Thursday, December 30, 2010
A Book Review - Tandem by Tracey Bateman
I received my book and was excited to get started reading while Abby took her afternoon bottle. After the 2nd chapter I had figured out it was a vampire novel. Bleh! I am not a big fan of vampire love stories, but I did love Anne Rice as a teenager so I decided to keep plowing ahead and hope for the best. After the 4th chapter I couldn't put it down.
Somehow the author manages to weave vampires, a saucy mystery, a romance (not with the vampires so much) and a little Christianity into one book. Tandem seems to be the 2nd book of a series (Thirsty being the first) but it can absolutely be read alone. I fell in love with the main character, struggling to find her own identity while caring for her ailing father. I empathized with the main vampire character even if she did appear to be a little stuck up at times. Several of the other characters surprised me, so I'm not giving away the story :)
If you want to read a little on your own you can see the first chapter HERE. Although I will try to choose my books selections more carefully in the future, this was a pleasant surprise.
DISCLAIMER *****I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.