This truly clever take on vampires is fresh and original. The characters have secrets and questionable backgrounds, which makes them intriguing. The use of music as the touchstone for life is sharp and witty. Smith–Ready proves that no matter what the genre, she has what it takes.
To save the station Ciara decides to use the truth, knowing no one will believe her. Unfortunately, an ancient vampire is none too pleased with this strategy, and Ciara may be in over her head! (POCKET, May, 384 pp., $14.00)