I have MUCH less tolerance for the typical Vampire novel heroine, the feisty, strong young lady who is completely unaware of her own physical charm. BLEUGH.
Good news, Brandon Hale, has delivered a 'Vampire Apocalyptic' fantasy ride without any of the usual romantic fluff.
In Lily's reality, the human population has all but given up the fight to live free, in fact America is the only remaining 'hold out' against the Vampire and Werewolf incursion.... and this hold out teeters on the edge of capitulation as well.
Lily, who is dealing with the death of (and the responsibility for,) her whole village, has the skills and motivation to join the 'Day Soldiers', an elite group of warriors who battle to turn the tide against the surging Vampire and Werewolf populations.
But can she do more that just give her life for the cause?
Delivering a smart premise and tense writing, Day Soldiers is a step above the usual for this genre. With a protagonist to cheer for and enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged, Brandon Hale has delivered a Vampire novel you won't need to blush while reading!
Bravo Mr Hale!