Vampire, Heart, and Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston


In this heart-wrenching debut YA novel that’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown meets They Both Die at the End, a teen girl takes a trip to New Orleans with her estranged best friend to find a vampire to save her dying father.

Victoria and her dad have shared a love of the undead since the first vampire revealed his existence on live TV. Public fear soon drove the vampires back into hiding, yet Victoria and her father still dream about finding a vampire together. But when her dad is diagnosed with terminal cancer, it’s clear that’s not going to happen. Instead, Victoria vows to find a vampire herself—so that she can become one and then save her father.

Armed with research, speculations, and desperation—and helped by her estranged best friend, Henry—Victoria travels to New Orleans in search of a miracle. There she meets Nicholas, a mysterious young man who might give her what she desires. But first, he needs Victoria to prove she loves life enough to live forever.

She agrees to complete a series of challenges, from scarfing sugar-drenched beignets to singing with a jazz band, all to show she has what it takes to be immortal. But truly living while her father is dying feels like a betrayal. Victoria must figure out how to experience joy and grief at once, trusting all the while that Nicholas will hold up his end of the bargain…because the alternative is too impossible to imagine.

My Review:

Vampires, Heart and Other Dead Things was a rollercoaster of emotions. This book deals with grief in a twisted new way. Really thought this book was a bit different to me. Which has drawn me in big time. Also another pretty awesome cover I love. The setting of the book is New Orleans which was pretty neat.

I likes Victoria in the book, she is a such a huge vampire fan just like her dad. When her father gets cancer, she shuts down her emotion, and focus only taking care of her father. She even lost interest in art, and her friends. When her father cancer can’t be treated no more, she race against time to find a vampire to help out.

This book was such a quick pace read. In New Orleans Victoria does some annoying stuff in the book and hurts her friend a lot. I get she is grieving and really only cares about saving her father. Even it means she looses herself in the process. Nicholas in the book tries to help best he can, making Victoria feel alive again with his challenges.

In the end it’s a race against time, Will Victoria get the answers she seek to save her father?????

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