Justine: Into The Blood by Carole Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Entertaining and Terrifying - just what a vampire story should be!
This book is well written and it captures you from the very start! It is an interesting spin on the life of a vampire and the journey she makes to find herself. It is a fascinating journey the author takes Justine through as she is torn from a life of innocence to the seedy dark world of debauchery known only to the corrupt elites and the vampire communities.
I love historical fiction and the details given about life in France and England during the French Revolution are exquisite! You can taste, smell, and feel the world as though you are there and at times, the darkness can seem like it's closing in on you, just as Justine felt it was swallowing her up too!
The questions raised about what evil really might be are subtle, but they definitely get you thinking. You get to see another side of horror in this dark thriller; the side where the sinister nature of humans without limits, used to excess and instant gratification, rival even the most terrific of vampires! In some cases, the humans valued the life of others even less than the creatures of the night!
I loved this story! It had some graphic scenes, but hey, it's a vampire story! If you can't handle having someone sink their teeth into someone's flesh and suck the blood to the very last drop then you won't like this, but if you do... and if you don't mind some explicit sexual interactions, this novel will be a must read! I definitely recommend it and I'd have to say that Carole Gill is a master in the telling of horror tales!
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