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…
American Vampire combines my favorite paranormal creatures with an interesting take on magic and creates a unique tale that surprises and entertains.
For some reason, the town of Penance, Ohio gets cut off from the rest of the world. Occasionally, someone’s lucky enough to escape, but not often, and sometimes people straggle in only to discover they can’t leave.
Along comes Graf, a vampire who was simply trying to get to a party, but instead, stumbles into Penance and gets sucked into the small town drama. He starts out by rescuing Jessa from the local monster. Having done his good deed, he tries to find his way out only to discover there is no way out of Penance. In order to leave, he must discover why the town has remained isolated. Something easier said than done.
Jennifer Armintrout has really given us a one of a kind story here. For once, I had no inkling of what to anticipate or how the story would end, and resorted to reading faster than normal (which is fairly fast anyway) just to find out what happened. American Vampire is part paranormal love story, part mystery, part thriller and totally entertaining. You won’t believe the ending because it’s so unexpected yet so logical. Graf is such a hunk that it’s definitely a book for vampire lovers.