THE DARK HEROINE
In her debut novel, Gibbs draws you in right away with her extraordinary tale of vampires living in London. With a delectable pairing of a handsome, charmingly wicked vampire prince and the spunky human girl he falls for, not to mention an intricate, well-developed plot and action-packed pacing, each page turned is as good as the last. The freshest voice in this genre, Gibbs’ debut novel is a treasure.
Seventeen-year-old Violet Lee witnesses a macabre scene in the middle of Central London. She flees, only to end up in the company of vampires. They kidnap Violet and take her back to their home — but because she’s seen too much she’s left to make a choice: remain locked away or become one of them. As Violet grapples with the new world she has stumbled upon, she also struggles with the undeniable desire she has for Kaspar Varn, prince of the vampire clan. (MORROW, Mar., 544 pp., $14.99)