"This book is an interesting read -- and a fantastic job for a first novel. Written from the viewpoint of a teenager, it is chilling in its matter-of-fact statements of youth that are juxtaposed with horrific statements ("I forgot to mention... I love blood"). These give it a certain horror, reminiscent of American Psycho -- though without the explicit violence.
For those wanting an entertaining tale that stretches the boundaries of the vampire genre in entertaining ways, this is a must-buy novel. Try it, you'll like it."
- Duncan Long
"This book kinda left me hanging so i am very much looking forward to the sequel or sequels. Great Job!! Different from the now regular vampire books. 2 thumbs up."
"This book is now on the top of my favorites list for sure! With such an easy to follow and detailed story-line, you would never think that this book is by a first time author! I didn't know the age of the author until after I had read and definitely approved of the book, and all i have to say is "16?! WOW!!" The end had me wanting more, but what good book doesn't?! I sincerely hope part 2 comes out soon!!!"
Antiserum Part I
Sixteen-year-old high school student Jocelyn loves blood; she lives for it. She’s a blood addict. But that’s not all that’s going on in her life. Strange dreams haunt her sleep; she can read minds; and she hears voices in her head. And she discovers that J.B.—her twin sister—and their friends Sadie and Nikki all have similar powers. She learns that all of them a part of a group known as the Genetic Race. But their powers and existence are threatened by another group known as the Others, and their only hope lies in traveling to Transylvania, where they must locate a special blood-filled amulet. On this trip, with the help of the very attractive Adrian, Jocelyn will discover that the very substance she needs to survive may have become her new and very deadly addiction.
Curious about names like Emil, and Vasile? I research names by the region where they would have been born, then I scroll through the many names on the lists and read the definitions on each one, (if they have one.) For example, the name Kemen means 'strength'. Is he strong enough in Antiserum Part I??
My eyes snapped open to a bright ray of sunlight as I screamed bloody murder.
Nikki and J.B. were at my side in an instant;'pulling me into the shadowed surroundings of what looked like a holding cell.
I clung to the cold floor as I tried to clear my head. think, think, think straight!
My eyes widened as I realized the stone floor and walls that connected to the rusty iron bars in front of me, "Were the hell are we?!" I nearly screeched.
J.B. turned towards me, her eyes swirled with a silver hue, "We're in Emil's holding cells." She said in a hushed tone.
"What? Why?!" I asked quickly.
Nikki quickly shushed me, "Shut up! If he heard you he will be on his way!" she hissed.
What's going on? Why are we stuck in here? And where is Sadie? I thought to J.B. and Nikki who were both staring nervously at the hallway on the other side of the iron bars.
Nikki's head turned in my direction, Emil found out about us sneaking around in his study. He knows we know...It was him that came into out suite when we were asleep. Not Sadie.
He knows we know what? I thought quickly.
That we're just like him! That we're a product of his genes! Nikki nearly stabbed me with her stare.
Before I could begin to ask how they knew of Emil's past, J.B. asserted herself.
You were projecting your dream, Joss. It was like a goddamn horror movie that just played in our heads and we couldn't press 'stop.' Her forehead creased with worry. You couldn't wake up until you were finished with what he wanted you to see.
My head began to pound as I remembered Emil drinking the life from his father, The history of... oh my gawd... we're --
"Vampires." Emil's velvet voice floated around the room like a cloud of smoke.