by M.L. Brennan
This was a fun little vampire romp with a male protag and a new vamp mythos. Pretty fun and interesting. Plus I loved the scampy trickster kitsune side-kick. She freaking rocked. Fortitude, our main vampire hero was a little too emo, and had his all too human reason for doing what he was doing, but for a while you kind of wonder why he does what he does. Honestly, he really goes above and beyond.
But, there is a new way to make vampires in this book. Which is pretty cool. There are all sorts of paranormals running around NY and I want to hear more about them so I am going to check out the next book. Also, Fortitude seems different than his family and I am wondering where Brennan is planning on taking that later in the series.
The storyline is ok. You kind of wonder why things go the way they do for a while though. But the characters are great. The story fleshes itself out and reasons do make sense. I definitely enjoyed the quirks, the humor and what was pretty much a coming of age vampire story. I will pick up the next book.
Because of the kitsune characters, I give it four+ foxy stars.