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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
A complicated and dark love story is the backdrop for this melodramatic reworking of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. The story of Heathcliff and Catherine is entertaining enough, but modern readers may have trouble getting past the continuous angst and unsympathetic characters. Catherine is by turns piteous and violent and Heathcliff is arrogant and unlikable. The story is told in flashbacks that are sometimes hard to follow.
When Catherine’s father brings home Gypsy orphan Heathcliff she is intrigued by the little boy, but upset her father has lost her present. As the children grow together they form a bond that will last beyond death, but as Catherine grows into a proper young woman she pulls away from Heathcliff — and his destiny of being part vampire and part vampire slayer — and into the arms of Edgar Linton, a very proper young man. In a time where vampires are part of life and every day could be their last, will Heathcliff and Catherine find each other or be forever separated? (KENSINGTON, Sep., 362 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Sabrina Cooper
Published: September 2010