Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Vampire's Promise by Caroline B Cooney

Genre:  YA Paranormal Fantasy

Description (taken from Goodreads):
From master of suspense Caroline B. Cooney, three spine-tingling vampire novels in one juicy volume.

A vampire lives in the tower of the creepy old house in town--a vampire who makes promises and grants wishes. Few know he exists. When Althea, Devnee, and Lacey meet the vampire, he offers them the things they want most--popularity, beauty, freedom.

But his bargains come for a price.

How much are the girls willing to pay? How many lives will they destroy? And is there any way out of a vampire's promise?

This book was full of one-dimensional characters that were very superficial.  The vampire didn't really behave like a real vampire.  I would say it had better similarities to the serpent from the Garden of Eden (okay, so some vampires can be described that way).  But the vampire entices girls with the promise of popularity or beauty.  They just have to give someone else to the vampire in order to have it.  But the real problem I had with the characters?  They gave a sense that life wasn't worth living if you weren't popular or beautiful, even after you realized the error of your ways.

This book bothered me, and it was really difficult for me to finish.  I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...