Sire by Thomas Galvin
Author: Thomas Galvin
Series: The Vampire of St. Troy #1
Release Date: October 31, 2011
Dates Read: December 20-24, 2011
It’s Caitlin’s first night in St. Troy. Her first night at college. Her first night away from home. There are two great girls in her suite, and two cute guys across the hall.
And two vampires fighting over her. Now she’s all alone, locked up in an empty room in a monster’s mansion. And there are screams coming from outside the door …
Sire is the first book in the new Vampires of St. Troy series, which blends horror, action and romance into a bloody tale that will have you turning pages until the sun comes up.
I know Thomas Galvin from his blog featuring hilarious recaps of episodes of vampire shows, including two of my favorite shows, Vampire Diaries and True Blood. His sense of humor is also apparent in this book (and the mini-recaps he has been doing for his online Sire Book Club). It is also a treat to see elements in his vampire novel that he has commented on or made fun of in his past recaps. Overall, I found the book to be entertaining. I like the cold open of the book, I like the characters, I like the premise of a vampire town that collects pretty humans, I like the conflict, I like the derisive remarks about Twilight that pepper the dialogue. One of the only things I didn’t like about the book was what a cliffhanger it ended on. But that just leaves me waiting, rather impatiently, wanting for more.