The Vampire Girl in London

Romance - Paranormal
296 Pages
Reviewed on 06/10/2016
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Author Biography

Richard Arbib was born in New York City, earned a master’s degree in English and creative writing at San Francisco State University, taught English in Vietnam, and composition and literature to college students in Nevada. He has had short fiction published in the Mensa Bulletin and articles published in Integra—The Journal of Intertel.
His paranormal romance novel, The Vampire Girl Next Door, was a Finalist in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and named a Notable Book Page-Turner in the 2014 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition. The sequel, The Vampire Girl in London, was named a Notable Book Page-Turner in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

The Vampire Girl in London by Richard Arbib begins with lovers Sylvia Martin and Mark Sheridan on a jet bound for London, leaving San Francisco behind. The narrative is maintained in first person POV as we follow their journey through Mark’s perspective. He is still mulling over his whirlwind adventures since he met Sylvia and how his life has drastically changed. Still, it’s evident that he is deeply in love with her.

The narrative provides us with an easy read. Just like its predecessor, The Vampire Girl Next Door, Arbib gives us thrilling action scenes early on in this sequel as Sylvia and Mark’s jet is hijacked by terrorists. New, interesting and eccentric characters are introduced as we meet Sylvia’s vampire friends and enemies. Even though it is a sequel, The Vampire Girl in London is definitely solid as a standalone. For readers who have already read Arbib’s first book in this series, there are more intriguing details to be discovered about Sylvia’s past and her vampirism.

I find the subject of Satanism is more prevalent here, so any religiously sensitive readers might be irked. That said, it’s just a part of a fictional, supernatural story and should be read as it is and nothing more. There’s a mystery to be solved as the vampires are trying to find a hidden enemy hell bent on destroying them. In a nutshell, The Vampire Girl in London would satisfy supernatural fans and I’m once again entertained by Arbib’s fascinating couple, Sylvia and Mark.