Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pretty Dead

Francesca Lia Block's Pretty Dead takes the glamor and romance from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga and turns the quest for eternal life as a vampire, to a desire toward humanity. Charlotte Emerson has everything from wealth to beauty, but wants nothing more than to be human. Decades of loneliness and suffering from the death of her twin brother have left her pining for death and the chance to once again feel love. Her creator and fellow vampire offers her a chance, but with a sacrifice that involves the death of those around her. Mixed with poetry, dialogue, and letters the book is a quick read that spins the ideas we have been forming about the lifestyles of vampires after the rise in Twilight's popularity.

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