Sunday, 13 July 2014

Here be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright

Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so rare and substantial that she is called upon to partake in a test for a position in the Grand High Vampire's private and very elite army. Being of the Svente vampire breed is hard enough as they are seen as too tame and human-like by the super strong Pagori and the hypnotically beautiful Keja, so being a women on top of all that leads to no-one taking her seriously. But this is what Suzannne Wright is famous for: giving us an iron-willed and very snarky female lead who not only keeps up with the guys, but surpasses them in everything and ultimately demands the respect that she deserves. So after Jared-the commander of the squad-kicks Sam out after she fairly beat him in a fight, the Grand High Vampire still sees her potential and much to Jared's indignation, makes Sam the legion's co-commander, now ironically working alongside Jared. Now Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a witty, wilful, temperamental, borderline homicidal Svente female vampire. One of my favourite authors, Wright always takes me on an adventure filled with strong female characters, a lot of laughs and a lot more intense battle scenes. She creates these worlds so vividly and creatively that they are completely different to everything I have ever read before, and Here be Sexist Vampires is no different. Fantastic world building, great monologues and even better characters, Wright will always leave you begging for more. 

Rating: 5/5 Titans

"So you're prejudiced against women, young vampires and another breed of vampire. I bet you're a delight to have around."

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