Published by Spirit & Intent on January 20, 2016
Genres: Coming of Age, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult Fiction
Living in Harrowstone means you either follow the rules—or risk exile to the outside world. Rowen is the healer’s apprentice. The rules have never bothered her—until a vampire attacks her community and hurts one of the people she cares about most.
Suddenly, Rowen is forced to make a life-altering decision—hunt the vampire or let her best friend die.
But hunting a vampire isn’t as easy as it sounds and soon enough, Rowen finds herself needing help. Enter Cruz, wealthy businessman and vampire overlord of the City of Brantwood. He’s the only person powerful enough to help Rowen save her friend and naturally—his help comes at a price.
Will Rowen agree to pay it? And what will her decision cost her?
Inspired by legends, Sara General imagines a magical world with First Nation vampires divided by a wall. One side is Harrowstone, a close-knit community with a strict protocol which all members must adhere to, and on the other is the modern, busy life of outsiders. The Vampire Skeleton follows the story of Rowan, a girl soon caught between the two vastly different worlds after a vampire harms her friend. Her mission: kill the vampire in order to save her friend’s life. What she finds beyond the wall of Harrowstone complicates everything. She may even have to trust one of those deadly creatures.
The concept behind The Vampire Skeleton is unique. I enjoyed Rowan as a character. She’s grown a lot towards the end of the book. What I especially liked was how she handled the critique against her culture and how she defended it. She was aware of the unfairness of the protocol but pointed out that the people on the other side had their own problems as well. I also liked the dynamic between Rowan and Cruz. I’m curious to see where that will go.
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