Saturday, August 25, 2012
Review of An American Vampire: Blood and Wine by J.M Daniels
This book isn’t a very long or hard read so if you are looking for a book that you don’t really have to concentrate on reading this is that book. With that said it wasn’t a bad read it just doesn’t have a lot of peaks in the story; more even steady story telling.
This book is being told by lead character Daniel. It starts out right before he is turned into a vampire to present time. For a good portion of the book Daniel is trying to find himself and where he belongs now that he is a vampire.
Along the way he does meet several other vampires that help to sculpt the vampire he becomes. It’s more of a kindhearted vampire tale. I feel that it is missing a lot of the key elements that go into making a great vampire story. There isn’t a lot of that raw emotion that you find in a lot of vampire books; its’ also missing the remorse that goes along with it.
All in all this isn’t a bad story but if you are hoping for a vampire book that is going to knock your socks off this one isn’t it. However this is a good book for younger readers since it lacks a lot of the sexual and violent content that normally accompanies vampire stories.