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Continuing his fusion of New York youth cultures with a fresh take on vampirism, McQuain embraces the apogee of music for blood drinking in plain sight Goth.This novel is the second in the New York Vampire series Ineffable mysteries of the first volume might be unveiled beyond this point.Having, barely, survived Gilles attack, Christian is whisked to receive training in both mortal and vampiric skills Training that, if he is lucky, might make him useful enough that the rulers of vampiric society don t have him put down out of hand And, perhaps worse, if he does prove he has value, he might become an equal threat to his friends as his deranged creator.As in AMYM The Mamluk Who Defied Death , the centre of this story is about the transition from happen to have been turned to useful vampiric tool However, unlike Amyn, Chris was not already a warrior and leader when turned thus both the skills he needs to learn and his instinctive reactions to intensive training are different Therefore, readers familiar with Amyn s story will find a fresh perspective on early vampirism that expands McQuain s mythology rather than any significant duplication.McQuain s narrative style continues to be heavy on exposition, both on the eponymous culture and the streets of New York While this is for the most part interesting, some readers might find the occasional listing of which roads a character walks along and other factoids distract from the plot Fortunately, these are few enough and mild enough that the novel overall remains fast paced.Where the first volume was set against the New York punk scene, this one occurs as the first wave of Goth is surging into clubs While McQuain maintains his detailed focus on the real world music and scene, he also makes use of the vampire tropes that exist in Goth, fusing the musical history side of the bookclosely with the plot than in NYV Punk.While McQuain sometimes shifts the camera between characters within a scene, both the scenes and the majority of viewpoints within them are divided between Chris, Gilles, and Pet a girl Gilles has saved to be his servant, whose former identity readers might well guess relatively swiftly However, unlike the psychic echoing of current events that blurred the line between Chris and Gilles in the first volume, the overt mental overlap in this book provides scenes from Gilles past in other countries This both provides insight into Gilles and the history of McQuain s world, and increases the tension by denying Chris even scant clues as to his creator s schemes or location.While this novel leaves a number of broader threads hanging, the arc from accidental turnee to tolerated vampire is concluded in a satisfying fashion, making it unlikely readers will feel they have been left halfway through a story Similarly, although some nuances might be missed, the major threads of the book do not require familiarity with the previous volume, making this a reasonable entry point into the series.Chris remains a sympathetic protagonist While his youthful rebelliousness continues, he remains aware of the immense danger he faces if he doesn t conform as such he comes across as someone plausibly struggling to adjust to what was forced on him rather than someone who is selfish or contrary for the sake of it.The supporting cast, both new and returning, are an interesting dichotomy of formal ancient hierarchy and punky individualism, bolstering the contrast between what Chris human side is and what vampire society expects him to become However, the characters arethan stereotypes deployed to symbolise his challenges, each possessing a mix of interests and flaws that provide nuances of perspective on each camp.Overall, I enjoyed this novel greatly I recommend it to readers seeking a grungy urban vampire tale.I received a free copy from the author with no request to review. Blood Stains Don T Show On Black Being Friends With A Vampire Can Be Hazardous To Your Health That S What Christian S Tribe Of New York City Street Punks Has Been Finding Out The Hard Way Ever Since His Transformation, The People Who Get Close To Him Have Been Dropping Like Flies At The Hands Of The Fiend That Infected Him His Girlfriend Cara Was Dead And His Roommate Rachel Lay Grievously Wounded As He Headed Towards An Uncertain And Perilous FutureNow He Must Quickly Learn To Defend Himself If He Is Going To Face The Chord And Find A Place In Vampire Society Fortunately, He Has His Sword Wielding Mentor Amym And A Beautiful Gothic Exotic Dancer Named Joyce, To Help Guide Him He s done it again Another book that drags you along for the ride Characters that you love or love to hate A million questions that, as soon as they re answered, lead to a millionI love and hate being left on the edge of my seat the way each book in this series seems to leave me I can t wait to see where the next installment takes me. Disclaimer I was financially compensated for this review All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and or its affiliates in any way.Ever since Christian s transformation, the ones that get close to him are dying one after another His girlfriend Cara was dead and Rachel was grievously wounded Now it is his task to learn how to defend himself and figure himself out since he is now a vampire With the help of his sword wielding mentor Amym and a beautiful dancer named Joyce, it might be easier for him as they help guide him with his new life.Christian, who s called Chris most of the time in the book, is a three dimensional character His reactions to the drastic changes in his life are reasonable In the beginning, he appears to be disrespectful and spoiled He does what he wants and does not think about what others have done for him, but over time, he learns what he should prioritize first and what should be last For full review sammiereadsbook.wordpress.com 2019 02 In the continuing story of Christian Chris Lecl res, the East Texas boy turned by a rogue vampire, we follow his transformation from a denizen of the streets of New York to the poster boy of the Goth scene The story of the rogue vampire, Gilles de Montncy Laval, is also steadily revealed in flashbacks until his timeline meets up with the current action Characters from the previous novel make appearances throughout as well as the introduction of new and interesting ones.This book has a lot of exposition but it is intermingled with action and resolution of issues from book one As a caution, although these books have a young vibe this second installment contains explicit sex scenes and some depictions of pretty graphic torture not to mention the vampire violence, blood, and gore Just saying, it s not for the faint of heart nor the kiddies NYV Goth was a very good story and it sets up situations for future books that I will be looking to read. Another Strong addition to this series After I remind myself as I read along that Christian is a 15ish year old kid some of the things he does makessense It s nice to see the development of Christian into afocused young adult I love Amym As an adult reading this series, he is the one who really gets my attention The writing matures nicely as does the story line Looking forward to the next one Book Reaction Continuing his fusion of New York youth cultures with a fresh take on vampirism, McQuain embraces the apogee of music for blood drinking in plain sight Goth.This novel is the second in the New York Vampire series Ineffable mysteries of the first volume might be unveiled beyond this point.Having, barely, survived Gilles attack, Christian is whisked to receive training in both mortal and vampiric skills Training that, if he is lucky, might make him useful enough that the rulers of vampiric society don t have him put down out of hand And, perhaps worse, if he does prove he has value, he might become an equal threat to his friends as his deranged creator.As in AMYM The Mamluk Who Defied Death , the centre of this story is about the transition from happen to have been turned to useful vampiric tool However, unlike Amyn, Chris was not already a warrior and leader when turned thus both the skills he needs to learn and his instinctive reactions to intensive training are different Therefore, readers familiar with Amyn s story will find a fresh perspective on early vampirism that expands McQuain s mythology rather than any significant duplication.McQuain s narrative style continues to be heavy on exposition, both on the eponymous culture and the streets of New York While this is for the most part interesting, some readers might find the occasional listing of which roads a character walks along and other factoids distract from the plot Fortunately, these are few enough and mild enough that the novel overall remains fast paced.Where the first volume was set against the New York punk scene, this one occurs as the first wave of Goth is surging into clubs While McQuain maintains his detailed focus on the real world music and scene, he also makes use of the vampire tropes that exist in Goth, fusing the musical history side of the bookclosely with the plot than in NYV Punk.While McQuain sometimes shifts the camera between characters within a scene, both the scenes and the majority of viewpoints within them are divided between Chris, Gilles, and Pet a girl Gilles has saved to be his servant, whose former identity readers might well guess relatively swiftly However, unlike the psychic echoing of current events that blurred the line between Chris and Gilles in the first volume, the overt mental overlap in this book provides scenes from Gilles past in other countries This both provides insight into Gilles and the history of McQuain s world, and increases the tension by denying Chris even scant clues as to his creator s schemes or location.While this novel leaves a number of broader threads hanging, the arc from accidental turnee to tolerated vampire is concluded in a satisfying fashion, making it unlikely readers will feel they have been left halfway through a story Similarly, although some nuances might be missed, the major threads of the book do not require familiarity with the previous volume, making this a reasonable entry point into the series.Chris remains a sympathetic protagonist While his youthful rebelliousness continues, he remains aware of the immense danger he faces if he doesn t conform as such he comes across as someone plausibly struggling to adjust to what was forced on him rather than someone who is selfish or contrary for the sake of it.The supporting cast, both new and returning, are an interesting dichotomy of formal ancient hierarchy and punky individualism, bolstering the contrast between what Chris human side is and what vampire society expects him to become However, the characters arethan stereotypes deployed to symbolise his challenges, each possessing a mix of interests and flaws that provide nuances of perspective on each camp.Overall, I enjoyed this novel greatly I recommend it to readers seeking a grungy urban vampire tale.I received a free copy from the author with no request to review. Blood Stains Don T Show On Black Being Friends With A Vampire Can Be Hazardous To Your Health That S What Christian S Tribe Of New York City Street Punks Has Been Finding Out The Hard Way Ever Since His Transformation, The People Who Get Close To Him Have Been Dropping Like Flies At The Hands Of The Fiend That Infected Him His Girlfriend Cara Was Dead And His Roommate Rachel Lay Grievously Wounded As He Headed Towards An Uncertain And Perilous FutureNow He Must Quickly Learn To Defend Himself If He Is Going To Face The Chord And Find A Place In Vampire Society Fortunately, He Has His Sword Wielding Mentor Amym And A Beautiful Gothic Exotic Dancer Named Joyce, To Help Guide Him He s done it again Another book that drags you along for the ride Characters that you love or love to hate A million questions that, as soon as they re answered, lead to a millionI love and hate being left on the edge of my seat the way each book in this series seems to leave me I can t wait to see where the next installment takes me. Disclaimer I was financially compensated for this review All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and or its affiliates in any way.Ever since Christian s transformation, the ones that get close to him are dying one after another His girlfriend Cara was dead and Rachel was grievously wounded Now it is his task to learn how to defend himself and figure himself out since he is now a vampire With the help of his sword wielding mentor Amym and a beautiful dancer named Joyce, it might be easier for him as they help guide him with his new life.Christian, who s called Chris most of the time in the book, is a three dimensional character His reactions to the drastic changes in his life are reasonable In the beginning, he appears to be disrespectful and spoiled He does what he wants and does not think about what others have done for him, but over time, he learns what he should prioritize first and what should be last For full review sammiereadsbook.wordpress.com 2019 02 In the continuing story of Christian Chris Lecl res, the East Texas boy turned by a rogue vampire, we follow his transformation from a denizen of the streets of New York to the poster boy of the Goth scene The story of the rogue vampire, Gilles de Montncy Laval, is also steadily revealed in flashbacks until his timeline meets up with the current action Characters from the previous novel make appearances throughout as well as the introduction of new and interesting ones.This book has a lot of exposition but it is intermingled with action and resolution of issues from book one As a caution, although these books have a young vibe this second installment contains explicit sex scenes and some depictions of pretty graphic torture not to mention the vampire violence, blood, and gore Just saying, it s not for the faint of heart nor the kiddies NYV Goth was a very good story and it sets up situations for future books that I will be looking to read. Another Strong addition to this series After I remind myself as I read along that Christian is a 15ish year old kid some of the things he does makessense It s nice to see the development of Christian into afocused young adult I love Amym As an adult reading this series, he is the one who really gets my attention The writing matures nicely as does the story line Looking forward to the next one Book Reaction

  • Kindle Edition
  • 315 pages
  • NYV (New York Vampire #2)
  • K.D. McQuain
  • English
  • 11 January 2018

About the Author: K.D. McQuain

KD McQuain grew up in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan s Lower East Side He became involved in the Punk scene in the spring of 1985 and always kept a dog eared paperback in the cargo pocket of his fatigues KD graduated from the Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music Art and Performing Arts and received his BFA in sculpture He worked in the neon industry for several years