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American Vampire (edition 2011)

by Jennifer Armintrout

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Title:American Vampire
Authors:Jennifer Armintrout
Info:Mira (2011), Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
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Dark & gritty, not the typical vampire novel out today. A frightening look at how dangerous a closed minded society can be. Graf MacDonald is a metro vampire, he dresses well and likes the city life. He is also rude, arrogant, uncaring, judgmental and easily irritated. He is traveling when he is caught in some kind of nightmare, being trapped in a town of simple country folk. A great beast keeps them afraid and separate from the rest of the world. He must hide what he is and deal with the drama around him while trying to escape. He asks "Does it rain white trash in this town ?" He stays with a young women, with enough drama in her life for a soap opera, She is untrusting and her past haunts her, Graf is not welcome. He has to fight with everything he has to stay alive with little hope of escape. Things get really ugly with the town folk. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
American Vampire --- one of those stories where NO ONE is quite the good guy, and there are a few bad guys...and yet you find yourself rooting for one of the not quite good/not quite baddies, just because....

I had fun reading this one. One of the reviews I read said there was little to distinguish this from other paranormal romances. I disagree.

The basics - Graf is a vampire. Graf is on his way to a party, looking forward to it. He has a kick-ass car but isn't so good on GPS, or finding his way around, and he's lost. So seeing it's getting close to dawn, decides to pull over at a gas station - even though it looks closed...might be a place to hide for the day. But what's this? he sees a light inside the building, so he investigates....

And comes across not only a monster, but a girl who's trying to hide from monster. He saves her and drives her home and finds out he's ended in in.....PENANCE, Ohio. A place people haven't been able to come in or out of for FIVE years. What are the odds?

Jessa (the girl) isn't too happy to have a guest, being stuck in a town for five years wreaks havoc on your supplies, etc....

So she's continuously trying to find a way to get rid of this guy, he's one bite away from "eating" her (for reals, needs to eat ....SOON) and on top of that the townspeople are weird...and not so great things begin to happen...

so...not your average love story. Both main characters have some flaws and character defects, one of them isn't very concerned with his....

Fun story, great dialogue and some weird ass shenanigans. I liked it. :) ( )
  Mardel | May 3, 2013 |
I read this book because of the author's recaps of "50 Shades of Grey" on her blog. Paranormal vampire romance is not my thing but this book was great. ( )
  matamgirl | Apr 3, 2013 |
Graf McDonald is a vampire. He is also stuck in a small town with people who haven’t been able to leave or have seen anyone new in five years, and they don’t like strangers. To make matters worse, there is a monster more powerful than he is somewhere in the woods.

When he first arrives in Penance, Ohio he meets Jessa. Graf saves her life and she takes him in before she knows what he is. Though they argue a lot, Jessa is the only one in the town that trusts him.

I could not put this book down. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been pulled into a story this much. If I did put the book down it wasn’t for long because it was all I could think about. I had to pick it back up and keep reading. I needed to know what was going to happen next.

The plot is fast-paced. The Writing is incredible and the characters are very real. Jennifer made being stuck in a small town with a vampire and a monster believable. I will definitely be reading more by this author. ( )
  TheBookHoarder | Jan 19, 2013 |
Graff McDonaldnever intended to end up in Penance, it wasn't part of the plan, the plan was to head for his sire, Sophie's, party and party hard. However Penance is cursed and he's stuck in it, there he finds Jessa who has been surviving in this town for the five years it has been cut off from the rest of the world as best as she can, they're attracted but can they survive the stress everyone is under.

I found it an interesting read, the characters were well-drawn and the situations believable (for certain limits of believability). I enjoyed the read, it kept me engaged. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jul 4, 2012 |
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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...--From back cover.… (more)

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