Saturday, January 30, 2010

Review - Cat the Vamp

Title - Cat the Vamp
Author - Christina Martine
- Young Adult
As a child, Catherine Taylor never understood why her parents were so secretive and distant. After the death of her grandmother, Cat’s parents take her to a mysterious castle called Blacklune. They explain to her that they, and she, are vampires, part of a hidden community co-existing with humans. Now that she’s of age, Cat will be initiated into the community and undergo a period of training in its methods and morals, along with several other vampire students her own age.
At Blacklune, Cat meets a young man who had appeared to her in dreams, Morgan. She and Morgan form an instant bond, but success with their vampire lessons doesn’t come so easily. Tempted by the lure of blood and the powers they now have, Cat and Morgan push the limits over and over, ignoring the concerns of their classmates and the scolding of their teacher, River. As they become ever more reckless, Cat and Morgan risk going too far. It’s only when serious harm comes to someone else that they realize they have to control themselves--and it may be too late.
Cat the Vamp was darker then your average YA vampire novel. Catherine and her friends (alex, kevin, morgan, etc..) are all vampires, going to Blacklune for training. They form a club called "Animal Kingdom" there they cut themselves and drink each others blood, drinking anothers blood is like a high, everything becomes sharper, more intense and this leads Cat and Morgan to do very reckless things. During Cat the Vamp (a short read by the way, about 224 pages) We see how one struggles with addiction (blood cravings) and love.
Cat The Vamp has a moderate amount of swearing and sexual content as well. Morgan and Cats relationship could get rather annoying after a while, Cat continuosly goes on about how she has Morgan so everything is alright, and it did not seem to be very real at points, it seemed almost too good to be true. This does not deter from the book however.
There will be a sequal to Cat the Vamp, when I dont know, but if you want to read a vampire novel that portrays vampires not as they are in myth (these vampires dont burst in sun, they can see thier reflections..) and deals with some aspects of teenage addictions then this is a good book for you.


Post a Comment