Book Review: The Vampire Connoisseur
Hello vampire lovers and bloodthirsty fans,
Halloween is over. Bummer, I know. But that doesn’t mean the blood fest has to end! I’m continuing my horror reads with a review of The Vampire Connoisseur.
Okay, I’ll admit, I mainly bought this vampire anthology because my great friend Priscilla Bettis (you can check out her awesome blog here or my interview with her here) is one of the featured stories. After following her for a long while here on WordPress, I just had to get a good sampling of her work!
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Alrighty, on to the book review!
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It’s always been hard for me to rate an anthology, but here goes!
I’ve been a fan of vampires since I read some of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles in high school. They were my first supernatural creature, and I’ll always have a soft spot for the vengeful bloodsuckers.
Going into this book, I had high hopes. There’s plenty of room to reimagine the concept of vampires. Overall, I had a good time!
Favorites of mine were The Red Angel, A Fiend Indeed, The Sun Sets Nonetheless, Splinter, and Take Me Home Tonight. Each of these had a unique take on vampires that made it hard to stop flipping those pages, especially The Red Angel, The Sun Sets Nonetheless, and Take Me Home Tonight. These stories really made this book shine!
Honorable mention goes to A Visit from Saint Vic. We don’t see enough Christmas-themed vampire stories out there!
I will say that in between my favorite were a number of stories that felt a bit lackluster in comparison (that dragged my rating down a bit), but I did enjoy each story in some way, so they each have their merit.
Overall, this anthology had some real gems within, and I had fun exploring these vampiric worlds and realities. If you’re looking for new vampire stories by talented indie authors, definitely pick this book up!
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!