I finished reading this book a couple of days ago (I’m now reading Sloane Crosley’s ‘I was told there’d be cake’) – and its excellent. It completely changes those old cliched Vampire stories and comes up with a character who doesn’t become enthralled by the apparent attractions of Vampirism. In fact, Vampirism isn’t seen as a particularly desirable state in this book, and the Vampires are not drop dead gorgeous as in Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer. I won’t say much more, except that, well, this is well worth it – brilliant story, heroine and an intriguing premise.

I particularly enjoyed that this book was set in some sort of reality quite unlike our own where magic is both a threat and an asset – to practice magic you have to have a license. On the back of the book it basically tells the first part of the story, that Sunshine (aka Rae) is kidnapped by Vampires and chained up in a room with another shackled Vampire. She works in a bakery creating some wonderful sounding sweet treats – Cinnamon buns, yum 🙂 At the risk of ruining the plot, I won’t say anything else – just go read it if you haven’t already!

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