"fun vampire thriller"
Anna Strong and her partner David are bail enforcement
agents or bounty hunters as they are better known. One
night David goes into a bar to find John Donaldson who
skipped out on his bail bond. Donaldson is charged with
embezzlement and there is no history that he is violent yet
David is taking much too long to long to bring him to the
car where Anna is waiting. Donaldson walks out of the bar
and proceeds to attack Anna leaving her unconsciousness;
she awakens in the hospital cared for by Dr. Avery.
He tells her that Donaldson is a vampire and because they
exchanged blood, she is becoming one too. Although she
doesn't want to believe it, her fading reflection in the
mirror, her telepathic abilities and her increased night
vision convince her that she is indeed a vampire. In a
short period of time she begins a liaison with Avery,
searching for a kidnapped David and is almost killed by
vampire hunters, The Revengers. Avery wants her to use
mortals as food and turn her back on David, but she is
determined to find him even if it means putting her unlife
on the line.
More serious in tone than Charlaine Harris's Sookie
Stackhouse series and much less exotic than Anita Blake's
tales by Laurel K. Hamilton yet readers will love this good
vampire thriller that has so many surprise twists and
plenty of action. There is some humor in THE BECOMING
because an unknown being she dubs Casper communicates with
Anna and helps her in dangerous situations. He is a great
morale booster and readers will want to read more novels
just to find out who her guardian angel is.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007