its depictions of depression and trauma are heartfelt, and its message of hope is hard to resist. If you've grown out of Twilight but still fancy some monsters in your comfort reads, this could be just the sweet, emotionally literate, non-sparkly love story you're looking for
As far as dry, quirky humour goes, however, Ry Herman does it well. This was a book that I needed, in a time when I certainly needed it. I would certainly recommend this book.
Love Bites is about finding love and relearning trust after abuse, even as the characters still struggle with fear and guilt: this creates two main characters who are realistically flawed, incredibly multi-faceted. This is a story with sharp wit, writing that has you laughing one moment and deep in empathy the next. Outside of the characters, the setting comes across strongly even for someone who has no idea what Boston looks like; we see the surroundings play out in almost lyrical prose, concentrated on specific moments and motions
I do enjoy urban fantasy novels that take the real world and give it a tiny twist to see what happens. Love bites must have one of the subtlest yet. This book may be about vampires, but it all felt very human to me
The perfect rom-com between two girls, a human and a vampire. The characters are strongly built and develop as the story evolves. A good story for everyone who is into the genre