Monday, July 22, 2013

The Crazy "Crazy" Uncle

Lady Languish by S.C.D. Goff

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.

Summary: After her Uncle Malachy terrifies Evangeline Languish on her 16th birthday, she is abandoned at a boarding school by her parents. But when Evangeline discovers a strange young man, injured and alone, she is forced to change her mind about everything she knew. Could Malachy's stories be true? Evangeline must face her uncle once more ... can she get to him before he kills everything she loves?

Review: A somewhat slow and sometimes boring young adult vampire novel.

I was glad that this book wasn’t your typical young adult vampire book. There wasn’t a super special school that all the vampires went to nor was being a vampire made to look cool. Actually, there were few young adults for a young adult novel. There was a boarding school, but that was only one aspect of the story and it was a normal boarding school. There are certainly some interesting elements in this book: a damphyr, mysterious deaths, a murderous uncle, an organization of vampires, and an organization dedicated to fighting vampires.

Unfortunately, this book was slow and sometimes boring. There should have been a lot of tension and buildup since Eva was waiting for her to uncle to attack and kill her. I did like that not much was known about vampires or damphyrs, which did put Eva at a disadvantage. While she was a special occurrence, Eva wasn’t the only damphyr and wasn’t super special or made too much of. I liked the character of Slane (even though she was one of the baddies) and was intrigued by her. I am also curious at to what Hobbes is up to and would like to know about him.


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those that enjoy more story based and less action based young adult vampire novels.

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