(From My Latest Reading List in May 2020, Part 1)
About the book
Some call them “tramps.” In Greek, they are called vrykolakas, or “vryks,” which sometimes gets translated to “freaks.” They are the vampires of Athens, created centuries ago by the Maenads. They live in caves beneath the acropolis, without economic resources and according to rules imposed on them by the Olympians. They are forbidden from turning humans into vampires, which happens when all of the blood is drained; however, they are allowed to drink from a willing mortal. Some mortals are willing because a vampire bite will infect the body for six hours, and, during that time, the mortal has the powers of flight, invisibility, strength, speed, x-ray vision, and mind control. Such great power can become irresistible, though dangerous and addicting to mortals.
As seventeen-year-old Gertie, studying abroad from New York, uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires.
This book was an easy read. I love the new cover on Kindle, it’s stunning! I was a little disappointed in Gertrude as I expected her to be a little more intelligent when it came to vampires, especially seen as she knew so much about them.
I would like to read the next book to see if she gets to fix what has been broken and to see if she’s going to date the demigod. I would also like to know what happens with her host family.
I gave this book a 4/5 star rating.
Have you heard about this book? Would you like to read it?
What do you think about it?
That’s it from me for now…
Please show me some love and comment below. If you enjoy what you see, please follow me for more features.
Keep your crystal on, your sparkle strong, and enjoy your moments
(This blog contains affiliate links. As an affiliate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases of their products but only when you use my link. This is at no extra cost to you. This helps me keep my blog afloat. Thank you for your support)
Love my content?
You can find more on my YouTube channel.
You can support my blog on Patreon by searching for Patreon/OndeaneLourens.
Faithful to Nature, South Africa’s most loved online health shop was proudly founded in 2007. They get of out bed in the morning thinking about one thing – and that is about how they can help lighten the toxic load on our bodies and our precious Earth. It is their mission to provide an ever-expanding array of natural products to help celebrate the choice to live greener lives. They want this to be a stress-free experience, providing the peace of mind that comes with knowing that they have done the research.