Yesterday's Daughter by Sallie Lundy-Frommer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yesterday’s Daughter by Sallie Lundy-Frommer
Not quite sure what to expect of this novel, I found myself pleasantly surprised. The author takes a somewhat different view of vampires, and sets them (and their hunters) in a contemporary society which could easily pass for our own reality. What is unusual and different in this case is that these particular vampires are a species, sometimes solitary, sometimes living among humankind; have a religion (monotheistic at that), have a priestly sect, practice rituals (arranged marriages in some cases, etc.). But also these likable vampires (who do NOT live on human blood) are hunted by an “evil” group which on the one hand decries the vampires as beastly; and on the other hand, themselves abduct the vampires whenever possible and drain their blood to consume for themselves to extend life spans.
Grace, a charming protagonist, grew up in foster care, not remembering her life before a certain age, when she was discovered living on the streets. She took online schooling to become a morgue technician, and is considered a valuable and intuitive worker. Of course, some consider her insistence on working only night shifts odd, but it is not until the arrival of a new Chief of Staff at the hospital, Dr. Shelton, that she is put in the position of being the object of intense attention. Simultaneously she is introduced to the vampire culture, via the appearance of Malachi, the man to whom as a toddler she was pledged by the vampire priestly sect, the Shotar.
“Yesterday’s Daughter” is an enjoyable and enticing read for any fans of Paranormal and Paranormal Romance.
This copy was provided to me by Books4Tomorrow in exchange for my fair, honest, and authentic review.
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