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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
Readers of The Amarant by Tricia Barr are invited into the world of teenage girl Crimson, who found out that her favorite character in a series of vampire novels is not just a fictional character: Nicholae is real and the books he pens are simply his real life experiences - but of course nobody would ever expect that. Apart from Crimson, that is. After some research and some time of cyber-stalking, Crimson gets the chance to meet her idol face to face. What she did not know was that she was not the only one stalking someone. People were watching her from the shadows. Vampires, to be precise, and not all of them are friendly. Crimson soon learns that she carries a special gene that could either lead to her death or to her becoming one of the most powerful beings on the planet.
I used to be a fan of the more classic vampire novels, e.g. the original Dracula and then the novels by Anne Rice. More recent vampire books usually do not pique my interest at all as vampires were turning into something rather ridiculous (glittering). So I was worried that I would not enjoy The Amarant by Tricia Barr - but the title intrigued me and the plot summary sounded interesting to me. I am glad I gave the book a chance because I finished reading it within just three days as it was just that enjoyable. It is an easy read, not overloaded with unnecessary side plots, not too complicated, but very well done and exciting. It is the first book in a series, and if you like vampires, this would be a series to get into. Crimson isn't quite your usual vampire girlfriend, and it'll be interesting to see how her story will develop.