Book lover. Stephen King Fanatic. Will try anything once. General Lover of Fiction. Reviewer Everywhere. All views my own. Mostly.
Loved this not sure why its taken me so long to get around to it.
Vampires and Frankenstein. Do I need to say more? This is a glorious take on vampire tales, Dept 19 having existed in the shadows for years - Cue young Jamie Carpenter getting all caught up in the shenanigans by virtue of his family connection and lots of adventure ensues...
Highly entertaining, very enjoyable, beautifully written and incredibly imaginative. A secret history that feels terribly authentic **glances nervously over shoulder** as if it could actually be that way.
Characters are great. Adored Frankenstein, loved the vampire girl Larissa, Jamie as our main protagonist is mostly not annoying (and often very funny) and the mythology started with this book one of a series looks set to grow and grow.
Great plotting, both likely and unlikely heroes, a touch of class and a great deal of fun in and around some really quite scary, intense and emotional moments.
Clever. I do like clever. I have purchased more and shall be finding out what is next for Jamie very soon