The Dark Heroine
I first read about it in the Wall Street Journal as an example of a self-published book that did well enough to be picked up by a mainstream publisher, which then offered the author a contract for future work. When I learned it was a vampire story, I bought it instantly. I love vampire books and have read a slew of them, but I don’t think I’ve read one quite as colorful or imaginative as The Dark Heroine. And the backstory of the author? She was 14 when she started writing this – that’s right, 14 years old. She is currently 18 and a student at Oxford, which I hope won’t teach her that vampire fiction is bad.
This book has a strong heroine, always key for me. If you’re in the mood for well written, paranormal fun, try The Dark Heroine.