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There's a new vampire to love

  • Aug 5, 2010
Vampires are a big commodity -- with teens, moms, everyone. I haven't been too into the vampire craze, but I'm always up for a good dramatic story.

With INFINITE DAYS, Rebecca Maizel delivers.

I heard the author speak at the Book Expo, and her take on the story intrigued me: Lenah is a 592 year old vampire turns human and lives in a boarding school as a 16-year-old girl. She has all this guilt associated with her evil ruthless vampire life as she begins to feel and experience things as a human.

This story was very interesting. I'm not sure how it compares to other vampire novels, but these are mean, dark, blood-sucking killing vampires, not sweet lovable heartthrobs. There is vampire lore included that I found interesting.

What's more, this book spans history -- from the 15th century to the present day -- as Lenah flashes back on her life. There is some humor as she has to struggle to learn what life is like in the 21st century, since she's been asleep the last 100 years.

If you enjoy historical fiction, paranormal suspense, or just a good YA read, INFINITE DAYS might be your next favorite book.

CONTENT NOTE: YA content is unpredictable, with some being appropriate for a young tween and others that make my own 39-year-old self blush. This doesn't really have any objectionable content per se, but I don't think I'll pass it along to my 12-year-old daughter quite yet. I don't recall any swearing. The sexual content is implied, but mild by high school YA standards. There is a bit of drinking, but it's not portrayed in a positive light. I think that my reservations come because it's just a bit intense and heavy. As I said, the vampires are evil and ruthless, so I think that a little more maturity is in order to process it.

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"Infinite Days is a deliciously engaging mix of vampires and romance, peppered with humor and layered with a lush, grippingly dark backstory. Rebecca Maizel's first novel is a real treat!" --A.M. Jenkins, author of Damage

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ISBN-10: 0312649916
ISBN-13: 978-0312649913
Author: Rebecca Maizel
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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