TARYN HAD NEVER BEEN NORMAL.
She wasn't like other girls- not after that night, that thing, took her parents from her. She made it through hospitals, doctors, and therapy by playing by their rules and saying all the things they wanted to hear. But, inside, she held on to the truth.
She knew what she saw.
SHE SPENT HER TEEN YEARS PREPARING IN SECRET
With her two closest friends at her side, she dedicated herself to a mission. She would train and she would hunt. When the time came, she would be ready. No one she loved would be hurt by one of those monsters ever again.
But with high school behind them, new found freedom comes with new responsibilities and new problems. Instead of weapons and self defense classes, she now has jobs and bills. The relation-ship with her best friend was suddenly shifting into new, scary territories. How could she take down bad guys if she couldn’t get her own life in order?
AND THEN THERE WAS HIM.
A mysterious stranger who pops up in suspicious places and throws off all sorts of bad vibes. His face now starred in her regular nightmares and plagued her thoughts in the day. Was she over-reacting? Or, was this finally the monster she had been waiting for? As the scars of Taryn’s past rise up to haunt her, she begins to question herself. With her mission faltering and her friendship off kilter, would life ever be the same again?
Would she ever be the same?
The story starts out with Taryn complaining about therapy. That right there should hook anyone into reading further on. Joood is spot on when she says the first paragraph is where it's at:
Madeline says I have to write a diary. She gave me this notebook to fill up. It's part of recovery. She says this will help me with my feelings. I told her to shove the book up her ass.
And that's not the only instance where Taryn shows off her sassy self. But I won't post them all here; that's incentive enough, in my opinion, to get you all to check out this book. Who doesn't love a sassy character? There were many memorable moments where I found myself cackling, tearing up a bit, hiding my face in embarrassment, or even muttering under my breath at Taryn for being so freaking clueless. I mean, come on girl, surely you can't be so blind?
Megan hosted a penance party where she asked for our forgiveness for not informing us about this tour. To help spread the word, I may have made avatars featuring platypires... *shifty eyes* I had waaay too much fun making those.
Anyway, I'm hoping there is some sort of sequel that follows this book, but even if there isn't this is a fantastic book that is great as a standalone. If you're looking for a book that will make you feel a little of everything, I highly recommend picking up this beauty. You're in for a treat if you do (some sort of cookie surely). I give There Are No Vampires In This Book all 5 Platypires!