Book Review – Gleaming White
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Author: Terra Harmony
Never staying in one place for any period of time, Isabelle travels with her mother staying one step ahead of the evil that stalks them. Generations of her family have been plagued not only with a unique disease, but because of it, her kind are made irresistible to those that had taken her sister – Gabriella – whose death years earlier still haunts Isabelle. Her hope is to not suffer the same fate. All is well until one night Isabelle finds herself surrounded by a gang of young vampires. Just before they are about to strike, an Elder vampire – Xavier – saves her from the pack. Their shared attraction is immediate, unquenchable, and dangerous as both face a future that could destroy both of them.
Terra Harmony’s, “Gleaming White” is a short quick read. Another offering in the vampire genre, this novel is a little more adult than most of its young adult contemporaries given its more intimate passages. I was a bit frustrated with Isabelle’s somewhat helpless “fatal attraction” to Xavier, but I did, none-the-less enjoy Harmony’s take on the vampire elders and their responsibility for humanity. I also enjoyed the interesting and engaging backstory of Isabelle’s family as well as the events which caused her sister’s demise.
Gleaming White is a good read and at only $0.99 is quite a bargain. Harmony’s writing and characters are engaging and the twist at the end gives readers a nice satisfying treat.
Note: A complementary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.