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Publisher's Summary

Is it love or addiction? 

Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan, the only child of one of the wealthiest couples in America, is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens against her will. Her parents just want to get rid of her, and she knows it. Although she has no friends (her private schoolmates all seem fake), she sees no point in making any new ones on her trip, since she'll only be visiting for one school year. Despite her efforts to remain aloof and in the world of her books, she falls in love with her boisterous and affectionate host family, as they do her. 

But the city of Athens has secrets. 

Her host family calls them "tramps." In Greek, they are called vrykolakas, or "vryks," which sometimes gets translated to "freaks." They are the vampires of Athens, created centuries ago by the Maenads. They live in caves beneath the acropolis without economic resources and according to rules imposed on them by the Olympians. First and foremost, they are forbidden from turning humans into vampires. The human will not turn unless all of the blood is drained, so a vampire is allowed to drink up to one pint per month from a willing mortal. Some mortals are willing because a vampire bite will infect the body for six hours, and during that time, the mortal has the powers of the vampire: flight, invisibility, strength, speed, x-ray vision, and mind control. Such great power can become irresistible, though dangerous and addicting to mortals....

As Gertie uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she is drawn to the beauty and deep thoughts of a boy she first met on the bus into Athens - Jeno. Her host family and another boy she later learns is a demigod warn her to stay away from him, but her curiosity gets the best of her and she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires.

©2014, 2020 Eva Pohler (P)2020 Eva Pohler

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4/5 Stars Vampire Addiction by Eva Pohler

Narrated by Racquel Armandpour

Summary:

A rich girl who doesn’t think her parents love her goes to Athens to stay with a family. She asks a hot vampire to bite her and take a little blood so she can receive the temporary superpowers


Additional Comments:

- The main character: Gerty kind of just wants to fit in but keeps screwing things up and making it worse.

- Plot: Runs the line between general teen drama (love triangle) and mini-mystery (why is the little girl silent?).

- Vampire stories always have their own brand of ridiculousness. You either embrace that or have a bad time.

- This one weaves in a love of mythology.

- Worldbuilding is decent: These vampires are somewhere in between sparkles-in-sunlight and will-rip-your-face-off.

- Not much Closure: It might as well have a big “to be continued” sign on it. If you intend to read the rest of the series, that’s no problem. If you’re looking for self-contained completeness, this probably isn’t the right book for you.

- The performance was pretty good. I would listen to the narrator again.

Conclusion:

If you enjoy vampire stories, it’s a decent one to check out.

*I received a free copy from the author or narrator. I have chosen to leave a review. This is my honest opinion.

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Fast paced with lots of Greek mythology

This book kept me on my toes. It was fast paced. There was a lot of Greek mythology in it. I loved how this was woven throughout the story along with Gertie arriving in Greece. I liked the characters but sort of wish we had more focus eon each. Gertie was sometimes a pain. But I liked her most of them time. I was equally drawn to Hector and Jeno. Maybe it will be reverse harem kind of thing lol. I’m not sure why but Phoebe got on my nerves so had. I wanted to shake her. But I can see why she is like she is now. The ending was amazing. It’s sort of a Cliff hanger which sucked. But I didn’t see the ending coming. This wil
Be a big thing for book two.

The narration is ok for the audiobook. She’s not the best but not too bad. Her male voices aren’t very good at all and it sounds like a computer reading it

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The story was good but I just got annoyed that main character Gerty kept screwing up and making situations worse. Other than that narrator did a good job performing and bringing characters to life. I received this for an honest review.

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New Twist on Vampire Lore

These vampires descend from the Greek gods, and Greece is the venue for this 1st book. Most of the vampire "rules" are in place here as our 17-year-old protagonist learns slowly and painfully. One seriously bad decision after another reveals the immaturity and pure daftness of her character. The Greek family with which she lives as a foreign exchange student does everything imaginable to keep her out of trouble, to nil effect. Hence, the storyline progresses to the inevitable semi-tragic conclusion to set up book 2. The narrator does not distinguish "much" between characters so keep a close ear or be confused with dialogue.

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Greek Mythology and Vampires

I truly enjoyed the narration by Racquel Armandpour. She has brought great depth to each of the characters in the story that Eva Pohler wrote. If you have read the book and was unsure of how some of the names are to be said she does a wonderful job with the Greek names. I enjoyed the blending of Vampires and Greek Mythology together. It really gives a new light on how this could be how the Vampires came to be. If you get a chance get your copy and listen to this or you can even buy for you eReader or get a paperback copy.

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A great twist on vampires

I thought this was a really cool way of mixing vampires and ancient Greek lore. I really enjoyed it and cant wait for the real to be recorded and released on audible. I am throughly invested in this story.

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Vampire Addiction

Young love with a vampire is it ever really safe? When another loves you too and yet he’s not the ordinary boy you thought he was either. I’m not sure their will ever be a happy ending with either choice she makes or for this series. The narration was nice and easy to listen to.