“Ellen hasn’t seen Andy for years – and the transformation is incredible.
He’s tall, with high cheekbones and tousled hair. If Ellen was normal, she’d have a massive crush on him. But Ellen is dying.
Her illness is a mystery. It’s as if all the strength is slowly being sucked from her.
What dark force is reaching out to claim her, draining her lifeblood away?”
Ellen has a mystery illness and is staying at her grandmothers house so that she is nearer the hospital. In the attic she discovers some diaries written by her great-great-grandmother (also named Ellen) and reading them leads to some frightening revelations.
It took a while for me to get into this story and even when I did I wasn’t blown away, for me this book just didn’t have the wow factor. However, I did enjoy the diary entries, they were well written and I found I was more interested in the Ellen from the diaries than the modern day Ellen.
The whole story had a dark feel to it and was like a puzzle that needed piecing together. As I read through the book there were things that I couldn’t quite understand and had to try to figure out what they meant. The vampires in this story are the traditional, scary kind of vampires and I’ll be honest I did have a nightmare about them the night I finished this book!
This is a short, dark vampire story, I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either.