from the back of the book:
Beneath the glitter of dazzling 19th-century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil… .
Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long taken over the world.
In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake.
But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous, moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her enigmatic ally, Sebastian Vioget.
And when she comes face to face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make the choice between duty and love.
This book surprised me. I wasn’t too sure about a paranormal set in regency England and was afraid it might be a little Buffy since the character is a young female vampire slayer. I can honestly say that while reading I didn’t once think about Buffy (or anything else). I was hooked from beginning to end and immediately ordered the other 4 books in the series. This book had all of the regency elements I love – tea, parties, dresses – and then the vampire aspect of paranormal. By the end of this book I had laughed (where do you hide a stake?) and cried (can’t tell you why without giving something away, but the ending was very emotional to me). I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
the book girl gives THE REST FALLS AWAY 5/5!
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