The Vampire Agape series of young adult books by Georgia Cates is for fans of the Twilight series who...well, who want more Twilight. Curry Brennan, a self-loathing vampire, falls into requited love with Chansey Leclaire, a mortal, and all the usual thirsts and problems apply. The choice of Curry as narrator is, perhaps, distinguishing.
Performed by Tad Branson in a near-monotone that must be meant to invoke the vampire’s detachment from human life, Blood Jewel, the second book in a proposed trilogy, follows the lovers to a compound in Savannah, Georgia, where they are on the run from the evil vampire-maker, Marsala. Trouble finds them, of course, and draws them into a vampire cult. Will the cult be strong enough to prevent a Book Three?
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...
When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.
Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry, or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?
As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?
Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
©2012 Georgia Cates (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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