Title: Relative Strangers: A Modern Vampire Story
Author: Helen Treharne
Published Date: January 24th 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Meet Sophie Morgan… practical, Welsh, prone to occasional profanity, and seemingly a vampire magnet.
Sophie Morgan is 23 and has always done the right thing. She’s caused no stress for her family, worked hard through university, has taken a successful leap onto the career ladder and nurtured a reasonably healthy bank balance. It’s no small surprise then when mini-break to Antwerp, she pursues a pair of thieves who steal her friend’s bag. But this is only the start of her world being turned upside down. Sophie soon learns that vampires exist, her neighbors back home aren’t what they seem and new boyfriends can be found in the strangest of situations.
Relative Strangers is the first in a new vampire series with a distinctly British flavor, but which will appeal to everyone. Reviews call it “a vampire tale with bite”, with “brilliant characters that draw you in” and a very fresh take on the genre. Read it now to find out what reviewers are raving about.
This is my first book from Helen Treharne but it won’t be my last. It takes a lot to impress me with a vampire story but she managed to do it. Did I get a real Buffy vibe from it, Absolutely, but in a more grown up way (I mean the protagonist is 23 – which helped).
It’s dark, it’s witty, and Sophie drinks a lot of tea – which amused me (being English myself, even though I would rather have a coffee).
I am definitely intrigued to see where this story goes. The ONLY thing that stopped this being a 5 star read for me was just occasionally the pacing felt a little off ….. and that took me out of the moment, which means in all fairness I can’t give it a 5 BUT it didn’t stop me reading the whole thing in one sitting.
That being said vampire fans should definitely look to pick this up. I wasn’t disappointed and I don’t think you will be either!
An extremely well earned 4 stars from me!
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