Eighteen year old Rick Thompson is a marked man. When Damien Masonite comes to his school, he knows something is up. And when his friends start falling to vampire attacks, he knows that he and his girlfriend Laura are next. The quest to understand immortality, true love and undying friendship compromise his safety even more. Can he keep his best friends, his true love andEighteen year old Rick Thompson is a marked man. When Damien Masonite comes to his school, he knows something is up. And when his friends start falling to vampire attacks, he knows that he and his girlfriend Laura are next. The quest to understand immortality, true love and undying friendship compromise his safety even more. Can he keep his best friends, his true love and keep his mortal life?Clendening has created somewhat of a subtle emotional firestorm in The Vampire Way. This story understands the desperation of young dreams and the price some may pay to attain them. Engaging, tightly written and poignant, this tale must be sought after for those who love the bloodsucker genre!--Benjamin Kane Ethridge,Bram Stoker Award winning author of BLACK & ORANGE...
|Title||:||The Vampire Way|
|Number of Pages||:||178 Pages|
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The Vampire Way Reviews
The book begins by introducing us to Damien Masonite and his sister, Candace. Two intriguing characters who are obviously vampires looking for a place to call their own. A place where they can be themselves and not encroach on another vampire’s territory. While these two are pertinent to the story, they’re, ironically, not its main focus.The author then introduces us to the book’s actual protagonist, Rick Thompson. He’s 18 years old and aspires to be a writer. He’s an all-around good guy with a peachy outlook on life, one who’s willing to take risks, if needed. Upon meeting Damien, he can’t help but think that his days are numbered. Damien is cold, callous, and quite ruthless. He’s also not afraid of staking his claim on Rick.When his friends start succumbing to Damien’s influence, Rick starts questioning whether he was right all along – vampires have invaded the city. Rick knows that he needs to stop Damien, at all costs, but he wonders if he can actually do that.When the vampire makes a move on his girlfriend, Rick realizes that he can’t stand by and let him win. Vowing to make everything right, he pushes aside his insecurities and tries to thwart Damien’s plans. Yet the one thing that he hadn’t counted on was losing his friends in the process.This book was quite an interesting read. I confess, though, that the shift of point-of-view at the beginning did confuse me a little, as was the frequent transitions into the point-of-views of several other characters. While this type of story might take some getting used with all the different shifts in the storyline, it is, for the most part, quite intriguing. Overall, though, the story’s action does flow along and is quite consistent.
Clendening has created a very interesting novel for young adult readers in love with vampires. With an extremely captivating prologue, the reader is pulled into the story as Damien Masonite, a vicious vampire, is introduced. From there, the story begins its focus on Rick Thompson and his friends, jumping from scene to scene between the many characters within the story. I have to admit that these transitions were a little difficult for me to follow, especially as there were a vast array of characters to keep track of as I read. When reading novels, I need a lot of background information and structure to set the story up in my mind. Without it, I struggle to make the connections I need to make. I’ve always been like this, and that’s why, even though I’m an English teacher, I don’t always like all the classics I teach. Some things work for me, and some things don’t, and excessive background knowledge and characterization are a must for me. Yet, though I struggled some with character details and timeframe, I think that the story itself is an intriguing idea and...To read my full review (8/31):http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...