By Francesca Lia Block
Harper Teen, Paperback, 9780061547874, 195pp.
Publication Date: August 2010
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Even if I wanted to die for someone, it wouldn't be that easy. They just keep dying for me.
Something is happening to Charlotte Emerson. Like the fires that are ravaging the hills of L.A., it consumes her from the inside out.
Something to do with the tear in her enviably perfect nails. The way she feels when she's with the brooding, magnetic Jared. The blood rushing once again to her cheeks and throughout her veins.
For Charlotte is a vampire, witness to almost a century's worth of death and destruction. But not since she was a human girl has mortality touched her.
“A true original…[Block] has created something psychologically complex, erotically charged, and unusually poignant.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“I love the lush, melancholy world of this novel, and its heroine, with her century of secrets.”
-Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of EVERNIGHT
“A startlingly original work that drives a stake deep into the heart of typical vampire stories.”
-School Library Journal
“Sizzles and satisfies.”
“Will be gobbled like candy by teen readers.”
-The Horn Book
“With her characteristic flair and seductive prose, Block makes this tangled story of betrayal and love a standout. Sensuous and heartbreaking, sure to both satisfy and challenge fans of the supernatural romance.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books