Armintrout's debut is a clever blending of classic vampire story conventions, several small innovations and the eternal romantic triangle -- not unlike the work of several other popular writers
in the genre. What's different is the author's clear, distinctive voice and her hero -- Nathan's a keeper!
On one hand is Nathan Grant, a vampire and vampire hunter, the man responsible for sending Carrie's sire, Cyrus Kendrick, to the morgue in the first place. On the other is Cyrus himself, who has plans for Carrie and for Nathan. Drawn to them both, Carrie has to make a choice -- hopefully before the Soul Eater gets loose!
(Jun., 448 pp., $6.99)