Upon hearing that Melabeth was out once again, I was absolutely overjoyed. The last time around, I had grown awfully fond of the teenage vampire and her family, and I immediately sought out my first copy so I could refamiliarize myself with the plotline. If you’re like me, you might want to do the same. However, if you don’t have the time to re-read it, it’s the story of young Melanie Dare who was turned into a vampire in order to save her. She decides to seek revenge for her death, and meets many along the way such as the necromancer David. The first book focuses on Devon, the one who filmed her death. I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone reading it still, but there’s a lot that happens and you’ll be on the edge of your seat the whole time.
The next book… Well I’m blown away. This book has shown so much improvement from the first, breaking the stereotype that sequels aren’t as good as the original. E.B. Hood, I applaud you sir. This writing was very original and creative, and you very much broke the mold. This next chapter in Melabeth’s journey was something I couldn’t put down. It was a wonderful balance of tears, joy, and personally I loved the character development. She starts to show more of her humanity in this book, which was beautifully executed with the clever plot mechanic that Hood included. She is not the only one however, for we learn much more about the Whites, and David’s actions are very much unexpected, and this is very refreshing amongst books these days. The ending though, I had to re-read it because I couldn’t believe what had just happened.
I’m absolutely thrilled with this section of the trilogy, and I didn’t think I could fall in love with it anymore. Looks like I’ve been proven wrong. Hood, I cannot wait for the third. I’m positive it’ll be just as wonderful, if not more so, as the first two have been.
Thanks E.B. Hood. Keep it coming!
Search here for Melabeth to find more of our posts on the story and an interview with the author.