As she develops various unusual symptoms, 16 year old Scarlet Paine must come to terms with the fact that she is becoming a vampire. Her mother Caitlin went through the same experience many years ago, but her memories of the old days are clouded and she only has an old journal to help her remember. Is it possible that Scarlet is the only hope for the survival of the vampire race?
The idea of vampirism serving as a counterpoint to puberty isn’t particularly new, but Resurrected (Book #1 of the Vampire Legacy) is helped by some strong writing and great characterisation. Scarlet and her mother are well-defined and help to give this story the kind of emotional centre that is often missing from paranormal novels these days.
Of course, there are romantic stirrings in Scarlet’s heart, and a pair of local guys who cause seemingly endless complications. In a way, I felt that I wanted less of the story with Blake and Sage, and more time focused on Scarlet and Caitlin. It’s their stories that really set this book out from the crowd.
Star rating for Resurrected (Book #1 of the Vampire Legacy): 3½ stars.
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