Friday, January 3, 2014

Book Review #402 - Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde


When Kerry’s little brother forgets his stuffed bear at the laundry, Kerry ventures out at 11:00 p.m. to retrieve it for him. The laundry is deserted and kind of spooky, and while she’s there three men burst in, dragging a bound and bloodied young man they insist is a vampire. Kerry helps him escape, only to be caught up in a desperate game between vampire hunters and their prey.
My Rating: 3/5
This book is just over 200 pages but took me around 3 days to read. The first few chapters were interesting but it progressively slowed down from there.
The story is told from a third person perspective which I think ruined my ability to connect to the characters. The characters themselves weren't really predictable and seemed to have split personalities (especially Kerry).
The whole vampire aspect, although more realistic than in other young adult vampire novels just didn't do it for me. I don't think enough about their nature was explained and Ethan was quite boring for a vampire.
This book is action packed and fast paced at times, but there just wasn't enough of this throughout the book and all the action seemed to be contained in the first few chapters.

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