Book Review: Generation V by: M.L. Brennan

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Roc

Publish Date: May 7, 2013

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Reality Bites

Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire. Well, sort of. He’s still mostly human.

But when a new vampire comes into his family’s territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy for wanting to get involved. So it’s up to Fort to take action, with the assistance of Suzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find a way to outsmart the deadly vamp, even if he isn’t quite sure how.

But without having matured into full vampirehood and with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort’s rescue mission might just kill him.…

Review: Fortitude (Fort) Scott’s life is kind of just there and it blows. He’s got a degree, a job, an apartment (with a roommate), and a girlfriend – but they’re all worthless. Oh, and he’s also going to be a vampire when he grows up. Right now he’s still (mostly) human while his mother, brother, and sister are full (and quite old) vampires. When Fort meets the vampire visiting his mother’s territory, he wants to save the young human girl the vampire has in his “entourage”. When she shows up dead and two younger girls are kidnapped, Fort decides he’s tired of taking everything lying down. Along with his kitsune bodyguard, Suzume, Fort’s out to take down the visiting vampire and save the girls…well, as long as he doesn’t get killed in the process.

I enjoyed ‘Generation V’ from the start. I liked Fort, even though he needed to grow a set, because he was one of the first vampires I’d read about who wasn’t super-suave and debonair (or icky and creepy). He was easy to identify and sympathize with and I definitely relished his character development as the story progressed. I also loved Suzume and I was pleasantly surprised as you don’t always see the more obscure supernatural creatures as a main/supporting character. I am intensely excited to see where this series will go and I definitely recommend ‘Generation V’ to those who are looking for a different type of vampire fare!

American Vampire/Fortitude Scott Series: Generation V (1)


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