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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-16 06:45 pm

[ SECRET POST #3725 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3725 ⌋

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(Eowyn from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)


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(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Not sure what you're looking for, but recently i read two vampire-related books i really liked, so it's reccing time??

The Lesser Dead is about a bunch of vamps living in the New York subways during the mid 70s (they find a small group of vampire kids and, without spoiling anything, things get ugly). (written in first-person, our narrator is a 14 year old looking vampire who was turned 40 years ago.) Some find the plot a bit slow to start, but personnally i didn't mind: the characters are fun, they have kind of a weird ragtag family vibe. :D

The Fifth House of the Heart is basically about an old antique dealer and his ragtag group of thieves who have a run-in with some scary monster vampires. More action-y with an emphasis on adventure, especially during the flashbacks! (this one uses third person narration)

For context, i'm not into the whole sexy suave vampire trope, so none of those books really have that sort of thing. The Lesser Dead's vampires are mostly, well, random people who happen to be vampires (they're terrible people, but, y'know, still just people), while the ones from The Fifth House are... well, they kinda fall into the "sexy vampire" category, but the book doesn't dwell that much on it. (except for that moment where the female vampire attempts to charm our main character, who turns out doesn't care because he's... just not into ladies, lady.)

(not but seriously, the main character from Fifth House is amazing. Snarky cowardly old gay dude. He's whiny as hell but i love him with all my heart.)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-16 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Note about The Lesser Dead : The author, Christopher Buehlman, wrote another vampire book called The Suicide Motor Club, which has a bunch of scary biker vamps in the 80s. Main character is a religious mom who go after them after they killed her son. In my opinion it's sadly a lot less cool than it sounds. i find Buehlman to be very hit or miss with his female character, and he didn't do so great there. The female characters from The Lesser Dead were handled much better.