"Cute YA paranormal romance"
Oregonian teenager Francesca only wants to be normal, but
that is difficult when you are six feet tall, bigger than
most males in the school, and can read minds by touching
objects. Making it more difficult to be a norm is her
recently divorced mother, a witch who has dragged Fran to
Hungary on a traveling show tour filled with freaks and
Fran is almost run over by a motorcycle. The driver is a
hunk who is actually taller than her, which is what freaks
her out. She does not blink when she learns he is Benedikt
Czerny, a Czech Moravian Dark One over three centuries old.
As she suffers from a crush over the geriatric vampire who
does not look a day over his early twenties, he believes
she is the one who will save his soul. Of course when it
comes to battling a demon, Benedikt thinks Fran and his
sister should stay home while he fights alone; he obviously
does not understand an American Amazonian princess who is
prepared to kick demon butt and his if necessary between
The cast whether they are normals, supernatural, or hybrid
in-betweeners seem genuine so that the audience receives a
delightful young adult fantasy. The story line grips the
audience from the moment a lamenting Fran, the poster girl
for teen angst, meets Benedikt, the centerfold of vampires;
and never slows down until the final altercation with the
demon that will open the Moravian's eyes (not his fangs).
Fans will appreciate this fine amusing yet suspenseful tale
of vampires, witches, and demons, oh my.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted December 31, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 17, 2007
I used to think all I wanted was to have a normal life. You know, where I could be one of the crowd and blend in, so no one would know just how different I am. But now I'm stuck in the middle of Hungary with my mom, working for a traveling fair with my psychics, magicians, and other really weird people, and somehow, blending in with this crowd doesn't look so good.
Fortunately, there's Benedikt. Yeah, he may be a vampire, but he has a motorcycle, he likes the mysterious horse I suddenly acquired, and best of all, he doesn't think I'm the leasy bit freaky. So I'm supposed to redeem his soul -- if his kisses are anything to go by, my new life may not be quite as bad as I imagined.