Vampire Addiction by Eva Pohler #Review
Posted by brriske
Teen Fantasy / YA Paranormal
Date Published: 12/27/2014
Publisher: Green Press / Eva Pohler
Some call them “tramps.” In Greek, they are called vrykolakas, or “vryks,” which sometimes gets translated to “freaks.” They are the vampires of Athens, created centuries ago by the Maenads. They live in caves beneath the acropolis, without economic resources and according to rules imposed on them by the Olympians. They are forbidden from turning humans into vampires, which happens when all of the blood is drained; however, they are allowed to drink from a willing mortal. Some mortals are willing because a vampire bite will infect the body for six hours, and, during that time, the mortal has the powers of flight, invisibility, strength, speed, x-ray vision, and mind control. Such great power can become irresistible, though dangerous and addicting to mortals.
As seventeen-year-old Gertie, studying abroad from New York, uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires.
Hector is a friend of the Angelis family, who attends the same school as Gertie. There is an attraction between them. Hector has a lot of secrets.
Jeno is the boy from the bus, they meet again while out sightseeing. Gertie is warned to stay away from him, he’s a tramp. He also has a lot of secrets.
Gertie loves her new family, feeling accepted and loved more here than with her parents in New York. She is torn between her feelings for Jeno and Hector. She is soon drawn into the dark side of Greece, the Greek myths are true and Greece is the birthplace of vampires.
Gertie is soon addicted to the bite of the vampire and all of the powers that go along with it, but still thinks she can do it just one more time.Her new life is soon torn out from under her, danger on all sides.
This is the first of a young adult series, filled with teenage angst, first love, betrayal, and possibly the start of an uprising of vampires against mortals. A good mixture of the vampire legends and Greek mythology.
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Eva Pohler is the Amazon bestselling author of The Mystery Book Collection and four series for young adults: The Gatekeeper’s Saga, The Gatekeeper’s Saga Spin-Off Series, The Purgatorium Series, and The Vampires of Athens. Her books have been described as “thrilling” and “addictive.” A Kirkus reviewer said of The Gatekeeper’s Sons that it was “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans.”
A reader herself, Eva writes in multiple genres, but all of her stories blur the line between reality and fantasy, truth and delusion, and draw from Eva’s personal philosophy that a reader must be lured and abducted into complete captivity in order to enjoy the reading experience.
To learn more about Eva, visit her website at http://www.evapohler.com.
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