Jennifer Ann Shore has brightened my love of vampire novels in Metallic Red. The story that Jennifer tells is intriguing. It appeals to my sense of being an adult before you are ready.
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- Title: Metallic Red
- Author: Jennifer Ann Shore
- Publisher: Independent on July 15, 2020
- Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
- Pages: 256
- Format: Kindle e-Book
- Rating: 5/5
Many thanks to Jennifer Ann Shore for gifting me a free copy of Metallic Red in exchange for an honest review.
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Synopsis of Metallic Red
Mina Byron wants to be just like every other high school senior, but as one of the only half-human, half-vampires in existence, she’s far from normal.
After having the first eighteen years of her life dictated by whatever is best for the vampires around her, she wants to embrace her humanity.
When her uncle, the vampire King of Appalachia, agrees to send her to a private high school and integrate into the culture of the living and breathing, it’s not without sacrifice on her part. As she attempts to find herself, love, and friendship in the human world, she has to reconcile the future he has planned for her in the vampire one.Goodreads
Mina is a teenage half-vampire/half-human creature. She is well-versed in her vampire tendencies but wants to know more about her human side.
So, off to a human high school, she goes. She makes a lot of new friends and enemies. My heart grew when she became acquainted with Charlie, though. He is perfect boyfriend material.
Unfortunately, Mina must face reality and go back to her vampire world. She is the only heir to the throne of the Appalachian vampire sect. Her uncle Derrick is quite ill and will not live long, and Mina must make the hard choice to take over her place as Queen.
I enjoyed this story, but I was forlorn when Mina had to make hard choices. The story that Jennifer gave me was not the one I wanted, but the only one that made sense in Mina’s world.
I am thrilled to award Metallic Red a full 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book to anyone who loves vampire stories. This one is a bit light, yet has its dark moments too. Everyone will find it delightful.