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Seventeen-year-old Emma, having always felt cursed by her epilepsy, comes to realize that it is this very condition that saves her when she is mysteriously attacked and left with all the powers but none of the limitations of a vampire.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375967009
Branch Call Number: / FICTION NELSON R
Characteristics: 453 p. ; 22 cm


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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Feb 18, 2016

This is a unique take on YA vampire stories. Emma is bitten by a vampire, but she doesn’t completely turn because she has epilepsy. She suddenly has super-strength and the ability to see at night, but unlike other vampires she can still go out in sunlight and doesn’t crave blood. There a few times where characters’ motivations are not clear. Why does Sagan put up with Emma’s unexplained and troubling strangeness for so long? Why is Wirtz so dedicated to going after Emma? There were also too many random events in the book that seemed weirdly out of place and unnecessary; family barbeques, soccer games, shoplifting at a mall. Overall, it was a creative and interesting twist on vampire lore.

Cindybov Mar 21, 2012

Loved this book. A new twist on vampires. Keeps you wondering how it will all turn out.


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