They were met.

I did like the description of the main characters alcoholism. I really felt connected with her there. That was well written. The mother/daughter issues–totally true.  Just the vampires don’t fit.

3 Stars


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