Monday, July 22, 2013

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Human No Longer

25. Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
Length: 312 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 6 July 2013
Finished: 22 July 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathryn Meyer Griffith for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 31 January 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

While celebrating their twelfth anniversary together, Jenny and Jeff Sanders become victims of a bizarre crime as they are preparing to go home. The horrendous attack leaves Jeff dead and Jenny in a temporary coma. When she awakens in the hospital, Jenny returns home to her children in order to heal and grieve. With her husband dead, Jenny and her children must move back to her childhood home - Summer Haven, Florida - into a haunted farm house, situated in the same quiet community where once they had destroyed a family of vampires.

Jenny has no appetite; she's edgy; her eyes hurt. All of these symptoms she initially attributes to trauma and grief. Until one night she can't resist going into the woods or the overpowering urge to drink warm animals' blood. Jenny can no longer deny the truth - her attackers had been vampires.

Now she's becoming what she once reviled. She can't abandon her children, but she must find a way to live in the human world. At night she hunts, hides what she's becoming and attempts to fit in.

Then townspeople begin dying; just like years before. With her blackouts, Jenny fears she may be the killer, or are the culprits actually her vampire attackers? They find her and issue her an ultimatum: join them and become a true vampire - or her family will die...horribly. Jenny resists their influence until the vampires kidnap her children. Then she has to find a way to outwit and ultimately destroy the fiends; rescuing her children from their evil clutches.

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were appropriately sympathetic; at least the ones who were supposed to be sympathetic. The plot was extremely intriguing and truly showcased a mother's deep and abiding love for her children. I give this book an A! and am eagerly looking forward to reading the prequel Vampire Blood as soon as I can.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

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