Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reveiw: American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout

American Vampire by JenniferArmintrout
(Netgalley book)

Amazon product description:
Buried in the Heartland is a town that no one enters or leaves. Graf McDonald somehow becomes its first visitor in more than five years…and he was only looking for a good party. Unfortunately, Penance, Ohio, is not that place. And after having been isolated for so long, they do not like strangers at all.
Jessa's the only one to even remotely trust him, and she's desperate for the kind of protection that only a vampire like Graf can provide. Supplies are low, the locals are ornery for a sacrifice and there's a monster more powerful than Graf lurking in the woods. New men are hard to come by in this lonesome town, and this handsome stranger might be Jessa's only hope for salvation.
Even if she has to die first…

My thoughts:
Great read!  I love Jennifer Armintrout's books and this one did not disappoint!  Certainly a worthy read!!!
The characters are fantastic!  
Graf - - the bad guy/good guy that every story needs.  He is just a bit selfish too, which gives him a hard edge.
Jessa - - tough girl with an I don't need you/you don't scare me attitude that makes you love her.
The townspeople - all sorts of crazy.
I was torn between wanting Graf to stay in Penance forever and wanting him and Jessa to escape together.  Won't tell you what happens!  
The monster trapping the town was terrifying and the idea behind how it came to be, more so.  
The story was thrilling, the plot was twisty and intriguing.  It was a whole new idea to the vampire story as a whole.  I enjoyed the growth of Graf and Jessa as they learned more about each other and themselves.  I would recommend it to others and will be looking for more from Jennifer Armintrout!