Thursday, 28 October 2010

Review: The Vampiric Housewife by Kristen Marquette


Publisher:  Firelight Books
Release date:  22nd October 2009
Review format:  Paperback

Goodreads Synopsis:  In the sleepy town of Sangre Valley, Buicks still have tailfins, girls don poodle skirts, and families gather around their black and white televisions to watch The Donna Reed Show.  But not all is as it seems in this 1950's town.  The milkman leaves bottles of blood on the doorstep instead of milk, and the grocery store sells human heads as produce instead of heads of lettuce.  The residents of Sangre Valley are vampires.  Valerie Murray is a vampiric housewife with three beautiful children, a successful husband, and a lovely home.  But after a dinner party for her husband's boss Dr. Venjamin, Valerie learns the doctor's dark secret and her world is turned upside down.  Now to save her children from Venjamin's depraved plans, they must flee Sangre Valley and run for their lives.  But what faces the family outside their small town is nearly as terrifying as what awaits them within.

My thoughts:  I read this book back in August and it was a very enjoyable read and certainly a vampire story with a difference!  The plot is good and the characters superb.  The only thing that let this book down was the bad editing/proof reading.  There are quire a few typo's and misused words, but when I stopped letting that irritate me I really enjoyed the story.  This book is so totally out of the norm for vampire books, I can guarantee you wont have read one like it and I'm happy to recommend this to all my readers.

My rating:  4 stars

The sequel to this book is The House of the Vampire Queen and I'll be reviewing this one shortly.

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