Waiting on Wednesday is held over at Breaking the Spine, and it highlights the books bloggers are hanging out for. This week, my choice is: The Unattractive Vampire
There is so much goodness about An Unattractive Vampire as it undermines everything we’ve gotten used to about vampires from Whedon to Twilight — and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Buffy and Angel, but this goodness is just the best:
Thought vampires were dead? Well of course they are, but Jim McDoniel proves that don’t have to be boring. Or sparkly.” Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, “Sword & Laser” Jim McDoniel s debut novel, “An Unattractive Vampire,” is a darkly comic urban fantasy of ancient horrors in suburban cities. After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric Bile also known as the Cursed One, the Devil s Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering Horrors awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Apparently he s just too ugly modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good. Determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, Yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or, at the very least, murder the person responsible. With the help of pert vampire-wannabe Amanda; Simon, the eight-year-old reincarnation of his greatest foe; and a cadre of ancient and ugly horrors, Yulric prepares to battle the glamorous undead. But who will win the right to determine, once and for all, what it truly means to be a vampire?
An ugly vampire? A vampire who believes his kind should not be good? LMAO. OMG, this is awesome! What do you think?