I’m not usually a fan of vampire novels, so they have to be a bit different to hold my attention. To Touch The Sun, by Laura Enright was different. I liked the linking back to the horrors of the First World War – and the pseudo-science I was almost starting to believe.
Adding a clever twist to all the popular vampire legends, Laura shows how even a well-worn genre can still carry a good story. I did find myself wondering how a vampire could become a successful chef without ever seeing the sun – or how scientists could so easily accept some really challenging ideas - but part of the fun of the genre is to not take itself too seriously.
Well paced, with plenty going on, I found this an easy and engaging read that kept me guessing. The door has of course been left open for a much needed sequel, as there are still many questions. Sleep well – and don’t have nightmares!
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About the Author
Laura Enright is the author of "Chicago's Most Wanted™ The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities" and "Vampires' Most Wanted The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities." Youn can find out more about Laura's books on her website http://www.laura-enright.com/ and find her on Twitter @laura_enright