Vampire Addiction by Eva Pohler is a young adult paranormal fiction book. I stumbled upon it while in my local bookstore helping teen boy look for a Maui funko pop. I know strange right? But I was so happy to have found this book.
About Vampire Addiction
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.
About the Author
For over twenty years, Eva Pohler taught writing and literature at a university in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and three kids. Now she’s the USA Today bestselling author of The Mystery Book Collection, The Mystery House Series, and four series for young adults: The Gatekeeper’s Saga, A Gatekeeper’s Spin-Off Series, The Purgatorium Series, and The Vampires of Athens Series. Her books have been described as “thrilling” and “addictive.” A Kirkus reviewer said of The Gatekeeper’s Sons that it was “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans.”
A reader herself, Eva writes in multiple genres, but all of her stories blur the line between reality and fantasy, truth and delusion, and draw from Eva’s personal philosophy that a reader must be lured and abducted into complete captivity in order to enjoy the reading experience.
Though this book reminded me of another very popular vampire book series it was very much its own story. I like how Eva intertwined Greek mythology with the legend of vampires. I really felt the writer did a great job letting us get to know the lead character in the story, Gertie. By getting to know Gertie you understand why she makes the choices she does. There is also a really dark undertone to one of the male leads.
Along with great characters, there is a great story the flows and twists in places you don’t expect. The writing really flowed along and the story was interesting. All in all a really good read.
However, I am a little bummed about the ending. Only because it left me with a cliffhanger and I am unable to find the second installment of this wonderful story and I really need to see how it plays out.
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